Restaurant Industry Night for CAWC

On May 2, 2019, over 60 well-known Chicago restaurants will unite to support Connections for Abused Women and their Children’s (CAWC) mission to end domestic violence. Each restaurant listed below will donate a portion of  food and/or drink sales to CAWC so the organization can continue to provide shelter and comprehensive services to domestic violence survivors and their children.

The May 2nd initiative was organized by Daniella Caruso, owner, Funkenhausen restaurant,  Caruso wanted to ensure that the public was educated about domestic violence and that they learn more about important organizations, like CAWC, that work with domestic violence survivors and help them live a life that is free from abuse.

Stephanie Love-Patterson, Executive Director, CAWC, notes, “We are honored that CAWC was chosen as the beneficiary of the May 2, 2019 initiative. We are very appreciative to the participating restaurants for their generosity and their willingness to participate in this meaningful and positive endeavor.”

Click here for a map of all participating restaurants!

We hope that you will support this exciting initiative by going to one of the below restaurants on May 2nd!

About Last Knife - 168 N.  Michigan Avenue

Avec - 615 W. Randolph Street

Bar Biscay - 1450 W. Chicago Avenue

Bayan Ko - 1810 W. Montrose Avenue

Big Star Wicker Park - 1531 N. Damen Avenue

Big Star Wrigleyville - 3640 N. Clark Street

Bite Cafe - 1039 N. Western Avenue

Blackbird  - 619 W. Randolph Street

Boeufhaus - 1012 N. Western Avenue

Broken Shaker Chicago - 19 E. Ohio Street

Cherry Circle Room - 12 S. Michigan Avenue

Cleos  - 1935 W. Chicago Avenue

Dorian’s  - 1939 W. North Avenue

Dove’s Luncheonette - 1545 N.  Damen Avenue

Dusek’s - 1227 W. 18th Street

El Che Steakhouse & Bar - 845 W. Washington

Emporium (3 locations)  - 1366 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 2363 N. Milwaukee Avenue, & 839 W. Fulton Market

Empty Bottle - 1035 N. Western Avenue

Farm Bar - 1300 W. Wellington Avenue

Farmhouse Chicago - 228 W.  Chicago Avenue

Farmhouse Evanston - 703 Church Street

Filini Bar & Restaurant - 221 N. Columbus Drive

Flo - 1434 W. Chicago Avenue

Frontier - 1072 N. Milwaukee Avenue

Funkenhausen - 1709 W. Chicago Avenue

Galit - 2429 N. Lincoln Avenue

Gemini - 2075 N.  Lincoln Avenue

Good Measure - 226 W. Chicago Avenue

Houndstooth Saloon - 3369 N. Clark Street

Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods -1415 N. Wood Street

Inner Town Pub  - 1935 W. Thomas Street

Ironside Bar  & Galley - 546 N. Wells Street

Kumiko - 630 W. Lake Street

La Sirena Clandestina - 954 W. Fulton Boulevard

Longman & Eagle  - 2657 N. Kedzie Avenue

Ludlow Liquors - 2959 N. California Avenue

Maplewood Brewery & Distillery - 2717 N. Maplewood Avenue

MFK. - 432 W. Diversey Parkway

Mi Tocaya Antojeria - 2800 W. Logan Boulevard

Moneygun - 660 W. Lake Street

O’Shaughnessy’s Public House - 4557 N. Ravenswood Avenue

Oriole - 661 W. Walnut Street

Portsmith - 660 N. State Street

PQM - 825 W. Fulton Market

Pub Royale - 2049 W. Division Street

Punch House - 1227 W. 18th Street

Revival Food Hall - 125 S. Clark Street

Roots  Handmade Pizza - 1924 W. Chicago Avenue

Saint Lou’s - 664 W. Lake Street

Smack Dab - 6730 N. Clark Street

Spilt Milk - 2758 W. Fullerton Avenue

Spinning J Bakery & Soda Fountain - 1000 N. California Avenue

Split Rail - 2500 W. Chicago Avenue

Steingold’s - 1840 W. Irving Park Road

Table, Donkey, and Stick  - 2728 W. Armitage Avenue

Thalia Hall - 1807 S. Allport Street

The Fifty/50 - 2047 W. Division Street

The Hideout - 1354 W. Wabansia Avenue

The Loyalist - 177 N. Ada Street

The Press Room - 1134 W. Washington Boulevard

The Promontory (restaurant & venue) - 5311 S. Lake Park Avenue W.

The Publican - 837 W. Fulton Market

The Violet Hour - 808 W. Lake Street

Volo - 2008 W. Roscoe Street

Walton Street Kitchen + Bar - 912 N. State Street

Young American - 2545 N. Kedzie Avenue

Adopt-A-Family this Holiday Season!

Each holiday season, CAWC’s Adopt-a-Family Holiday Gift Drive provides domestic violence survivors and their children with gifts, including household items, toys and games, clothing, and self-care products. With the generous support of donors like you, we help make the holidays a little brighter for the adults and children served by CAWC. Last year, we provided gifts for 106 families! We are now beginning this year’s Adopt-a-Family Gift Drive and we ask you to join us in making this a memorable holiday season for our families.

When you adopt a family, you agree to purchase three small gifts identified by each family member (adults included). These gifts should have a value of about $25, so you can plan on spending approximately $75 per family member. We will provide you with the first name and age of each family member, their clothing sizes, favorite color, and their three wishes. If you are interested in adopting one or more families, please complete the form and email it to Development Director, Alexa Markoff at to be matched with a family. 

Thank you Revolution Brewing!

The Revolution Brewing team presented CAWC staff with a very generous $20,943 donation on Thursday, April 12th.  Money was raised through Spirit of Revolt beer sales, a beverage that was brewed by female brew masters, as well as sales of t-shirts and posters at a March 8th Arts & Crafts Fair where women-owned businesses were celebrated. The idea to brew this unique beer came from a bartender and the concept flourished into wanting to donate proceeds to a nonprofit that helps women and children. CAWC was most grateful for this donation that allows us to continue to rebuild lives and renew hope for domestic violence survivors and their children.

If you or your business are interested in hosting a fundraiser for CAWC, please contact Alexa Markoff, Development Director, at 773.489.9081 x 221 or Fundraisers can include challenge events like marathons, walk-runs, or cycling races; community events such as the Revolution Brewing event or any organized event where proceeds benefit CAWC; or a personal campaign when someone creatively fundraises around a life event (wedding, birthday, or memorial).

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