A fun and USEFUL activity during COVID: CCRx launches online market to better support teachers and nonprofits!

My friend Barb Koenen co-founded the Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange (CCRx) a couple of years ago to get donated supplies for Chicago teachers and nonprofits.  They’ve served thousands of teachers, students and others through pop-up events and from their warehouse on the Southwest side.  Since we’re all dealing with COVID, Barb is ramping up an online market to serve them better, and she wants to have some FUN, too! 

She’s organized Barb’s BDay Fun-draising Auction
It goes live on Saturday, May 2nd at 7pm.
It will run til Sunday May 17 at 5pm.
Register here to join on Zoom!!!


Barb’s married to Tim Samuelson, Chicago’s Cultural Historian – who was kind enough to co-lead Jane’s WalkCHICAGO’S Jackson Park Flashlight Tour in 2017.
You will be able to bid on a unique array of artwork, objects, services and virtual experiences — aimed to brighten up the humdrum of sheltering at home.

The donations are starting to come in — tours, concerts, fabulous artwork and more.  And Barb thinks she may be able to get Tim to tell some stories… which I think is the coolest part!

So sign up, and help a great #COVID cause!