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September 8, 2018

CCRx's Fall 2018 Swap Circle for Teachers was a great success!

Over 500 Chicago teachers received more than 10 tons of supplies, materials and equipment donated by 140 Chicago businesses and individuals, valued at $150,000.  The Swap was held at Rockwell on the River, a beautiful event space donated to CCRx for the 2 weeks it took to build, host and dismantle this pop-up event.

80+ volunteers were needed to make it happen, and they pitched in on everything from designing signs to directing traffic, weighing donations, greeting teachers and sweeping up.   They were (are) amazing!!!

 Highlights?   Well....

Kendra Johnson won the drum set for Sullivan High School!


Erin Franziger won the Casio keyboard for Telpochcalli Elementary School!

Muhammed University got 20+ painting easels, someone got 150+ orchestra gowns, someone else got a whole bunch of graduation gowns, and Roseanne Tellez from CBS News did a great story on us!

Many teachers got classroom sets of The Great Garden Dete...

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