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Saturday, April 29, 2017
SPRING DELIGHT AT DOSE MARKET (Chicago,IL.)
SUPPORT NEW MOMS AT DOSE MARKET THIS MOTHER'S DAY
GET A DOSE OF SPRING DELIGHT WITH 80 OF THE BEST SMALL BUSINESSES
Call it a tradition: Sunday, May 14th marks the 6th annual Mother's Day Dose Market. Dose, making and giving back to the Chicago community since 2011, is the spot to hit to celebrate the new Spring season alongside moms and makers of every stripe. Popping up Mother's Day from 10a.m. to 4p.m. at Morgan Manufacturing (401 N. Morgan), guests will experience the fresh, the organic and the beautiful from 80 makers, artists and exceptional small businesses. Shop while giving back to support those in need of critical support: twenty-five percent of all ticket sales go directly to New Moms, a veteran Chicago nonprofit working with young, single mothers to provide hope, holistic care and stability, including homes and job training. It's the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon: all the good stuff in one spot. Get ready to sip, see, shop, snack and support!
May 14th Dose Market highlights include:
Laura English: her art is to creates portraits of women in the language of collage
57st. Design: sets up and sells contemporary modern furniture made in Chicago
Maybe is Now: slings cheeky, embroidered artworks disguised as patches
Founder April Francis has meticulously curated 57 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. Her dedication to giving back is evident in the number of people she has brought to Dose over the years, mindful consumers supporting local and small businesses with their Dose Market purchases. Additionally, Francis is keen on supporting local causes like New Moms.
"With the mission of enabling, empowering, equipping, and encouraging new mothers, we are thrilled to be supporting such a great cause at this year's Mother's Day Dose" said Francis. "It's the perfect organization for Mother's Day and we look forward to welcoming moms, daughters, friends and families for this Springtime tradition."
Spanning the open, industrial space at Morgan Manufacturing, the marketplace will be filled with businesses selling exceptional products across all categories, everything made with love, integrity and honesty. The complete lineup of participating Spring Dosers will be released next week.
Dose Market is an ever-dynamic marketplace devoted to showcasing the finest designers, chefs, makers, bakers, entrepreneurs and artists. For the past six years and 56 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 andDose 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 New Moms
New Moms is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization with over 30 years' experience, specializing in outreach and services to what most consider an "unreachable" population- homeless and near-homeless adolescent parents (aged 13-24) and their children (birth-age 5). Founded in 1983 by Ellen Kogstad Thompson, New Moms accomplishes its mission by offering a loving, safe and stable environment, while providing, individualized case management, supportive housing, career-readiness, parenting, life skills and literacy training; and age-appropriate children's programming with routine screenings for signs of abuse and neglect.