By meeting the CPA in the summertime and donating, I was to book a winter event with them to fill the bar with people during our offseason.
Promoting the February Event
To promote event, we sold hearts that we posted behind the bar for the month of February. People could color on them and write their name. This was a good way to raise funds for the CPA, promote the event, as well give an opportunity for those who couldn't make the event to donate/visit Citizen Bar.
To coincide with the Taste of River North Weekend, which is already huge at Citizen, we used the popularity of the street fest to drive people to Citizen for a charity event on Sunday morning.
Toys for Tots
Every year since 2006 (dating back to my days at Gaslight), we have a had a Toys for Tots party that donated Toys to the kids of Oakton Elementary School. My friend used to be a teacher there so that's how the relationship began. She has since left but we've carried on the tradition.
Bedford Toys for Tots
Not only do we do this party at Citizen but at Bedford as well.
Bedford Toys for Tots Poster
Note the Candy Cane DM logo
Some Toys collected
Sue Duncan Foundation
During my first year of management at Citizen (2009), I was introduced to people at the Sue Duncan Children's Center. Every summer, we've held their 'Summer Soiree.'
Sunday Brunch Fundraiser
Another fundraiser we did for the CPA in 2014
Sue Duncan March Madness Game Watch
Since hosting their Summer Soiree, we added the March Madness game watch.