It can be satisfying to help a good cause, whether it's raising money for charity or the budget for Jaws 7. Take a bite out of the world's problems with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $30 for an admission package for one to the Flirting for Disaster event ($61 value)
- $59 for an admission package for two to the Flirting for Disaster event ($122 value)
This event, which benefits the American Red Cross, takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3 at American Junkie, with music by Jafarey and a presentation on the Red Cross's contributions to the Armed Forces. The admission package includes the following per person:
- General admission
- One glass of wine
- Desserts from Magnolia Bakery
- Three raffle tickets
- $10 off your bill of $30 or more on a future visit to American Junkie
The Auxiliary Society, the Red Cross of Chicago’s young professionals’ group, who help support the organization through outreach and event-based fundraising activities, will be in attendance to educate attendees about service to the Armed Forces as well as how to get involved in the Red Cross.
American Red Cross
The year was 1881. Inspired by the global Red Cross network she encountered while working in Europe, nurse, activist, and all-around hero Clara Barton founded the American branch. Among her revolutionary actions were expanding to provide peacetime as well as wartime aid, and launching both domestic and overseas disaster-relief efforts. In those first few decades, the Red Cross provided invaluable assistance during the Spanish-American War, presaging a similar role it would play in World War I, World War II, and the British Invasion of the mid-1960s, during which the Red Cross distributed vital Beatlemania vaccinations.
Today, the volunteers and employees of the American Red Cross focus their efforts on five critical areas, working to make the world a better place to live in. They provide emergency services for those affected by disasters in the United States. They support members of the military and their families. They run blood drives and work in processing and distribution the donations. They organize health and safety education and training. And finally, they provide international relief and infrastructure development.