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E Street Care’s Benefit Concert and Silent Auction

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.

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  1. December 27, 2010 at 11:51 am

    This is the greatness news I have heard all year. To see someone who does not have a child with autism,come out and help raise awareness. i have a child with autism (Team Ryan Raptors) and it so hard to get peope to support you when you live in a community and don’t know anyone. And to have someone step up to the plate to show their support is amazing. I pray someday team “Ryan Raptors”will one day get the same support.

  2. andrea palmer
    December 27, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Just a an FYI the legendary sportscaster Myron Cope (voice of the Pittsburgh Steelers) created the TERRIBLE TOWEL and donated all of the procedes and ownership to The Allegheny Valley Home for Exceptional Children where is son Danny who is austic resides. So when you see a TERRIBLE TOWEL waving everyone buys them and the money goes to caring for and imnproving the quality of life for Austic residents in the Pittsburgh area.

  3. December 28, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Sounds like it was a great concert. Check out Arrest My Sister at http://www.arrestmysister.com. Scott, the lead singer and songwriter, will be honored by the McCarton Foundation at the Genius of Autism celebration at Carnegie Hall on January 10, 2011. Arrest My Sister will be performing at the event. We would love to play Chicago some time. Think of us for future events.

  4. December 28, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    I’m the mother of a 28-year old autistic daughter residing in a group home.
    I have developed a website featuring a small medical booklet the size of a checkbook for Kelly to carry in her backpack at all times.
    She is non-verbal and medically fragile.
    My hope is that some day there will be a cure for autism and my daughter will be able to talk to me.
    This is all I ask for except that she stay healthy and well.
    God bless all of you who care for and have “special children.”
    I am retiring as a special education teacher January 10th.
    I plan to advocate for the “adult population” full time.
    Warmest regards and stay strong,

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