The many community projects that we support are made possible through fundraising events such as our Annual Trivia Night and our award-winning cookbook, “It’s A Shore Thing.” In addition, for the past 80 years we have operated our Thrift House, a resale shop located at 920 Chicago Avenue in Evanston.
THRIFT HOUSE: Part of our organization since 1940, the JLE-NS Thrift House is our League’s oldest ongoing project and fundraiser. Located at 920 Chicago Avenue in Evanston, Thrift House helps support our League and our community projects while serving a diverse community. Thrift House also offers Voucher Programs to our partner non-profit organizations including Mary Lou’s Place, a domestic violence shelter in Evanston, and the Youth Job Center of Evanston. The vouchers enable clients of these organizations to shop at the Thrift House at no charge. League members and the public are encouraged to support Thrift House by donating gently used or new clothing, books, electronics and household items.
TRIVIA NIGHT: Each February, we host an Annual Trivia Night to raise funds for our League. Our 2021 Trivia Night will be held virtually on February 20, 2021. Join the JLE-NS for a fabulous “Cook Along” event with acclaimed celebrity chef and Food Network host, Chef Gale Gand. We will be creating a craft cocktail along with two appetizer pairings, all while listening to Gale’s anecdotes and stories about the culinary arts. Definitely a fun twist to our annual Trivia Night event! Tickets can be purchased at https://www.jle-ns.org/cook-along
“IT’S A SHORE THING” COOKBOOK: Our magnificent cookbook, It’s a Shore Thing: Culinary Favorites from Chicago’s North Shore, has been endorsed as “The Official Cookbook of Chicago’s North Shore” by Chicago’s North Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau. The recipes are favorites of our members, local celebrities, and personalities with ties to the North Shore, and well-known restaurants. In addition to recipes and entertaining tips, the cookbook also includes an historical walk through the villages and townships that make up Chicago’s North Shore. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase a copy.