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A Charitable Confection In Chicago To Benefit Project Orange Tree

Foodies and dessert lovers, come out on Friday, April 25 at the Chicago Urban Art Society to indulge in one of Chicago’s sweetest charity events, a unique dessert and cocktail benefit, all guilt-free! This year will be the inaugural A Charitable Confection to benefit Project Orange Tree.

A Charitable Confection Event Invite (Photo Credit: Grandbaby-cakes.com)

A Charitable Confection Event Invite (Photo Credit: Grandbaby-cakes.com)

Project Orange Tree is an awareness organization, completely youth-run, whose main focus is eliminating and creating awareness about systemic violence that effects Chicago. This organization is empowered by the Lupe Fiasco Foundation.

Funds from A Charitable Confection will directly benefit the teens’ initiative called “Project Oasis”, where land will be purchased in Chicago’s urban areas to supply food deserts with community gardens and transform empty lots into something that can benefit the community! 

The Charitable Confection is hosted by none other than Jocelyn Delk Adams, author and creator behind one of the best baking blogs out there, Grandbaby Cakes. Ask Miss A profiled Jocelyn for a Charity Meets interview back in December, to read more about Jocelyn, click here.

Hosted by reporter and anchor Michelle Relerford of NBC 5 Chicago, the evening will include some amazing treats, special raffles, and a silent auction.

The Host Committee includes:
Johanna M. Cook, Cooking Personality
Momma Cuisine, host of “Great Everyday Meals
D.C. Crenshaw, food and lifestyle personality
Gale Gand, Chicago-based pastry chef and cookbook author
Amy Hilliard, CEO of the Comfort Cake Company
Debi Lilly, founder and president of A Perfect Event
Glenn Murray, founder of 220 Communications
Ina Pinkney, owner of the former Ina’s Restaurant
Michelle Relerford, NBC 5 Chicago News
Mindy Segal, owner of Mindy’s Hot Chocolate
Josie Smith-Malave, Bravo’s Top Chef  TV Show finalist. 

Sponsors of A Charitable Confection include Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, Trinity Hospital, More Cupcakes, Curl Kitchen, Ruth and Phil’s Gourmet Ice Cream, A Perfect EventPillsbury, and Joia Life Soda.

Event Partners include Support Your Cause Consulting, M&M Special Events, Kesh Events, Allure Floral Design,Elle Kay Events, Loquacious Catering, Love Cork ScrewRolling Out Magazine, Katie Basil Photography,  Susie Kirkwood Graphic Design, and Peluso Isherwood Public Relations. 

Vendors include Bake ChicagoBrown Sugar Bakery,Jo Snow SyrupsMore CupcakesNielsen-Massey Vanillas featuring Vanille Patisserie, Nticing NgredientsPear Tree Preserves,Ruth and Phil’s Gourmet Ice Cream ,Spin Spun Gourmet Cotton CandyThee Sweetest ThangWhat About Them Apples, and Yum Squared Bakery.

WHEN: Friday, April 25, 2014 from 6 – 10 p.m.

WHERE:
Chicago Urban Art Society
600 W Cermak Road, Unit #1B
Chicago, IL 60616
Ph. 773-951-8101

TICKETS:
$20.00 General Admission, includes 1 raffle ticket & a special treat
$100.00 VIP tickets, includes National Culinary Celebrities and Chicago’s Own Industry Leaders Featuring Wine, Hors D’oeuvres and Desserts.

To purchase, click here.

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