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      CommentAuthorseanile mick
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2012 edited
     
    edit: dammit, this was suppopsed to be a whisper convo to Brunop

    whatever..i'll go with it now.


    Anyone from Chicago got any leads I could follow that could offer a place for 33 Bike&Build riders to sleep/shower/eat? And a place to park a van trailer? We often stay at community centers or churches and if you know someone who I could chat with I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!



    Hey there folks!

    For those of you who don't know me, I'm Sean, and this summer I’ll be co-leading a group of 33 young adults as we bike 3,800 miles from Portsmouth, NH to Vancouver, BC on a ride organized by the non-profit organization, Bike & Build. Along the route we'll be building houses to help make affordable housing more available to those who need it, and to educate those who aren't aware of such a need.
    As a part of our journey, each leader and rider is required to fundraise $4,500 before the start of the trip. With the help of some very generous family, friends (many being from this forum), and strangers, I’ve been able to raise $4155 over the past 2 months. This money will be distributed to local housing organizations along our route, recipients of a Bike & Build grant, projects and people that support B&B, and more. This summer, Bike & Build is looking to raise more than $600,000 for people in need throughout the country, and I was hoping some of yas would be interested in being a part of it. Additionally, Bike & Build is a 501(c)(3) organization so any donation is tax deductible :).
    I plan on sending post cards to donors from places along the route, so if there's a destination that you'd like one from I can make that happen! Thanks a ton for reading!

    My donation link is here:
    http://bikeandbuild.org/rider/6196
    Info on the organization is here:
    Bike & Build
    Info on our route is here:
    Northern US

    Thanks y'alllll
    Any questions about it all, hit me up!somebody turn the lights off on this place already.
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2012
     
    www.chifg.com

    Also, paging Conor.Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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    thanks rob, i'll definitely throw a post up there. i've also messaged gilbert and he said he'll put me in touch with some folks if he can.somebody turn the lights off on this place already.
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      CommentAuthorjoeyfresh
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2012
     
    Former Chicago social worker, current TSB (but not forum) member, and future cousin-in-law Jaime recommends checking out this place in uptown:
    http://www.ica-usa.org/?page=buildinginfo
    http://www.ica-usa.org/resource/resmgr/Files/4750_GreenRise_Uptown_Learni.pdf

    He says: "Before it was more like a hostel, and I'm pretty sure they'd let people stay for free if they thought it was a worthy cause."We'll get you a cat, don't worry -t-honks
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      CommentAuthorseanile mick
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2012 edited
     
    thanks joe! I'll definitely hit them up.somebody turn the lights off on this place already.
    • CommentAuthorkerrbrick
    • CommentTimeMay 3rd 2012
     
    Hey Sean, a friend of mine from Chicago suggested getting in touch with Peter Buttitta, the director of ministry at St. Gertrude's church - apparently they have been known to help out in such ways. Here's their website contact us page:
    http://www.stgertrudechicago.org/contact-us/

    I also double as the future cousin-in-law.
    • CommentAuthorkerrbrick
    • CommentTimeMay 3rd 2012
     
    Also some more details on the the institute of cultural affairs, I stayed there ~10 years ago with a group. At the time, they had a floor with a bunch of rooms with multiple bunk beds/communal shower, etc, kinda like a hostel. I'm not sure if they charge groups to stay there, but they do seem to be very into the not-for-profit and environmentally friendly projects.
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    so great, thank you so much!somebody turn the lights off on this place already.
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      CommentAuthorjoeyfresh
    • CommentTimeMay 3rd 2012
     
    Let us know how it goes.We'll get you a cat, don't worry -t-honks
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    will do sirsomebody turn the lights off on this place already.
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      CommentAuthorseanile mick
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2012 edited
     
    Hey there folks!

    For those of you who don't know me, I'm Sean Reilly, and [if you haven't seen the previous rendition of this thread at all] this summer I’ll be co-leading a group of 33 young adults as we bike 3,800 miles from Portsmouth, NH to Vancouver, BC on a ride organized by the non-profit organization, Bike & Build. Along the route we'll be building houses to help make affordable housing more available to those who need it, and to educate those who aren't aware of such a need.
    As a part of our journey, each leader and rider is required to fundraise $4,500 before the start of the trip. With the help of some very generous family, friends (many being from this forum), and strangers, I’ve been able to raise $4155 over the past 2 months. This money will be distributed to local housing organizations along our route, recipients of a Bike & Build grant, projects and people that support B&B, and more. This summer, Bike & Build is looking to raise more than $600,000 for people in need throughout the country, and I was hoping some of yas would be interested in being a part of it. Additionally, Bike & Build is a 501(c)(3) organization so any donation is tax deductible :).
    I plan on sending post cards to donors from places along the route, so if there's a destination that you'd like one from I can make that happen! Thanks a ton for reading!

    My donation link is here:
    http://bikeandbuild.org/rider/6196
    Info on the organization is here:
    Bike & Build
    Info on our route is here:
    Northern US
    The blog I've been running and will continue to write during the ride is here:
    www.gogogadgetbikethighs.tumblr.com

    Thanks y'alllll
    Any questions about it all, hit me up!somebody turn the lights off on this place already.