This guest post is by Dana Morris, the Events Director of the Chicagoland Chapter at Autism Speaks.
E Street’s owners Tom and Kathy George don’t have kids of their own. But you wouldn’t know it by meeting them and seeing their genuinely warm spirits and caring personalities. Tom and Kathy have been dressing the North Shore of Chicago in top premium denim since 1990 and have made their place in the community. On Friday, November 12th they hosted their second annual Care Concert, which benefitted Autism Speaks and Syd Rocks, another local charity. It was a cold and rainy night but you wouldn’t know it by entering the festively tent complete with holiday lights. Over 200 guests enjoyed fantastic food and beverages while rocking out to the sounds of Danny Chaimson and the Gold Coast All Stars, who kept the dance floor filled all night. A fantastic silent auction featuring local businesses rounded out the evening with offerings from E Street, a signed guitar and a photo portrait sitting.
We came to know Tom and Kathy through Spencer Savitz and the Savitz family, whose walk team, Team Tyler, over the years has raised over $500,000 for the Chicago walk. Spencer’s friends sold raffle tickets as well as custom Autism Speaks bracelets all night and pretty much didn’t take no for an answer. The E Street family has been a wonderful partner to the Chicagoland Chapter and continues to help raise from for Autism Speaks year round –complete with our logo on the doors of their locations in Chicago and Wisconsin. We cannot thank E Street Denim and the Savitz Family for their outstanding commitment to Autism Speaks.