May 2020

BDay Auction Launch May 2
Teacher Resources + Recs
Memory Lane 
Join in the Celebration!

Celebrate my 60th birthday this Saturday May 2 from 7pm - 8pm with a.
Zoom BDay Launch Party
hosted by Chicago's Cultural Historian (and my husband) Tim Samuelson

What a sweetie! Tim is going to 'surprise me' tomorrow night with an intimate birthday celebration on Zoom as we launch a FUN-draising auction with amazing art, objects, services and experiences, all to raise money for CCRx!  

We'll share the auction website and featured items, and share a couple moments of sequestered life with the Koenen-Samuelsons.  And cake!!

CCRx has served thousands of teachers, students and others through pop-up events and from our warehouse on the SW side.  With COVID upon us, we are ramping up an online market to serve them better!  We need to raise some funds for this -- and, these days, we need to have some FUN too!

Sign up for Barb's BDay Fun-draising Auction Launch Party 

Bid on a unique array of Art + Objects, Services, and Virtual Experiences -- to brighten up the humdrum of sheltering at home.  Items include virtual tours, intimate concerts, commissioned poetry, fabulous artwork, personal cooking classes, yoga, coaching and more.

 The auction goes live on Saturday, May 2nd at 7pm and will end on Sunday May 17 at 5pm.

Stay tuned to our website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates on the auction and updates on specific items.  

And thank you for your consideration, your support, and for being part of 60 wonderful years!  
Wishing you and yours health, safety + love,

Barbara Koenen
Founder, Executive Director

Teacher Resources and Recommendations / Email Update
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Memory Lane
Cuz its my birthday....
About CCRx

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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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