The 9th Annual Chi-Town Jazz Festival begins on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
For the past 8 years, members of the jazz community in Chicago have come together for a week-long jazz festival designed to raise funds for hunger relief in the Chicago area. Musicians donate their performances, many of Chicago’s most popular jazz venues donate their space, and numerous people volunteer to organize and/or work at the Festival events. But we can’t do it without you and we need your help in 2018 because hunger is still an issue in our communities.
The results of a recent study by Feed America are both sobering and challenging:
• In Illinois, 1 in 7 are at risk of hunger and lack adequate access to the food they need to lead healthy, active lives.
• In Illinois, 1 in 5 children (about 22%) are food insecure. Good nutrition provides an indispensable foundation for future physical and mental health, academic achievement, and economic productivity. Hungry children are more likely to have trouble concentrating, get headaches and infections, be hospitalized and are less likely to perform well in classrooms and in sports.
• National studies show that nearly 6 million “older adults” aged 50-59 and more than 5 million senior citizens age 60 and older face a number of unique medical and mobility challenges that put them at risk. After a lifetime of hard work, many are forced to choose between paying for groceries and buying medicine.
Join in our mission by being a Sponsor for the 2018 Chi-Town Jazz Festival. There are many levels of sponsorship opportunities available. Please review them here.
We hope to see you at our Jazz Festival events. Continue to check this web site for more details regarding artists, schedules, and developing news.
With your support, we can continue to donate 90% of all funds raised through the Festival to local charities to support our Hunger Relief mission.
Please continue to support the Chi-Town Jazz Festival and Hunger Relief in Chicago.
John Moulder, Director
Chi-Town Jazz Festival
C/O Care For Real
5339 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60640
Chi-Town Jazz Festival, is a fundraising project of Care for Real a 501(C)3 organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.