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Plump Up The Port

February 8, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Port Ministries would like to cordially invite you to a Mardi Gras celebration at Lagunitas Brewery Chicago to raise money for a good cause! Enjoy delicious Laguinitas beer and local food to celebrate Fat Tuesday (on a Monday) and to support the Port Ministries.

Inspired by St. Francis of Assisi, the goal of the Port Ministries is to respond to the fundamental needs of the under-serviced south side Chicago community, and to provide the programs and services that address the root problems of poverty and despair. Here are the program and services we offer absolutely free for anyone living in our community:

People’s School
Workshops for the community taught by the community to address the ever-changing needs of the community.

Open Gym
Staff supervised physical activities for at-risk secondary and post-secondary aged youth hosted in our indoor gymnasium.

Health Clinic
Provides those in need with free general physicals, health consultations, and referrals.

Bread Truck
Driving around the Back Of The Yards neighborhood to battle hunger by providing meals to under-served children, women and families.

Open Arts
Work studios for local visual artists. These artist provide the community with apprenticeship opportunities and creative workshops.

HOPE House
Our intentional covenant community. Residents are volunteers that provide over twenty-hours of service per month and maintain the Port Ministries spiritual schedule.

After-School Services
Elementary and middle school students from the neighborhood are welcomed to come from 3pm – 6pm, Tuesday through Friday, to receive tutoring, mentoring, homework help, and social activities in a safe, supervised environment.

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Tickets: $15 prior to the event, $20 at the door. This is a 21+ event. To Purchase Tickets or learn more about the Port:

PayPal or Credit Card Ticket Purchasers;
When you purchase your tickets pre-event via credit card, you do not need physical ticket. You and your guests will simply need to sign in at the event.

– Take a picture in our themed photobooth.
– Buy raffle tickets for a chance to win one of our many themed gift baskets
– Support our efforts in giving our BREAD TRUCK a NEW LOOK by purchasing a tote bag silk-screened with the NEW BREAD TRUCK LOGO
– Drink Lagunitas beer and HAVE FUN!!

This is an Mardi Gras themed event. A sweet table of Mardi Gras treats will be provided by Isn’t That Sweet. Beads will be used as a way to join raffles and to show support.


February 8, 2016
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


The Port Ministries


Lagunitas Brewery Chicago
2607 W 17th St
Chicago, IL 60608 United States

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