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Eat Your Words is an evening of outstanding stories, marvelous food, and incomparable company to celebrate and support the students of 826CHI. 

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We hope to spot you among our faithful friends to toast to our students' stories.

 

Eat Your Words will feature local culinary innovators, music, and inspiring words from chef Rick Bayless, author Dave Eggers, and one special student writer for a spectacular evening. 

 

Deliciousness provided by chefs Giuseppe Tentori (GT Prime), Chris Pandel (Swift & Sons), Pat Sheerin (City Mouse), Jeremy Leven (mfk.), Genie Kwon (Oriole), Won Kim (Kimski), Abe Conlon (Fat Rice), Bernard Bennet (The Promontory), and Brian Enyart (Dos Urban Cantina).

 

Drinks designed by The Heavy Feather, Punch House, and  Broken Shaker.

 

Special appearances include MasterChef Junior Season 5 contestant Evan, NPR star and Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!  host Peter Sagal, and the Chicago Children's Choir.

 

And as our emcee, Ji Suk Yi (Windy City LIVE) will make sure we don't miss anything.

AUCTION

You can continue the excitement after the event by bidding on these exclusive experiences.

 

BOOZE-A-PALOOZA FOR 4

Revolution Brewery tour & gift card

Rhinehall tour & sample of Apple Brandy

Scofflaw Gin tasting

Gundlach Bundschu case of wines

 

BOKA AROUND TOWN

A nightlong progressive dinner for 6, with courses and cocktails at 6 of the hottest Chicago restaurants in the BoKa restaurant group! 

 

SIGNED CHICAGO FIRE HELMET

Take home a prop helmet signed by the cast of NBC hit television series Chicago Fire!

 

DINNER AND A COZY SHOW

Dinner for two with tickets to Andrew Bird’s annually sold out Gezelligheid concert at the beautiful Fourth Presbyterian Church, December 11-14

 

LITERARY LUNCH IN NYC

Spend a literary weekend in NYC with a friend, have lunch with founding 826CHI member and creator of This American Life, Ira Glass, and a stay at award-winning boutique hotel The Library Hotel. During lunch, Ira will record a voicemail greeting on your phone.

 

WAIT, WAIT... TELL ME MORE!

Tickets to NPR's popular current events quiz Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me! Have a laugh and test your news knowledge and continue the fun with drinks with Peter Sagal after the show. 

 

UNDERGROUND GOAT

Enjoy a private dinner with 19 of your friends in the secret dining room under Girl and a Goat. Menu designed for you by Chef Stephanie Izard.

With your help we can 

support 2,500 STUDENTS

at 100+ SCHOOLS

in 50+ ZIP CODES

with 400+ VOLUNTEERS

and print 80+ BOOKS of their stories!

 

You can find sponsorship details here or email Stien@826CHI.org for more information. 

S P O N S O R E D  B Y

826CHI supports Chicago students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and helps teachers inspire their students to write. We believe that great leaps in learning can happen with individualized attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. 

Your support helps our students build critical skills in playful yet challenging programs, free
of charge. Your gift also provides a platform for these thousands of young Chicagoans to share their stories and ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in their individual voice.

8 2 6 C H I  •  1276 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622  •  www.826chi.org • 773.772.8108

 

For sponsorship inquiries, please email stien@826chi.org