Easy Rider, Jr.Live Item
Your child or grandchild will be the coolest rider on the block with this Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Pedal Car in cherry red. The pedal car features a steel chassis, handbrake, and non-toxic paint on plastic bodywork. There is a spacious interior along with an electric horn, rear view mirror, and genuine SLS wheels and steering wheel. Recommended for ages 3 to 5. Weight limit: 66 lbs.
This Could Be The YearLive Item
Could this be the year the Cubs break their 108-year curse? They sure are off to a great start! Be a part of history with four "Box Seats" to a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field during the 2016 Season donated by Levy Restaurants. And, make the experience last forever with a Cubs jersey signed by "star" first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Take home more Cubby magic with a 16x20 framed photo signed by Cubs' 2016 "Manager of the Year" Joe Maddon - and also featuring 2016 "Rookie of the Year" Kris Bryant and 2016 "Cy Young Award" winner Jake Arrieta. Box Seats are based on availability. All signed memorabilia includes authenticity certificates.
Beaver Creek RetreatLive Item
Indulge in this summer or fall "color" week Stay at a three-bedroom condo at the luxurious Snow Cloud at Bachelor Gulch Village on Colorado's Beaver Creek Mountain. The condo is nestled in an exclusive enclave on Beaver Creek Mountain and is adjacent to The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch. Guests are able to enjoy hotel amenities - offering the perfect summertime or autumn escape for adventure or relaxation. The condo sleeps nine and includes a gourmet kitchen and spacious living area. The property is home to Condé Nast Traveler's #3 "Top Western U.S. Golf Resort" and features an Outdoor Family Recreation Area, 18-hole disc golf course, Swimming Pool, Guided Hikes, Biking, Fly Fishing, River Adventures, and a 21,000 Square-Foot Spa. This one-week stay is valid in June, July, August, October, or November 2016 on a mutually agreed upon date.
Escape to Cabo$1,101
Soak up the sun with a one-week stay at the Pueblo Bonito Rosé Resort & Spa on the golden beaches of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Pueblo Bonito Rosé Resort & Spa is a deluxe resort located on one of the most pristine beaches in Baja California. The resort offers full-service amenities including all-suite kitchenette accommodations, a European-inspired spa, gourmet restaurants, and private beach seating with food and beverage service. This "Monday-Monday" 2016 stay excludes Christmas holiday weeks and is available on a mutually agreed upon date.
Door County Getaway$900
Enjoy an (up to) four-night stay at a cozy "Door County" cottage! Hidden Glidden Cottage is a charming, clean and cozy two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage located in Sturgeon Bay, Door County - just a 3.5 hour drive from Chicago's North Shore. And, complete your getaway with a certificate for four 9-hole rounds of golf with a cart at Bay Ridge Golf Course in Sister Bay, Door County and a $20.00 Gift Card to Base Camp Coffee Bar - also in Sister Bay. The cottage is located in the woods across the street from Lake Michigan with beach access rights. Features a fully equipped kitchen, newly remodeled master bathroom, cable television, full-size washer and dryer, large deck with lounge/dining furniture and a gas grill. The garage is stocked with beach chairs and toys, tennis racquets, an ocean kayak, and children's bicycles. The (up to) four-night stay is subject to availability and requires a $500 security deposit. Golf package includes a Bay Ridge hat and sweatshirt, and expires 10/20/16.
Laughs & Lasagna$200
Enjoy a fabulous night on the town with two tickets (one pass for two) to a Second City Show on the Main or ETC Stage and a $75.00 gift certificate to Rosebud Restaurants. Second City pass is not valid Fridays and Saturdays, New Years Eve or for Special Events. Rosebud certificate cannot be used towards catering or special events.
Dinner and a Show$170
This wonderful evening on the North Shore includes two tickets to preview performance of "Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody" at the new multi-million dollar custom-built Writers Theatre in Glencoe and a $50.00 gift certificate to Abigail's American Bistro in Highland Park. Writers Theater performance runs 4/27/16 through 5/19/16. Abigail's certificate expires 4/30/17.
Enjoy the best of a North Shore summer with four Lawn Passes to a 2016 Classical Performance at Ravinia Festival and a custom picnic dinner for two. And, don't worry about the hassle of parking with a 2016 Ravinia Season Parking Pass. Finally, purchase picnic ware (or another goody for your home) with a $50.00 gift certificate to The Perfect Setting in Lake Forest. Ravinia tickets are two "Admit Two" passes and are not valid for sold-out and neoclassical performances, and on 7/23/16. Picnic can be delivered or picked up within 10 miles of donors' Lake Forest home. Parking pass is valid for one vehicle at 451 Oakland Drive in Highland Park during Ravinia Festival performances only. The Perfect Setting gift card expires 4/17. Picnic Menu: Hors d'oeuvres including a Selection of Cheeses, Caprese Skewers, and Mousse or Dip. Main Course including a choice of one dish - Grilled or Poached Salmon or Chicken with matching sauce, French potato salad, tomatoes and fresh fruit; or New Mexican Chicken Salad with grilled chicken, avocado, tomatoes, other condiments, salsa dressing, and chips. A seasonal dessert and bottle of wine.
Sip on Sonoma's finest with six (6) bottles of Gary Farrell Russian River Valley Selections Pinot Noir and six (6) bottles of Gary Farrell Russian River Valley Selections Chardonnay. For 25 years, Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery has crafted small-lot artisan wines that capture the impeccable balance and stylistic elegance of some of the finest vineyard sites in the region. A $450.00 value.
A True Roast$140
An evening of laughs and great food with one pass for two tickets to a Second City Show at the UP Comedy Club in Chicago and a $75.00 gift certificate to River Roast - a Levy Restaraunt. River Roast is offers dramatic Chicago River views and a menu of contemporary American tavern fare. UP Comedy Club tickets are not valid New Years Eve or for Special Events. River Roast certificate does not include gratuity.
Break A Leg$140
Take in a show at The Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire with two tickets to a "2016 Season" performance. The theatre was founded in 1975 and earns lavish praise from critics, receiving a record 500 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations - Chicago's highest theatrical honor for artistic achievement. Tickets are subject to availability and exclude Wednesday and Sunday matinees.
Dine at two of Chicago's hottest restaurants with $100.00 in gift cards to RPM Steak and $100.00 in gift cards to RPM Italian. RPM is a group of restaurant concepts by Bill and Giuliana Rancic, Chef Doug Psaltis and Lettuce Entertain You. With a focus on sourcing the highest quality ingredients and providing exceptional service to its guests, RPM offers an elevated modern dining experience unlike any other. Includes two $50.00 RPM Steak certificates and four $25.00 RPM Italian certificates. Certificates are valid for one-time use, are not valid Saturdays, Valentine's Day or New Year's Eve, and are not valid for private/catered parties, carryout or with other promotional offer or certificate.
A Feast in Lake Bluff$160
Enjoy a menu of locally sustainable organic ingredients in a fine dining atmosphere at Inovasi - winner of OpenTable's 2015 "Top 100 Restaraunts for Food in America" in Lake Bluff with a $100.00 gift certificate.
Seafood in Evanston$190
A delicious "Chef's 5-Course Dinner for Two" at Oceanique in Evanston. Oceanique is an eclectic seafood restaurant in the French-American style and continues to garner acclaim as one of the Chicago area's finest restaurants. Since 1993, Oceanique has been ranked as the number one seafood restaurant in the Chicago metropolitan area by the prestigious Zagat Guide. Certificate value not to exceed $160.00; is valid Monday through Friday; excludes tax, beverages and gratuity; is not valid during Northwestern Commencement, New Year's Eve or Valentine's Day Weekend; and expires 4/17.
Calling all wine aficionados or novices. Refresh your pallet with a bottle of Antica Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 and a $25.00 gift card to the Wilmette Wine Cellar. And, sharpen your wine knowledge with a class for two (2) at The Wine Goddess in Evanston. Classes range from Wine 101 to Pairing Wine with Food to Cheap n' Good wines.
Ten (10) bottles for just about any occasion... from a hard to find vintage for a special occasion to the perfect glass for a summer picnic. The Jumper Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015; Buena Vista Sonoma County Chardonnay 2013; DeLoach Chalk Hill Private Collection Chardonnay 2013; Hall Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008; Jordan Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007; Chimney Rock Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2007; Lornano Le Macchie Chianti Classico 2012; Santa Margherita Prosecco; Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2010; and Fabre Montmayou Malbec Barrel Selection H J. Fabre 2013. Nearly a $500.00 value!
Davidson & Grier Live!$110
Two (2) tickets to see Tommy Davidson & David Alan Grier on Saturday, 5/14/16 at 7:30 PM at the historic Genesee Theatre in Waukegan. Tommy Davidson's exceptional range - from stand-up comedy and acting to versatile music accomplishments - has earned him a reputation as an extraordinary performer. Best known as one of the stars of the hit television show "In Living Color," his visibility has allowed him to become a household name known for his innovative talent. David Alan Grier's is a three-time Tony and Grammy Award nominee was trained in Shakespeare at Yale where he received an MFA from Yale School of Drama. Grier has received so many accolades and awards throughout his career not the least of which was his inclusion on Comedy Central's list of the "100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time."
Dueling Pianos for Six$260
Six (6) tickets to Dueling Pianos International on Friday, 10/21/16 at 7:30 PM at the historic Genesee Theatre in Waukegan. Combine two sharp-witted, incredibly talented musicians with two grand pianos on a stage, then add in a roomful of people and enjoy an evening of fast, funny, and unforgettable entertainment. Their musical repertoire ranges from Classic Rock to Country, Hard Rock to R&B, and Show Tunes to Top 40. Best of all, the audience is the star of the show; shouting out requests, singing along to favorites, bantering with performers, and having the time of their lives.
Stock Your Bar$275
Stock your bar with twenty (20) 200ml bottles and eight (8) 750ml bottles of Vitani martinis. A $300.00 value! Vitani is a line of award winning premium martinis that taste like they were made by a professional bartender.
Hawks Dynamic Duo$725
Blackhawks hockey pucks autographed by team captain Jonathan Toews and star right winger Patrick Kane - professionally mounted in a shadow-box display.
Toews Shoots & Scores$300
Stick Blade autographed by Chicago Blackhawks team captain Jonathan Toews. The Stick Blade is matted with a nameplate and three action photographs.
The Hawks' Crow$175
Mini-goalie mask signed by Chicago Blackhawks starting goalie Corey "Crow" Crawford.
Stanley Cup MVP$225
Chicago Blackhawks Flag signed by Assistant Captain, defenseman and reigning 2015 playoff MVP Duncan Keith.
Let's Go Cubbies!$400
This homerun package includes a baseball signed by the Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and a Cubs framed logo banner.
Your Chicago Bulls$150
An unbelieva-BULL piece of history! Chicago Bulls wool pennant autographed by the 2015-2016 team.
Relive the glory days of the iconic 1985 Chicago Bears. Chicago Bears football autographed by legendary Super Bowl coach Mike Ditka and full-size football display case with mirrored back and risers; 12x15 wood plaque, plate and 8x10 photograph of the 1985 Super Bowl celebration; and Mike Ditka wine and cigar.
Scout Out the Sox$800
If you want to be close to the action, look no further than these four (4) "Magellan Scout Seats" to the Wednesday, August 24th Chicago White Sox vs. Philadelphia Phillies game at 7:10 PM. A $1,020 value! These luxury seats are located nine rows behind home plate (Gate 3, Box 131S, Row 9, Seats 1-4). And, you can enjoy every pitch with the all-inclusive area as wait staff deliver great food and drinks from the in-seat menu directly to your seats. Scout Seats also include exclusive access to the Magellan Scout Seats Lounge where you dine from a premium buffet, enjoy beverages from an open bar, and catch all the White Sox action from multiple flat screen televisions. Package includes two parking passes.
More Fun at The Cell$400
Watch the 2016 Chicago White Sox from the comfort of four (4) Box Seats. Tickets are available on a mutually agreed upon date during the 2016 season.
Cubs vs. Cards$650
Watch the Cubs take on their MLB rival. Four (4) tickets to the Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals game on Tuesday, June 21st at 7:05 PM. Seats are Section 110, Row 5 (Seats 5-6) and Row 6 (Seats 5-6).
A Ball at The Cell$170
Catch the White Sox in action with two (2) tickets to a game of your choice at US Cellular. Choose one of the following games: Tuesday, May 17th at 7:10 PM vs. the Houston Astros; Wednesday, June 8th, 7:10 PM versus the Washington Nationals; and Thursday, July 21st, 7:10 PM vs. the Detroit Tigers. Seats: Box 137, Row 7, Seats 5 and 6. And, take home a piece of Sox history with a baseball signed by pitcher John Danks.
Goal for a Wolves' Fan$60
Watch the American Hockey League's Chicago Wolves at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont. Two (2) tickets for a 2016-2017 regular season game. Winner must submit ticket form by 12/31/16.
Golf With Your Friends$325
One Foursome and a cart at Sunset Valley Golf Course in Highland Park. And, one foursome and a cart at Deerpath Golf Course in Lake Forest. Sunset Valley certificate expires 10/31/16. Deerpath Golf Course certificate is valid any day after 11:00 AM and expires 12/31/16.
Front Row at Sky$100
Watch the WNBA's Chicago Sky at Allstate Arena with four (4) floor seats to the Tuesday, May 24th game vs. the Los Angeles Sparks at 6:00 PM. Tickets include a parking pass and are valued at $450.00!
A Child's Delight$75
Take your little ones for a day of family fun! Family Pass for four (4) to the Kohl Children's Museum in Glenview and breakfast or lunch for two (2) at any Egg Harbor Cafe location. Kohl Museum offers 17 interactive, hands-on exhibits for children ages birth to eight. All of the exhibits and programs are aligned to the Illinois State Learning Standards and are designed to nurture a love of learning in young children. Pass is not valid with other offers and expires 1/19/17. Egg Harbor certificate not to exceed $30.00.
Dine & Discover$120
Family Pass for four (4) to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago and a $50.00 gift card to Big Bowl. Museum pass expires 3/8/17. Big Bowl gift card is not valid Saturdays, Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve, or on Gratuity.
Visit three of the city's most esteemed destinations! Four (4) general admission tickets to the Shedd Aquarium, a $25.00 gift card to Lou Malnati's and a $20.00 gift card to Eli's Cheese Cake. Shedd certificate expires 4/2017. Lou Malnati's gift card is not valid on tax or gratuity. Eli's gift card is redeemable in-store only (6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive, Chicago).
Enjoy a lovely day at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe. The Chicago Botanic Garden opened a little more than 40 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world's great living museums and conservation science centers. Day includes free parking, four (4) tram tour tickets, four (4) model railroad tickets, and $10.00 off a membership.
Perfect Summer Day$100
Make a splash this summer in Highland Park with four (4) daily admission passes to the Hidden Creek AquaPark. Top off your day by cooling off in the AC at the Landmark Theatres with four (4) VIP guest passes. And, grab some candy before the movie with a $15.00 gift certificate to The Confection Connection. Swim passes expire 9/16; movie tickets expire 12/31/16 and are not valid during special engagements or when "no passes" are listed; and Confection Connection certificate expires 6/30/16.
About Face & Body$120
Relax and enjoy a 60-minute therapeutic massage and 60-minute cleansing facial at North Suburban Wellness in Highland Park. Certificate expires 4/19/17.
Treat Your Body Well$100
Relieve pain and stress, or simply unwind. A one-hour massage at Therapeutic Kneads in Highland Park. Therapeutic Kneads uses an eclectic, customized approach in massage therapy promoting maximum benefits for each client. Gift Card expires 4/30/17.
Be Beautiful in HP$145
Be beautiful everyday at Be Beautiful Salon in Highland Park! Color treatment with Martha (partial highlights or single process up to $90.00 in value and expires 5/1/17), one haircut and style with Morrie of Salon Morris, and one haircut and style with Jackie (expires 5/1/17).
Blow In Blow Out$80
Get ready for a night on the town with four (4) luxury blowouts with a Gordon Emerging Artist at Highland Park's Gordon Salon. Certificate expires 4/30/17.
Treat yourself to a new do with a SIngle-Process Hair Color with Mary and Haircut/Blow-Dry with Ashley at Pascal Pour Elle in Glencoe. And, take a little of the salon home with a complete line of Pureology luxury hair products including: Colour Fanatic Instant Conditioning Whipped Cream; Colour Stylist Strengthening Control Zero Dulling Hairspray; Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner; Colour Stylist Density Definer; Colour Fanatic Instant Deep Conditioning Mask; and Colour Stylist Control Twist High Hold Liquid Wax. Pascal Pour Elle certificate only valid Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and expires on 4/27/17.
Get Fit Together$200
Six (6) private training sessions at Fitness Together in Lake Forest. Since 1996, Fitness Together has led the industry for one-on-one personal fitness training. Whether you are looking to lose weight, tone and tighten muscles, or simply work toward better health, Fitness Together pairs you with a personal trainer in a private setting equipped with a workout plan tailored just for you.
One private Pilates session at The Pilates Center of the North Shore in Highland Park. Developed in the 1920's by legendary fitness trainer Joseph Hubertus Pilates, Pilates is a one-of-a-kind program based on the principal that body and mind must work in harmony to achieve total fitness. First discovered by professional dancers, Pilates is now practiced the world over at dance studios, health clubs, and universities - as well as by scores of Hollywood celebrities and models. Certificate expires 8/1/2016.
Get Fit for Summer$65
Get ready for Summer with four (4) "Member for a Day" Guest Passes to the Recreation Center of Highland Park. The Rec is conveniently located in the heart of town. Members can center their body, mind and soul with yoga class; swim in the state-of-the art lap pool; take a challenging indoor cycle class; enjoy a game of basketball; or endure a challenging workout on the spacious fitness floor. Package includes Rec Center of HP workout gear and water bottles.
Sharp Dressed Man$175
Hate to shop, but like to look good? This one's for you. A $200.00 gift certificate to Trunk Club, a premier men's clothing service. Work with a stylist at Trunk Club's Chicago headquarters or have a stylist handpick your clothes and mail you a trunk. Trunks ship for free. Trunk Club's more than 50 high-end brands include Ben Sherman, Theory and Jon Varvatos.
Time for a Tech-Up$250
Get shopping with a $250.00 gift card to Abt Electronics. Abt, located in Glenview, is one of the largest independent single-store appliance and electronics retailers in the country.
Tom Barnes Fine Art$100
"Tulip" 12x12 Original Watercolor on Framed Canvas by Tom Barnes. Tom Barnes has spent twenty years producing self taught, uniquely styled art in vibrant colors and classy images rendered with DaVinci professional grade watercolors on gallery wrapped canvases. In 2011 and 2012, Barnes was accepted into the Nationale Societie de Beaux-Artes in Paris and his juried pieces hung in the Carrousel du Louvre.
Middle School Support$375
Help YESS middle school program students succeed in school! Help fund this need with a donation of $375 or more! To donate a different amount please click here. Sixth through 8th graders in our YESS program begin middle school significantly behind their peers - 20 points in science, 34 points in math, and 43 points in reading. With support from a team of staff, volunteers, teachers, and parents - and with help from generous donors - they successfully transition to high school. Three students were so successful that they are Schuler Scholars at Highland Park High School. $375.00 provides one middle school student with a full quarter of YESS programming.
Help a 1st through 5th grader succeed in school! Help fund this need with a donation of $500 or more! To donate a different amount please click here. Nuestro Center After-School Homework Club serves at-risk students from Oak Terrace Elementary School. Oak Terrace has the most low-income students (73%), lowest ISAT scores (56%), and highest percentage of English-language learners (57%) of all District 112 elementary schools. Homework Club helps ensure that students, supported by their families, succeed in primary grades and prepare for a successful transition to middle school. $500.00 covers all costs associated with tutoring one student for an entire school semester.
Provide counseling support for an individual or family in need. Help fund this need with a donation of $150.00 or more! To donate a different amount please click here. One in five American adults faces a mental health issue, and 20 percent of all adolescents struggle with mental health needs. Our licensed therapists provide individual and family counseling, as well as bilingual counseling to help improve the quality of life and well being of area residents. A donation of $150.00 provides two one-hour counseling sessions to a individual or family in need.
Send a Kid to Camp$150
Provide a great experience for first through fifth graders at the five-week Nuestro Verano Summer Camp! Help fund this need with a donation of $150 or more! To donate a different amount please click here. Nuestro Verano Camp provides a safe summer environment for children who might otherwise be left alone or with older siblings or elderly relatives while parents work. It reinforces educational gains made during the school year with a summer reading program and fun STEM activities. Campers enjoy nutritious meals, exercise, and outdoor adventures at local parks and swim facilities. Cultural enrichment trips provide horizon-broadening experiences similar to those enjoyed by their peers in the broader community. $150.00 sends one kid to camp.
Provide counseling and support services for seniors and family caregivers. Help fund this need with a donation of $125 or more! To donate a different amount please click here. Lake County's senior population is expected to grow 20 percent by 2020. Our therapists and advocates help seniors and their families address the unique challenges of aging, working together to maintain independence and manage stress. $125.00 provides two counseling sessions.
Help LYI students visit area colleges! Help fund this need with a donation of $50 or more! To donate a different amount please click here. Students in our Latino Youth Initiative (LYI) at Highland Park High School dream of and work hard to be the first in their families to go to college. The college visits so common for students at North Shore high schools are made possible for LYI students by the bus trips we provide for visits to area colleges and universities. $50.00 provides four (4) students with a college trip experience.
Help Buy Books$30
Help Escuela en Casa students Learn English! Help fund this need with a donation of $30 or more! To donate a different amount please click here. Many English Learners cannot attend regular ESL classes. Volunteer tutors help these students learn English after work. They meet at home or at a convenient location. With funding for more books, more students can join the program. $30.00 buys books for one Escuela en Casa student.