UPDATE, March 2022 / During the Naperville Responds for Veterans board meeting in mid-March, Awake Illinois presented the organization with a check for $2,000. The donation is a portion of the proceeds from the recent sold-out fundraiser Awake Illinois hosted in the Tap in Pub at Hotel Arista.
UPDATE, March 2, 2022 / Though the sold-out fundraising event has passed, according to PN website stats, this post continues to attract eyeballs, indicating a follow up might be helpful to readers who happened to land here.
“We were thrilled at the turn out for Awake Illinois’ first fundraiser and grateful that we were able to contribute a portion of the proceeds raised to Naperville Responds for Veterans,” noted Josh McBroom, a member of the leadership team.
“We plan to hold another event in the coming months, date and location to be determined,” he said. “We’ll need to find a larger venue for the next event as we hit restaurant capacity and were forced to turn away would-be attendees. Good problem to have moving forward…”
McBroom added, “It’s very encouraging to see that more and more people are gravitating to grass roots movements of moms and dads advocating for parental rights and personal liberty.”
To keep tabs on future socials and meetings or to connect to one of 31 chapters for the latest resources and community advocacy initiatives, visit awakeil.com.
Original Post, Feb. 15, 2022 / Awake Illinois, a Naperville-based nonprofit that advocates to protect the liberties and rights of Illinoisans, will host a fundraiser at Tap In Pub from 6:30PM to 10:30PM on Fri., Feb. 25. A portion of the proceeds raised at “Awake at Night” also will benefit Naperville Responds for Veterans.
According to Shannon Adcock, founder and president of Awake Illinois, “Knowing that our military servicemen and women are the ultimate freedom fighters, we are pleased to select Naperville Responds for Veterans as this event’s charitable cause.”
“Awake at Night” will feature food, cash bar drinks, and laughs with comedian Ken Sevara. Sevara is billed as a corporate comedian, humorist, radio personality and actor who has performed at hundreds of comedy clubs throughout Chicagoland, the United States and Canada.
The benefit will be held in the Tap In Pub, located at CityGate Centre around the corner from Hotel Arista at 2155 CityGate Lane, just off Ferry Road.
Tickets are $50 per person or $75 per couple. Tickets can be purchased online at www.awakeil.com/22, or attendees may send checks (payable to Awake Illinois) to PO Box 9620, Naperville, IL 60567. Sponsorships are available.
Awake Illinois was launched by parents in May 2021 to build a grassroots movement of fellow parents and citizens who are committed to protecting our children, our liberties, and our American way of life. The nonpartisan 501(c)(4) helps parents and community members engage their communities with current and relevant information that will empower them to be involved volunteers and advocates. Its first chapter was chartered in Naperville and has expanded to include 31 chapters throughout the state.
For more information, visit www.awakeil.com.