January 2022 Update: The bluebirds raised $400 in the second half of 2021! $200 went to the Irving Park Food Pantry (which I just learned had to close temporarily this week due to a fireworks-related fire), and $200 to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Thank you, knitters! The bluebird donations and updates will continue on an annual basis from here out. (Stay tuned for other short-term fundraisers that pop up in the meantime!)
6/4/21 Update: $55 given to Care for Real for April and May sales. Thanks, everybody!
4/2/21 Update: $100 raised through Bluebirds of Crappiness last month! I just sent the funds to The Love Fridge.
3/1/21 Update: Thanks to your Luvbots and Bluebirds of Crappiness pattern purchases, we raised $306 for the Greater Chicago Food Depository in February. Luv it!
1/3/21 Update: Good news: Thanks to your Generosi-trees and Bluebirds of Crappiness pattern purchases, we raised $1,360 for Chicago food support in December!
12/1/20 Update: In October we raised $840 thanks to your purchases of the Boo the Bat pattern, and November’s total was $309, which helped supplement some Tiny Thanksgivings. Thank you! Stay tuned for December’s fundraising pattern!
9/2/20 Update: August’s funds ($150) are going to Co-Prosperity Sphere’s Bridgeport Community Kitchen. Thank you!
7/31/20 Update: $1,660 raised for Chicago food pantries to date!
The portion you helped raise in July (just over $200) went to MASK (Mothers Against Senseless Killing) for their August baby supplies pantry drive. Thank you!
🐦 First, thanks to your Bluebirds of Crappiness pattern purchases, we raised another $430 for Chicago food pantries in June. That makes a total of $1,455 raised in two months! I’m dividing this month’s proceeds between Care for Real and I Grow Chicago.
🐦 And second, now people who don’t knit can purchase a Bluebird of Crappiness made by me! Each bluebird will have its own unique colors and hairdo. Half of the proceeds from sales of these knitted bluebirds will go to Chicago pantries.
Thank you for helping us support our Chicago community!