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Sales from face masks will support a local effort to give free masks and holiday cards to 1,800 West Town seniors.
Resident Hayley Krolik spearheaded the event, set for Dec. 5. Cleaning supplies will be provided.
“We did not want to see holiday money go to Amazon or big box stores so we were trying to provide a convenient way for folks in the area to shop local."
Plus, here's how you can support Far North Side theaters that have been hurt by the coronavirus pandemic.
As you start your holiday shopping, consider supporting independent retailers and shops.
"This holiday season, it’s more important than ever to shop local to help keep our neighborhood businesses that make West Town so special alive for years to come."
“These businesses have gone out of their way to support us over many years ... Let’s try to support them during this time. I want to see them survive.”
Local businesses in Lakeview and Lincoln Park can fulfill all your holiday shopping needs for family, friends and even pets.
Shop local this holiday season at these West Side businesses.
From coffee beans to adorable baby onesies to games, West Loop's retail scene has several shops to find a gift for those on your list while supporting local businesses.
From artisanal imported goods from Mexico to a skateboard shop to minimalist jewelry, shops throughout Pilsen and Little Village offer possibilities for holiday shoppers.
"Whatever you do, whether you're shopping with us or with someone else, just keep it local. It's what makes where you live interesting ... if you're not supporting [local businesses], they won't exist."
Shops and entrepreneurs along the South Lakefront have taken hits from the coronavirus pandemic for months. Find out how you can support seven of them with this gift guide.