Happy #108Day! All The Details On How To Help
Happy #108Day to all who celebrate! If you are reading this, thank you very much! You are most likely a very generous person who likes to help others and we need that in our world right now. #108Day is our day to give back to the local community, with your help.
It all started in 2020, King & Queen Nom slipped MSS an envelope with a few bucks in it. They told him to donate the money to any cause he wanted, but he had a plan. That initial donation was $1 for every hot dog that King Nom ate that year, which was 150. That year (with a generous matching donation by @bwrchicago) we raised nearly $4,000 dollars. In 2021 we doubled that to $8,000. In 2022, we donated to 3 different charities and raised about $4,000. #108Day is our day to shine and do something good for others! Here are the details for #108Day 2023….
Groceries Are Expensive
This year we have decided to give back to a place we all love, the Pilsen Food Pantry. We donated to them in 2021 and they do really good work for the Pilsen community. Here is their mission…
THE PILSEN FOOD PANTRY AIMS TO IMPROVE HEALTH AND SOCIAL OUTCOMES THROUGH THE DISTRIBUTION OF FRESH, CULTURALLY-APPROPRIATE FOODS, VIA SPONSORSHIP OF COMMUNITY EVENTS, AND BY ORGANIZING SEASONAL CLOTHING AND SUPPLY DRIVES.Pilsen Food Pantry
We’re sure you’ve all noticed that the price of food has gone way up in the past year, so the dollar doesn’t go as far as it used to. To us, that would be the best use of the funds we collect every 1/08. For more information about the Pilsen Food Pantry visit their site here and please follow them on twitter.
No More Bullshit.
One of the fun parts of #108Day was the donation gifts. One of the most stressful things about #108Day for MSS was the donation gifts. In 2023 we are going with less stress and more of a bare bones campaign for #108Day. So this year you won’t get a prize for donating. Some of you are excited, some of you are bummed, we’re sorry.
Donations Go Directly To The Organization
All these years we have taken donations thru our merch shop and you were charged tax. NOT THIS YEAR. Thru the links below you can directly donation to the Pilsen Food Pantry. As a 501c3 organization, your donation allows them to connect with our community and sustain anti-poverty programming. Tax receipts are provided automatically with PayPal donations, mailed/emailed after check donations, and provided upon request to email@example.com. So you can write that donation off this year! Please put “#108Day” In the notes so they know you are doing this along with our very generous 108 supporters!
Credit Card Donations (PayPal)
Zelle – 773-230-9525
Venmo – @FigueroaWuFamilyFoundation
CashApp – $FigueroaWuFamFdn
You can also mail donations directly to 1850 S Throop Street, Chicago IL 60608 or 2432 N Mozart St, Chicago IL 60647. Please make check payable to the Figueroa Wu Family Foundation.
Other Ways To Help
We know that not everyone has money to spare, so there are other ways you can help. Pilsen Food Pantry is always looking for volunteers! You can sign up to work a shift here. They also have a few other ways to help the community, The Clothes Closet and The Medical Access Closet. You can schedule a donation of gently used clothes by contacting them at 773-230-9525. Donating to the Medical Access Closet is also by appointment only, so please call Jesse at 773-512-2657.
ALSO, if you live outside of the city and would like to volunteer your time to a local organization that would be directly in line with the #108DAY mission! Our world is a greater place when we are helping one another.
So there you have it, all the info you need for #108Day 2023! Let’s get the shelves full at the Pilsen Food Pantry with our donations! And thanks you for all you have done and will do for the 108 in 2023.
Without you, the reader / listener / supporter we cannot do any of this. You listen to our podcast, read our blogs, buy our merch and stop by during the season to say “Hi!” (and take selfies with ‘Loaf). We want you to know that it does not go unnoticed and we appreciate it. We have the best fans in WST, without question. If you are headed to #108Day Live! tonight we’ll tell you in person between multiple drinks. If you missed on tickets, we’ll see you soon! Thanks for a great 2022, we’ll have an even better 2023.