Mother's Day Edition
May 2020

BDay Auction is LIVE
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CCRx Auction FUN-draiser -- Mother's Day Edition

For your Mom, in honor of your Mom.

"Building Stories" giclée print, signed + personalized by Chris Ware.

Check out other items too! Bidding ends May 17.

All proceeds benefit Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange (CCRx).
Other Auction Items include Art, Activities, Services and Experiences...
  • Virtual Zoom Tour of the Worlds Columbian Exposition for 10 with Chicago's Cultural Historian, Tim Samuelson.
  • 30 minute Interview on WGN Radio with Rick Kogan.  
  • Museum of Science and Industry Family Membership   
  • Curated Films Streamed Weekly to you from Gene Siskel Film Center.   
  • Landscape Design Consultation with Chris Gent Landscapes
  • Leadership Coaching with Esther Grimm, 3Arts
  • Pet Portrait by John Hern


  • Never a Lovely So Real photograph by William Zbaren  
  • Uptown Community Poster
  • Art Institute of Chicago Private Tour
  • Skateboard Deck by Peter Exley / Architecture is Fun
Grandma Gussie's Secret Recipe for Mandel Bread. 
Wagyu Beef Tallow -- excellent for French Fries!  
Boxed Water is Better Eco Set 
Dinner for 4 Delivered to your Door. 


  • Private Bookbinding Workshop with Regin Igloria
  • Stupid Cat Tricks Zoom with Andy Pierce + his Feline Friends 
  • Wallets, Belt and Pouch Kits from Chicago School of Shoemaking
  • Cards Against Humanity Absurd + Human Packs
  • Custom-designed + printed poster for YOU by William Estrada
  • Personal Affirmation Affidavit via Society of Smallness Document Bureau



TIM Talks...
You've heard of TED Talks.... Chicago's Cultural Historian Tim Samuelson will give personal Zoom "TIM Talks" for you and up to 10 others on 
  • Marketing Love to the Masses (The Valmor Story) 
  • The Chicago Mayonnaise School of Illustration
  • Mecca Flat Blues and
  • The Birth of the Infomercial (Ronco + Popeil Products)

  • Bee-Keeping Instruction + 1 Nuc of Honeybees from West Side Bee Boyz
  • Composting Consultation with Beth Eckerty

Thrifty Science from U of C Press, Lacy Coligan's #1 Amazon Bestseller Pizza Patience and all Things Love, Carlos Rolon's signed monograph Outside In, Iker Gil's Inside Marina City, Rich Cahan + Mike William's Vivian Maier Out of the Shadows...


by Kathryn Fimreite, Aaron Hughes, Fred Holland, Oli Watt, and many more 


And much, much more...


Made by Cass Westover of Chicago Shakespeare Theater!
What are you waiting for?

All proceeds go to the Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange, a 501c3 nonprofit that provides supplies and equipment to Chicago teachers, artists, nonprofits and community groups.
Thank you and happy bidding!!
Email Update
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The Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange (CCRx) is a 501c3 nonprofit committed to the creative reuse and redistribution of surplus materials to Chicago teachers, non-profits, arts and community groups.  

We are grateful for support from the Chicago Teachers Union Foundation, Art Works Fund/Chicago Community Trust, Harper Court Arts Council, the Field Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council (a state agency), Montgomery Ward Foundation, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, many individual donors... and YOU!

Help pay our staff -- please consider a financial gift to the Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange (CCRx).  You can donate via Paypal Giving Fund, or send a check to CCRx, 5530 S. Shore Drive 15b, Chicago IL  60637.   All donation are tax-deductible.  

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