Chicago Lost and Found Fundraiser

May 15, 2012 9:44:45 AM PDT
Mitch Pennell takes what some consider to be trash and turns it into treasures as part of his Lost and Found organization.

The not-for-profit organization provides art education and promotes creativity through re-purposing what people throw away. Pennell's background includes 25+ years in the design world of interiors product development and events. Chicago Lost & Found has a big gala to help raise money for the organization. Pennell shared some of his latest trash to treasure pieces including a new clutch bag created from men's trousers. Setting a new precedence in fund-raising, "The Big Picture" introduces a fresh concept with a pop-up boutique presented by Andersonville Galleria, featuring an array of hand-made goods by area artists and craftsmen. Total sales from the boutique will be matched by pledges made prior to the event. This "shop-a-thon" allows guests to purchase items they love or even gifts for someone special. In turn, each dollar spent is multiplied through pledges to fund the mission of art education.

"The Big Picture" Fundraiser for Chicago Lost & Found
May 24th 5:30PM-10:00PM
The Victor
311 N. Sangamon

Tickets: $30 (advance) $40 (door)
*includes food by Top Chef contestant Dale Levitski, an open bar and entertainment by Chicago's own duo Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen

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