The Free Free Market has been postponed in order to ensure that Occupy Chicago run the best event possible. We have received confirmation from our sponsoring organizations and the church that they will be supportive of our future date.
We have set some donations goals to reach before we begin promoting the event within in the community. Over the next few days expect to see an inventory of our collected items posted here and frequent updates of how close we are to reaching our goal.
Occupy Chicago would like to collect:
-400 hundred gifts
-600 care packages (these packages will contain a minimum of three canned food items, two house hold cleaners and two hygiene products)
To help make this event a success for the entire community, please donate the following items:
1. Non-Perishable foods
2. Hygiene/cleaning products.
3. Hats, mittens, and other winter items.
4. Small appliances.
5. Knitted or crocheted scarves etc.
6. Toys for kids.
Drop off locations:
South Side -- The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Chicago
(5650 S. Woodlawn, inside by the office) After 10am to closing.
North Side -- Gallery B1E, (6902 N. Glenwood Ave). 8am-4pm; 7 days a week and by appointment.
Downtown -- We are collecting donations at our General Assemblies on at 500 S. Michigan Ave after 7pm. We will be collecting on Wednesday the 28th.
When we have enough donations for this to be a success, we will have an event where members of the community will be invited to select a free donated gift to have wrapped on site for giving to a loved one, or to keep for themselves! Guests are also encouraged to bring a gift to donate for future Free, Free Markets—Take what you need, and leave what you don’t!
This event is organized and sponsored by Occupy Chicago, STOP Chicago, Occupy the Hood Chicago, K.L.E.O. Community Family Life Center and the Racial Justice task force of the Social Justice Council of the First UU Church of Chicago.
Flier for the donation drive (download original if the formatting is weird)
Facebook page for the Free Free Market