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The Autumn Auction Was a Huge Success!

Nov 25th, 2014 by info | Comments Off

Girls Rock! Chicago extends our deepest gratitude to everyone who came out to our sold-out Fifth Annual Autumn Auction. We are incredibly thankful for each and every guest, donor, and volunteer who helped make the event a huge success. Because of your generosity, we were able to raise over $8,000! That is twice as much as we raised last year. That number equates to many wonderful possibilities for GR!C, such as eighteen camper scholarships, twenty new drum kits, or one full year of rent!

We are so lucky to be a part of such a generous, supportive community. Thank you all so much for being a part of our success!

YOU’RE INVITED! Autumn Auction 2014

Oct 27th, 2014 by info | Comments Off

We hope that you will join us for Girls Rock! Chicago’s biggest fundraiser of the year, our Annual Autumn Auction. You’re invited to celebrate the close of our ninth camp season with drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and a wide array of items and experiences for bid.

Autumn Auction Invite 2014

A sample of our bidding table:

Cruiser Bicycle from BFF Bikes / Acoustic Guitar from Guitar Center / Two VIP Passes to Pitchfork Music Festival / Private Cocktail & Gumbo Lessons With the Owners of Analogue / Design-Your-Own Cocktail Recipe With Mixologist Paul McGee at Three Dots & A Dash / Tickets to Sleater-Kinney, Fitz & the Tantrums, and Lucinda Williams



All proceeds benefit Girls Rock! Chicago

Save the Date: Girls Rock! Chicago’s Fifth Annual Autumn Auction

Sep 25th, 2014 by info | Comments Off

Summer camp season is over, which means one thing: it’s time for our annual Autumn Auction!

Save the Date: 11/20/2014

Please save the evening of Thursday, November 20th, 2014 for Girls Rock! Chicago’s fifth-annual Autumn Auction. You’re invited to celebrate the close of our ninth camp season with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at The Violet Hour, a long-time supporter of ours.

More details in the weeks to come! Mark your calendars and see you in November!


INFORMATION: rsvp(at)girlsrockchicago(dot)org

Read more about the auction here.

2014 Camp Season Has Come to an End

Aug 29th, 2014 by info | Comments Off

As another inspiring year of summer camps comes to an end, we extend our endless thanks to all of our campers, parents, volunteers, donors, and supporters who helped make 2014 a successful year all around.

DJ Remixa, photo by Sarah Frier.

DJ Remixa, photo by Sarah Frier.

We are honored to have worked with nearly 160 campers in creating over 40 original songs and DJ sets that showed the world why they truly do rock. We’re also proud to share that we were featured in an excellent article in the Huffington Post. You can read all about it here.

This fall, we’ll hope that you will catch up with us at our annual Volunteer Party and Autumn Auction–both currently in the works! Stay tuned for details.

YOU’RE INVITED: Camp Kickoff on Saturday, June 14th!

Jun 10th, 2014 by info | Comments Off

We are pleased to invite all of our campers, families, fans, and friends to our annual Camp Kickoff! We will be at Suder Montessori (2022 W. Washington Blvd.) this Saturday, June 14th from 2:00 to 5:00 PM with food, games, crafts, and music. This event is an opportunity for campers, volunteers, and staff to meet and make new friends. This event is ALL AGES, outdoors, and open to the public. All 2014 campers can attend this event for free!

2013 Camp CDs on Bandcamp

May 6th, 2014 by info | Comments Off

Our 2013 Camp CDs are now available to stream or purchase from Bandcamp! We just can’t get enough of these brilliant creations. We hope you enjoy them too!

If we didn’t see you at the listening party on Sunday, May 4th, keep an eye on your mailbox; you should receive your CD this week. Want to purchase extra copies? Follow the links below:

Purchase extra July 2013 CDs

Purchase extra August 2013 CDs