Monthly Archives: January 2009

Don’t Miss Out…

There are still spots available to assist pack supply bins for Girls on The Run this Thursday, February 05, 2009 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM. 

Girls on the Run has over 100 programs at various schools across the Chicagoland area. Coaches are equipped with a Rubbermaid bin containing everything they will need for their season. 

Click here to join in on the fun

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Posted by on January 30, 2009 in Uncategorized



Don’t take it from us…

The following was posted on YELP by Kyle H. regarding his experience working with One Brick. 

My Fellow Chicagoans may not know too much about One Brick. I met some One Brickers while volunteering to clean up Humboldt Park on Earth Day and they seemed like a nice friendly lot. Plus, they went for food and drinks afterward and invited me along, it’s like Yelp +Volunteering! So it seems a perfect match to push their cause here.

It took me a while to volunteer after that initial meet, but it was so easy! You can sign up on their email list and register directly from there or go to their website and do it. My event last week was cooking for the Lincoln Park Community Shelter. One Brick brought about 12 people together that chipped in for the food, the organizer made up the menu and brought the groceries and put us to work! I had no idea I could fry up 30 breasts of chicken in an hour but call me Mel I guess! “Order up Dingbat!” The volunteers did range from the experienced (100+ events done) to the novice (me and another), but we were made to feel welcomed and there was no snobbery or lack of getting to know people.

There’s such a variety of volunteer opportunities and you can sign up whenever you want and not feel pressured.There are also Social Events (hello Yelpers) where One Brickers meet to drink and socialize and perhaps rally around a cause like bringing school supplies for needy kids. I’ll definitely volunteer with them again. (Getting down from my Soap Box now so you may climb up!)

Thank you Kyle for your kinds words.

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Posted by on January 30, 2009 in Uncategorized



We Need You…to help us win $10,000

Charity of The Year….only you can make it happen.

101.9 RXP is a ground-breaking new station that combines new music, classic rock and alternative along with a genuine focus on the local community by their local on-air personalities like Matt Pinfield. Part of RXP’s local dedication is this effort to assist community charities within their listening range (NY, Long Island, and New Jersey) during the current economic downturn. The grand prize is a $10,000 contribution to the charity that receives the most votes.

You can vote once a day, every day, from December 15th through January 30th, 2009. Every time you vote, or tell a friend to vote, you are making a huge difference for your charity. Good luck and thanks for everything you do to help our local communities!

Click Here To Show Your Support for One Brick Chicago for Charity of The Year

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Posted by on January 26, 2009 in Support One Brick Chicago



Another Great Event at The Night Ministry

We would like to thank all of those who came out to the Night Ministry last Tuesday for another great night of packing bags of cookies and condoms for the homeless. The Night Ministry has invited us again this Thursday, January 29th to assist them. Hope to see you there. 

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Posted by on January 26, 2009 in Events



One Brick Chicago on Twitter


One Brick Chicago has joined the Twitter movement. Get updates on events such when photos have been posted or date change on the events. Just another way to keep yourself in the loop with the happenings and goings on with One Brick Chicago. 

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Posted by on January 26, 2009 in Annoucements



One Brick Chicago enters the Blog-a-sphere!!

Welcome to the brand new blog for the Chicago chapter of One Brick. Those unfamilar with One Brick are invited to take a peek at the About, History and Who We Support to learn more about our organization or visit our main website at

The purpose of this blog is give volunteers a place to share their stories regarding their experiences with One Brick; whether it’s your first event or your 20th. Updates will be made to the blog once photos have been posted for each event; at which times we invite you to post comments and share your experiences with us. 

We will also take the opportunity from time to time to shine the light on our One Brick Superstars and profile some of our more experienced volunteers in order to thank them for their service to Chicago’s community. 

The One Brick Chicago blog will also serve as a secondary portal to view updates on upcoming events as well as exciting annoucements on events down the road. We always suggest everyone go to our main website to RSVP for your events and get the first peek of the photos from your events. 

As with any public blog, we ask that all comments be respectful and written with appropriate language. All inappropriate comments will be immediately deleted. 

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Posted by on January 26, 2009 in Annoucements



The Night We “Lit Up The Lakefront”


My fiance and I will never forget the night we helped “Light Up The Lakefront” with One Brick last fall. When first assigned our task of placing candles in brown bags of sand, it didn’t hit us. When we were asked to light those candles, it didn’t hit us. Yet when they told us…it hit us.

 “Each lit candle represents a woman effected by domestic violence.” 

The candles turned from glowing brown bags to lives. We turned to women telling their stories and we suddenly learned our true meaning for being there that night. 

Thank you One Brick for giving us the opportunity to be apart of it.

-Shaun (One Brick Volunteer since 2007)

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Posted by on January 23, 2009 in Your Stories