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Bag It & Tag It

GeekPAK Selects Lakeview Pantry for 2008 Volunteer Service

February 23, 2008

Today, GeekPAK team members decided to strain their backs and contribute to their community. By bagging groceries at the Lakeview Pantry, GeekPAK was able to help out over 70 families in need of food.

Earlier this year, GeekPAK sent out an e-blast asking for charity, donation and volunteer opportunities for 2008. After receiving a number of great options, GeekPAK has selected to devote their volunteer services to the Lakeview Pantry. People in need can visit the Lakeview Pantry once a month and walk out with enough food to last them for two weeks - enough to make their lives a little less of a struggle.

The Lakeview Pantry is a non-profit organization with the mission of eliminating hunger in the Lakeview community by providing food to fill the basic need of hungry people, increase client's independence through self-help initiatives and other innovative programs, and raise awareness of poverty and its solutions.

With the Lakeview Pantry's close proximity, range of volunteer opportunities, and overall nurturing (both mental and physical) environment, GeekPAK couldn't pass up the opportunity to give back to their immediate community through food – life's most basic necessity.

Thanks to all who participated in submitting charity, donation and volunteer suggestions. Below are some other opportunities GeekPAK received. Feel free to contact these people and organizations directly to find out more information.

Big Wigs Live!
This is a one night performance at the Vic Theatre on June 23, 2008 with a launch party at Crimson Lounge on Feb 20, 2008.

It is a female impersonation show with a twist! All proceeds raised will be split between two organizations, Equality Illinois and Seasons of Concern. You can check out the events website as well as the events beneficiaries sites and

Contact Heather Haneman (Director of Business Operations) for more information:
773-459-0403 for more information

Room to Read
Room to Read partners with local communities throughout the developing world to establish schools, libraries, and other educational infrastructure.

Academy for Global Citizenship
The Academy for Global Citizenship is a Chicago Public Contract School, located at 5101 South Keeler Avenue in West Elsdon on the Southwest side of Chicago. They will be welcoming their first students (Kindergarten and first grade) in August 2008, with one grade level added every year until eighth grade is reached in 2015-2016.

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