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32nd Annual Chicago House Spring Brunch & Fashion Show May 6
From a press release
2018-04-24

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CHICAGO, IL — Chicago House, the first organization in the Midwest to provide housing and support for people living with HIV and AIDS, is excited to celebrate its 32nd Annual Spring Brunch and Fashion Show at the Harold Washington Library! On Sunday, May 6th, from 12 — 3:30 p.m., join Chicago House for "REVIVE! Rally on the Runway," produced by Quenten Schumacher and sponsored by The Chris and Derek Bagley Family Foundation.

Emceed by NBC reporter Chris Hush, the event will be held in the beautiful Winter Garden Ballroom at Chicago's Harold Washington Library. The afternoon will feature a brunch, entertainment and fashion show headlined by local Chicago boutiques and design studios and nationally recognized designers.

With some 350 expected attendees, guests will enjoy a three-course gourmet brunch by Inspired Catering, sip on champagne and signature cocktails, and bid on fantastic live auction items including a stay in a Tuscan Villa. Guests can also purchase flowers at the one-of-a-kind "Flower Market," a favorite attendee pastime at this event. The market will feature a variety of over 60+ fresh floral arrangements from different local floral designers, all sold to benefit Chicago House.

About Chicago House

Founded in 1985 at the height of the AIDS crisis, Chicago House has repeatedly demonstrated innovation and expansion to serve community members impacted by HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ marginalization.

Today Chicago House provides permanent housing and supportive services to men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS. The agency provides employment services through the first, and largest, program in the Midwest to specialize in working with LGBTQ population who are unemployed and underemployed, as well as, Health, Outreach, Prevention and Education — through the HOPE program. The TransLife Care provides TransWorks, an employment support program, TransHousing, scattered site housing for transgender persons, TransLegal legal services, TransHealth, linkage to culturally-competent healthcare and social services and TransSafe, which offer safe drop-in spaces to access all "TLC" services.

The agency's wraparound services include community case management, HIV prevention, medical adherence and free, anonymous rapid HIV testing.

Tickets are $200 for General Admission ( table of 10/$2000 ), $250 for Preferred ( table of 10/$2500 ) and $300 for a front row Runway seat ( table of 10/$3000 ). The event will be held in the Winter Garden Ballroom, 400 South State Street at the Harold Washington Library Center. For tickets or more information, contact Alejandro Hernandez at 773.248.5200 ( ext. 209 ) or visit www.chicagohouse.org .


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