IN NORMAL YEARS...Friends of Peirce would partner monthly with local bakeries, coffee shops, restaurants and bars who then donate a portion of their proceeds to FOP. We called this our Peirce Day program. This school year was obviously challenging, so instead we want to highlight those who have given us so much in the past. Please stop in to our Pickles' Pick sponsors and get some great food and/or drink and let them know how much we appreciate them.
JUNE PICKLES' PICK FOREVER YOGURT June is here and it's hot! Cool off this month with something cool and sweet. Forever Yogurt at 5309 N. Clark Street has been a supporter of Peirce as a Peirce Day Partner and in-kind donor. The owners have also made their store a safe place for kids to come and do remote school during the Pandemic . When ordering from Forever Yogurt please thank them for all the support they’ve given the Peirce community over the years!
APRIL / MAY PICKLES' PICK HOPLEAF Hopleaf (5148 N Clark St) has been a member of the Andersonville community since 1992 and has been huge supporter of Peirce for nearly as long. Over the past few years Michael and Louise, owners of Hopleaf, have set aside one day each year that they give all their proceeds to Peirce contributing over $20,000 annually so that the children at Peirce have access to the Art Partners that make Peirce so unique. Please be sure to show your appreciation for their support by supporting them this month and letting them know that the Peirce Community appreciates them. MARCH PICKLES' PICK DOLLOP DINER Dollop Diner is located at 5060 N. Clark Street and over the years Dollop has not only support Peirce as Peirce Day Restaurant but also given gift certificates and supplied coffee and food for our many of school events including teacher appreciation breakfasts. When ordering from Dollop Dinner please thank them for all the support they’ve given the Peirce community over the years!
FEBRUARY PICKLES' PICK TRUE NORTH COFFEE True North is located at 5507 N. Clark Street and over the years has not only participated in the Peirce Day program, but been the host to our valentine week craft location for Peirce families. It is always nice to gather together to enjoy warm drinks while crafting valentines for their friends and family. We miss this activity this month, and invite you to support True North as part of your cozy activities this chilly February!
JANUARY PICKLES' PICK IN FINE SPIRITS In Fine Spirits is located at 5418 N Clark. It is owned by a CPS parent and they are eager to support Peirce. In Fine Spirits sells most points of wine, craft beer and small-batch spirits. Before COVID, Friends of Peirce hosted a wine tasting at In Fine Spirits and all of the proceeds went to the school, raising close to $2000. We appreciate the willingness of this local business to support Friends of Peirce and are eager to have fun, fundraising events in the future! Please thank the staff if you can stop by and support In Fine Spirits.
DECEMBER 2020 PICKLES' PICK EDGE OF SWEETNESS As we head into December and the holidays are on everyone’s mind, including all the delicious sweet treats to eat, Friends of Perice would like to thank our partner, Edge of Sweetness, by making it our Pickles’ Pick for December! Edge of Sweetness is located at 6034 N. Broadway and over the years has not only participated in the Peirce Day dining out program, but been the host to many a holiday craft sessions for Peirce Students. Edge of Sweetness is creating Holiday Treat boxes so you can have an amazing set of treats for those on your list!
NOVEMBER 2020 PICKLES' PICK HOPLEAF Hopleaf has been a member of the Andersonville community since 1992 and has been huge supporter of Peirce for nearly as long. Shortly after we announced this Hopleaf had to go into hibernation. So we named them again in the spring!
OCTOBER 2020 PICKLES' PICK PIZZERIA AROMA Thank you Pizzeria Aroma for your constant support of Friends of Peirce! As this month's Pickles' Pick partner, we are encouraging our community to thank Pizzeria Aroma for their years of giving back. Place an order, send them a thank you or leave a kind review and please let them know you're coming from Peirce. So tell us Panthers, what's your favorite item to order from Pizzeria Aroma?
Thank you to all of our Peirce Day / Pickles' Pick Partners. We look forward to dining in with you again next school year. Interested in partnering with us? Please fill out this form. Interested in helping volunteer to plan Peirce Days? E-mail Kate, Ann, Laura or Becky.
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