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Thursday, January 19, 2017
LOVE DOSE SUPPORTS PILOT LIGHT THIS FEBRUARY (Chicago,IL)
LOVE DOSE: LIGHT UP THE GOOD STUFF IN THE DEAD OF WINTER
Shop 100 Mighty Small Businesses and Support Pilot Light This February
Dose Market turns the heat up on love February 12th at Morgan Manufacturing (401 N. Morgan) for the 6th annual Love Dose. After December's HoliDose raised $4,000 for the Chicago Children's Choir, and made the fourth quarter for some of Chicago's best small retailers, it's time to get stoked to support a fresh lineup of 100 Dosers. These small yet mighty businesses will be selling exceptional products across all categories, everything made with love, integrity and honesty. 25% of Love Dose ticket sales go directly to Pilot Light, the chef-driven Chicago nonprofit organization that teaches kids how to cook, how to eat, and how to educate adults about healthy eating.
Taking place 10:00am to 4:00pm on Sunday, February 12th, this Valentine's Day Dose Market is about spreading love, celebrating love, and making love happen more often. Love Dose also allows guests to reap the spoils of the hardest working small businesses who make their products the right way.
Highlights of Love Dose include:
Dose Hearts: For those actively looking for love, Dose will give singles an electric yellow heart, signaling who's available to chat
Dose Trousseau: The second edition of the bridal-focused Dose Trousseau brings together 20 of Chicago's best wedding vendors allowing the newly engaged to meet the help they need
Pilot Light: $2.50 of every ticket sold goes to this worthy child and food-focused nonprofit
Crush at Dose: For those who've got their eye on a special someone, Crush continues to be an ever-popular way for Chicagoans to make connections in real life
Valentines: Cake & Flower Paper Co. will provide the tools, inspiration, and guidance for attendees to create watercolor Valentines
Debut Dosers: 20 new businesses will make their first Dose Market appearance
Product Launches: 20 Dosers will be launching new products at Love Dose
Music On Site: We Theory returns to provide musical stylings throughout the day
Founder April Francis has meticulously curated 55 Dose Markets since 2011, earning critical acclaim, influencing the way Chicagoans shop locally, and helping the best small businesses make a big splash in the Chicago market and beyond.
What to look for at Love Dose this year:
Makeup and brushes by debut dome BEAUTY benefitting the StepUp Women's Network
Dose Market is an ever-dynamic marketplace devoted to showcasing the finest designers, chefs, makers, bakers, entrepreneurs and artists. For the past five years and 52 market events, the Dose Market curators -- the Dosettes -- have worked tirelessly to discover and develop a community dedicated to excellence in Chicagoland and beyond. Celebrating the food, fashion and art of those committed to these passionate pursuits, there's no better way to spend a Sunday. Get Dosed!
On April Francis
April Francis is a stylist and identity and communications specialist with global reach by way of Detroit, Michigan. Founder of Haute Closet, AF and Dose Market, April was propelled into notoriety after being featured in publications such as The New York Times, Refinery29, The Wall Street Journal and many more. An entrepreneur from a young age, Francis has served as an adjunct professor at Columbia College and consulted for some of the world's leading hotels as a developer of luxury spa concepts.
About Pilot Light
Pilot Light is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization that helps kids make healthier choices by connecting the lessons they learn in the classroom to the foods they eat on their lunch trays, at home, and in their communities. Founded in 2010 by chefs Jason Hammel, Paul Kahan, and Matthias Merges, Pilot Light accomplishes its mission by partnering chefs and teachers to make learning about food in schools a priority for children through food-based classroom curriculum in everyday subjects like math, social studies, and science. These lessons feed young minds by igniting children's curiosity for the food on their plates and demonstrating its connection to every aspect of what they do and learn. Pilot Light has reached over 2,550 students in their classrooms and hosts 18 teachers from schools throughout Chicago in its training Institute in the 2016-2017 school year.