Monday, March 12, 2012

Buy Raffle Tickets This Wednesday To Support RefugeeOne

On Wednesday, March 14 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm, RefugeeOne invites you to stop by after work for our Raffle Day at Uptown Lounge, 1136 West Lawrence Avenue, directly across the street from our offices. We ask you, your friends and co-workers to join us for a fun night, grab a drink, eat some snacks, and have a pre-game rally when Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls take on and beat Lebron James and the Miami Heat at 8:30!

At our Raffle Day, you can also help us pick our Benefit’s After Party signature drink – The Resettler. We will be taste testing a few choices and you can vote on your favorite one.

During the Raffle Day, we will be selling raffle tickets, discount After Party tickets at $40 each, as well as discount benefit tickets at $125 each.

As a reminder, raffle tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100 and we have great prizes: 1st place is a 64GB iPad, the newly released version, with WiFi and 4G LTE; 2nd place is 2 game tickets for 5 of Chicago’s sports teams, including the Chicago Bulls.

Come in Bulls gear and win a free raffle ticket. We hope to see you there on Wednesday!

RefugeeOne has been serving Uptown for 30 years.  According to its website, 
"For 30 years, RefugeeOne has provided a full range of services to refugees brought to the United States by the U.S. Federal government for resettlement in the Chicago metropolitan area.  The refugees fled their homelands out of fear due to war or persecution.  RefugeeOne helps them find housing, learn English and acclimate to American culture.  We work with them to develop computer and other employable skills to find jobs.  We help them obtain medical and other care, access the public school system for their children, apply for citizenship, and obtain care for elderly family members.  Last year RefugeeOne welcomed hundreds of refugees -- mostly Bhutanese, Burmese and lesser numbers from Iraq and various African countries.  We welcomed approximately 35% of all refugees resettled in the Chicago area."

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