Annual Scarf Market November 2022
Every year our customers make (and donate) boutique-worthy scarves for our Scarf Market which runs Thanksgiving through Christmas. We sell them and donate all proceeds to a different local charity.
This year we are partnering with the Broadway Youth Center, a Chicago organization that exists to improve the health and well-being of LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness and other underserved youth by providing youth-centered, integrated healthcare and social services. We were introduced to this organization during their hat drive and were so impressed we chose them as this year's fundraising recipient.
Fifteen years ago we were looking for a way to channel the goodwill of our customers to help the homeless situation in DuPage county. We considered knitting scarves to keep them warm in the winter but ultimately decided that raising and donating money to local organizations would have a greater impact.
So we make scarves and sell them to people who are looking to purchase a gift that gives back. Our customers end up with great gifts for their friends and family. We end up with significant funds to turn over to a local charity to help our neighbors.Over the years, we’ve raised almost $40,000 for our local community
How You Can Help
Please tell your friends about our Scarf Market. If you are reading this, you can probably make your own scarves, but there are lots of people that would love to purchase a handmade scarf for themselves or their friends and family.
Or perhaps you have some time to make a scarf to donate to the market.
The scarves that sell first are:
- made from soft, natural fiber yarns that feel good around your neck
- at least 5 feet long and about 7″ wide
- white, natural, red or grey (other colors sell as well, but these colors sell first; team colors are also good)
- plain enough to appeal to a guy (we never seem to have enough good guy scarves)
Cowls and shawls are also welcome.