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This Saturday, September 15, Eli’s Cheesecake will be attending and supporting the 21st Annual Green Tie Ball. The gala, founded in 1992, raises funds each year for Chicago Gateway Green’s Expressway Partnership Program, which creates and maintains beautiful, sustainable landscapes along Chicago’s major expressways. One of Chicago’s best-known charity events, the Green Tie Ball has had over 2,000 attendees last year; celebrities such as Valerie Warner, Ryan Chiaverini, and Pete Wentz; and sponsors such as Office Max, Rivers Casino, Goose Island, Rosebud Restaurants, and Chicago Sun-Times. Eli’s Cheesecake’s newest flavors will be served at the Ball, including Hot Chocolate with Salted Caramel, Ricotta with gluten free ingredients and Cinnamon Streusel Roll Cheesecake. To attend or donate to the Green Tie Ball and Chicago Gateway Green’s Expressway Partnership Program, visit their website at http://www.gatewaygreen.org/news_events/green-tie-ball/.
For National Cheesecake Day 2012, Eli’s was honored by a visit from Megan Ervin, Miss Illinois! She celebrated by putting her culinary skills to the test and decorating her own Eli’s Cheesecake with the help of Eli’s pastry chefs.
In honor of Megan’s great work and commitment to helping our community, Eli’s announced that a portion of all proceeds of all sales made on National Cheesecake Day would be donated to Children’s Miracle Network.
Eli’s was also proud to present a $1,000 donation to Children’s Miracle Network on Megan’s behalf.
Megan generously donated her time to help the Eli’s team and the Eli’s slice mascot hand out over 1,000 FREE cheesecake slices around Chicago to celebrate National Cheesecake Day. They rode around town in the Cheesecake Mobile, a 1928 Ford delivery truck modified to store a truckload of cheesecake slices! The group stopped at important landmarks in Chicago like the Seneca Park/Eli Schulman Playground (located across from the new Children’s Memorial Hospital), and the Prudential Building. The Eli’s team also posted surprise stops on Twitter and Facebook so our fans could get in on the fun and enjoy a free slice of Eli’s.
Fans who aren’t lucky enough to live in Chicago were able to enjoy free shipping on a different delicious flavor each hour on elicheesecake.com.
Eli’s is a proud supporter of Feeding America and provided a celebratory cheesecake for Feeding America’s 30th birthday on June 26.
We are honored to have a foster dog be named after Eli’s Cheesecake. Eli’s Cheesecake is a proud supporter of animal lovers everywhere. To whoever adopts this dog, you will have a wonderful pet. We will be sending a free cheesecake to the forever home owner of Eli Cheesecake after three months. Thank you Melissa for your support and dedication to Eli’s Cheesecake. If you or anyone you know wants to adopt this cute little puppy check out Melissa’s blog at http://8ers.blogspot.com/2012/06/pass-eli-cheesecake.html.
Eli’s Cheesecakes is proud to be a sponsor of the Service Club Gala on April 17 at AMC featuring the premier screening of the documentary “God Save My Shoes.” Eli’s Cheesecake will also be also serving mini Dippers and shoe-shaped cookies at the event.
Eli’s Cheesecake is proud to be a participant at the Common Ground Foundation Annual Fundraiser founded by Hip Hop Artist/Actor/Author Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr known as COMMON to help undeserved youths in his hometown, Chicago on April 14 at the Ritz-Carlton. More than 10 years ago, COMMON committed his time and esources to help underserved youth in his hometown, Chicago. Today CGF partners with several organizations, impacting hundreds of youth each year. In 2012, CGF will host its first annual Common’s Summer Youth Camp in Plymouth, WI, with incoming freshman from Chicago Public Schools. http://www.commongroundfoundation.org/?post_type=events&p=44
On Friday, March 16th, Eli’s was excited to have the St. Patrick’s Day Queen and Her court come visit at the Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Cafe. The queen and her court decorated cheesecakes with green sprinkles, green chocolate and green gel in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. They also went and spent time with the students at the New Horizon’s Center next door where they sang with the students and took many pictures.
Eli’s Cheesecake at Dancing with Chicago Celebrities benefitting Susan G. Komen for the Cure presented by Arthur Murray Celebrating 100 years
Eli’s Cheesecake participated with special desserts proudly served at the Dancing with Chicago Celebrities event benefitting Susan G. Komen for the Cure Chicago and a special 100 year Anniversary Cheesecake for the Arthur Murray International Dance Studios. We were represented at the event by Eli’s associate, Sharon Mrowiec, accompanied by her mother, Mary Sontag, her daughter, Jenna Miller and joined by her daughter-in-law, Julia Mrowiec, of Arthur Murray Studios. Most notably, her son, Bobby Mrowiec, a Dance Instructor for Arthur Murray Studios, danced for the cause with Hannah Smith, Miss Illinois 2011. Thank you to the Mrowiec family for your presence!
Find photos from the event at http://www.flickr.com/groups/elischeesecake/