Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation

2021 Sponsorship Information

 Dear Friends:

During another year of hardship for many families in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Bickerdike continues to serve as a pillar of strength and resiliency in our communities. As the end of 2021 approaches, we reflect on what has been a challenging year, yet one filled with progress and growth. For 54 years, we have provided safe, stable housing to Chicago’s low- and moderate-income families. Now, more than ever, affordable housing is crucial to ensuring the wellbeing and economic vitality of our communities. Bickerdike needs your support to help keep more families in the neighborhoods they call home.

Bickerdike made enormous strides in advancing our work in 2021. Construction at Emmett Street Apartments, a 100% affordable development in the heart of Logan Square, is nearing completion. This project demonstrates the immense need for affordable housing, especially in gentrifying communities, with nearly 700 people requesting an application. The rehabilitation of Victory Apartments, 107 affordable apartments in Humboldt Park, Logan Square, and West Town nears completion as well. Victory residents return to their newly rehabbed homes featuring new appliances, cabinets, flooring, and more.

On Saturday, December 4, Bickerdike will host its Annual Membership Meeting, where we will discuss the year’s progress, elect our Board of Directors, and vote on an amendment to expand our membership area. This year’s theme is Grow with Us—representing our immensely productive year and the exciting opportunity to expand our work. We welcome you to join us by registering and learning more at bickerdike.org/membership . Your support helps make this growth and our continued commitment to affordable housing development possible.

We hope that you will support this work by sponsoring our 2021 Annual Membership Meeting.

2021 Sponsorship Letter Draft SJL Edits

 

*Contribution qualifies as 100% tax-deductible donation

How to contribute:

  • Contact Shelbie Luna at 773-278-5669 ext. 1042 or via our contact form.
  • Please make checks to Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation and mail to 2550 W. North Ave or donate online here.
  • If you cannot contribute financially but would like to make an in-kind gift, please contact Shelbie to make arrangements!

Thank you for supporting our mission to build and preserve affordable housing, support the local economy, and cultivate community leaders, especially during this important time. We could not do this imperative work without you.

 

Warmly,

 

Joy Aruguete

Chief Executive Officer