Visit us at Summer Festivals!


Summer in Chicago is finally here, and SitStayRead has plans to join the fun around town at some of the city's most popular street festivals! SitStayRead will occupy an exhibitor booth space at several festivals, where our dedicated and outgoing volunteers will interact with festival-goers as a means of sharing information about SitStayRead's mission and programs. This is a great opportunity to recruit new volunteers, donors, and general supporters! We have some stylish new t-shirts and buttons that showcase the updated SitStayRead logo, which will be available for purchase by the general public. Even some of our superstar four-legged volunteers will be working the crowd at the fests, so make sure to say hello when you see them on the street!

We are also hoping to have SitStayRead volunteers staff the beer/beverage tents at a few festivals - specific dates are yet to be determined. SitStayRead would receive a portion of the tips that our volunteer bartenders earn during their shift to support our programs. This is a terrifically fun opportunity for those of you who wouldn't mind spending the day outdoors with a few friends! Training is minimal and is provided on-site on event day.
To kick things off, we will appear at the Printers Row Lit Fest this weekend, June 8th and 9th. We will also exhibit at the Taste of Lincoln on July 27th and 28th, and Northalsted Market Days on August 10th and 11th.
Hope to see you there!
We are still looking for volunteers for all the fests! If you are interested in representing SitStayRead at these events, please contact Melissa at mmcbride@sitstayread.org.