Would you like to book a Chicago Chocolate Tour to help raise funds for your organization? Details are in number 4, below!
The Chicago Chocolate Tours mission of Uplift Through Chocolate means that we want to uplift:
- our chocolate-loving customers
- our participating stores and chocolatiers
- our team of Choc Stars
- our charitable partners and communities.
1. Charity of Choice
Our Charity of Choice is CARE, one of the largest humanitarian organizations in the world. CARE helps women in impoverished countries exit poverty through entrepreneurship, and provides a host of community programs and social justice initiatives in the 60+ countries where it operates, including in cocoa-growing countries such as Ecuador and Ghana. We make financial contributions to CARE, and also mention their work on every tour that we give, thereby giving CARE greater exposure. So, chocolate fights world poverty!
2. Local Charity Partners
Our Local Charity Partner is Sweet Beginnings, an innovative job and entrepreneurship training program which teaches former offenders to become beekeepers and produce honey and honey-based bath products that are currently sold at Whole Foods and elsewhere. Sweet Beginnings helps individuals, families, and communities to self-sufficiency.
In addition, the Geneva, IL, route of our tours supports CASA Kane County, a nonprofit, volunteer organization that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the juvenile court system.
Plus, we donate gift certificates to many worthy causes and organizations, as in 3. below, or hold fundraising tours as in 4. below.
3. Gift Certificate Donations
We often donate gift certificates to charitable and civic organizations, for their silent auctions or raffle prizes, to help support their wonderful work. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your information or request. Email only, please (save a tree!).
4. Fundraising Tours
We also hold fundraising tours for non-profit organizations, whereby a portion of tour proceeds goes to your organization. For example, we can arrange a private Chicago Chocolate Tour for supporters of your organization, and we'll donate $10 of the $50 per person private tour ticket fee back to you. Contact us at email@example.com with your information or request.
There you have it - chocolate to the rescue!
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