CYT Chicago COVID-19 Relief Fund

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Weathering the Storm
As the world has begun social distancing, we are seeing a clear picture of how much community impacts and uplifts us and is sorely needed in these days. Here at CYT Chicago, we are trying our best to keep that community going through online classes, video rehearsals, and finding every possible way for students to be able to perform this spring session.
 
However, we are taking a huge financial blow with this outbreak and need your help.

If you are able, please consider donating to bridge the gap. We are looking to address a $150,000 shortfall this year. This shortage was so much bigger before we received forgiveness funds through the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program. We are so thankful to have received this provision.

We know not everyone can donate the suggested $50, but every contribution brings us closer to what we need to continue to provide creative options for our families and support our staff, directors and teaching artists as they work to serve our current community.
 
As you consider donating, please remember what CYT means to you. It’s not about a performance or an end product. It's the place we grow up — our home away from home, our community moms and dads, our big brothers and sisters.
 
Thank you for your prayers and support as we develop character in those we get to serve and hope to serve for many years to come.

105 Donors

$13,443.92 Raised

8%

Goal: $150,000.00



Recent Activity:

Date / Time Amount Name(s) Message
3/20/20 @ 12:48pm $50.00 Anonymous
3/20/20 @ 12:49pm $100.00 Anonymous
3/20/20 @ 12:49pm $50.00 Castillo Tristani
3/20/20 @ 12:50pm $50.00 Terry Miller
Where would we be without CYT?
3/20/20 @ 12:54pm $50.00 Anonymous
3/20/20 @ 12:58pm $50.00 The Burt Family
3/20/20 @ 1:05pm $100.00 Phil and Jen Salansky
3/20/20 @ 1:08pm $50.00 Anonymous
3/20/20 @ 1:15pm $50.00 Anonymous
3/20/20 @ 1:16pm $100.00 Anonymous
3/20/20 @ 1:50pm $100.00 Alex Toth
3/20/20 @ 1:55pm $25.00 Anonymous
3/20/20 @ 2:03pm $100.00 Anonymous
We love CYT!
3/20/20 @ 2:29pm $50.00 Anonymous
3/20/20 @ 2:32pm $200.00 Andrius, Gaile, Robert & Paulius Vitas
Let's keep praying and stay together for CYT and our community.
3/20/20 @ 2:45pm $50.00 Anonymous
3/20/20 @ 2:57pm $50.00 Gena Sheng and Becky Lulloff
3/20/20 @ 2:58pm $500.00 Anonymous
3/20/20 @ 7:26pm $50.00 Suzanne Reeves
Love our greater CYT Family now spread across the nation. Forever pointing up to God.
3/20/20 @ 7:33pm $500.00 Wolfe Family
Our family has been so blessed by CYT! We encourage all who can participate to do so. Praise be to God!
3/20/20 @ 7:36pm $50.00 Anonymous
Thank you for doing God's creative work!!! You've changed my daughters life and I am forever grateful!
3/20/20 @ 7:58pm $200.00 Anonymous
3/20/20 @ 9:11pm $100.00 Anonymous
3/20/20 @ 10:20pm $100.00 Anonymous
3/21/20 @ 6:08am $100.00 Anonymous
3/21/20 @ 8:12am $50.00 Anonymous
3/21/20 @ 9:42am $50.00 Anonymous
3/21/20 @ 11:11am $100.00 Lucy and Bill Black
3/21/20 @ 11:14am $100.00 Anonymous
3/21/20 @ 12:31pm $75.00 Potvin Family
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called accroding to his purpose. ~Romans 8:28
3/21/20 @ 1:23pm $100.00 Heabel Family
3/21/20 @ 2:48pm $50.00 Anonymous
3/21/20 @ 4:07pm $50.00 Anonymous
3/21/20 @ 4:31pm $455.92 Anonymous
3/22/20 @ 11:32am $500.00 Kevin & Donna Iler
We have been so blessed by the talents our children have learned, the families we have become friends with, the community of Christ challenging us to grow closer to Him, and the great family entertainment that is presented to the community at large.
3/22/20 @ 11:39am $50.00 Anonymous
We are SO thankful for CYT and can't image life without it for her OR me!
3/22/20 @ 12:00pm $100.00 Anonymous
3/22/20 @ 1:33pm $50.00 Anonymous
3/22/20 @ 6:46pm $500.00 The Yanaga Family
3/22/20 @ 10:15pm $300.00 Anonymous
We perform for an audience of ONE - Jesus Christ!! May each point remind us of our Savior's dying love and resurrection which shines brightly through each family member of CYT!!
3/23/20 @ 11:46am $50.00 Anonymous
3/24/20 @ 10:11am $50.00 Anonymous
3/24/20 @ 12:00pm $53.00 Anonymous
3/24/20 @ 12:07pm $50.00 Anonymous
3/24/20 @ 12:21pm $50.00 Anonymous
3/24/20 @ 2:22pm $100.00 Tom & Bonnie Bienert
We are praying for this ministry as we know how vital it is to the families in Chicagoland!
3/25/20 @ 10:30am $50.00 Anonymous
3/25/20 @ 10:39am $15.00 Anonymous
3/25/20 @ 7:23pm $50.00 Anonymous
3/26/20 @ 8:36am $50.00 Anonymous
3/26/20 @ 9:51am $50.00 Michniak Family
3/26/20 @ 2:49pm $50.00 Anonymous
3/27/20 @ 9:00am $50.00 Brooke Weston
3/27/20 @ 1:07pm $150.00 Anonymous
3/27/20 @ 1:38pm $50.00 Anonymous
3/27/20 @ 6:25pm $50.00 Anonymous
3/27/20 @ 7:39pm $50.00 Anonymous
3/28/20 @ 1:05pm $100.00 Anonymous
3/29/20 @ 10:36am $200.00 Rockford CYT Family
For all CYT has meant to our daughter, and our entire family, we are honored to support such a great organization.💕
3/29/20 @ 10:40am $20.00 Anonymous
3/29/20 @ 11:39am $50.00 Anonymous
3/29/20 @ 2:36pm $200.00 Anonymous
3/30/20 @ 2:16pm $50.00 Egan Family
3/30/20 @ 4:18pm $300.00 Rockford CYT Family
4/1/20 @ 7:56pm $50.00 Rockford CYT Family
4/1/20 @ 9:46pm $200.00 Anonymous
4/2/20 @ 2:10pm $50.00 Anonymous
4/3/20 @ 4:45am $75.00 NWC Family
4/4/20 @ 10:27am $100.00 Biagini Family
4/5/20 @ 8:50am $50.00 Anonymous
4/6/20 @ 11:18am $150.00 McHenry CYT Family
4/6/20 @ 10:09pm $100.00 Anonymous
4/7/20 @ 12:17pm $50.00 Anonymous
4/7/20 @ 12:17pm $50.00 Anonymous
4/7/20 @ 12:57pm $50.00 Anonymous
4/7/20 @ 1:23pm $50.00 Anonymous
We love CYT!!!
4/7/20 @ 2:11pm $100.00 Anonymous
4/7/20 @ 3:50pm $50.00 Paula Moerschel
4/7/20 @ 4:06pm $50.00 Ritterbusch Family
4/7/20 @ 5:10pm $50.00 the McClaurin Family
4/7/20 @ 9:34pm $50.00 Fierz Family
4/7/20 @ 11:22pm $50.00 Emma Gary
4/8/20 @ 1:39pm $50.00 Kathryn Johnson
4/9/20 @ 10:21am $100.00 The Mann Family
4/9/20 @ 7:56pm $100.00 The Giacobbe Family
4/13/20 @ 9:11am $100.00 Jeremy and Tara Bozarth
4/14/20 @ 10:12am $310.00 Greca Family
4/15/20 @ 3:14pm $25.00 Anonymous
The past month of missing community and fellowship with our CYT family has proven how much we have been impacted by our involvement in CYT classes and shows. Thank you for your work! We pray we will be together in person again soon!
4/16/20 @ 11:12am $25.00 Anonymous
4/17/20 @ 9:35am $50.00 Mallen Family
4/17/20 @ 10:44am $50.00 Bev Wise
4/17/20 @ 12:16pm $500.00 Anonymous
So grateful for this community where my kids belong and thrive and grow and serve. It has been a blessing. I know that we will be part of CYT for years to come.
4/17/20 @ 1:05pm $100.00 Anonymous
Couldn't imagine life without CYT for our kids and ourselves! We believe in this organization
4/18/20 @ 11:49am $75.00 Lindner Family (Isaac and Eli)
CYT/Spotlight not only provided a place for us to express our talents, but also our joys and struggles. Thanks for being a space to uplift our Spirit!
4/18/20 @ 10:33pm $500.00 Anonymous
We are so grateful for the amazing foundation CYT has provided for our girls over the years. It is a place where they have been able to develop their gifts, meet incredible friends, be mentored by the best directors & teachers around and shine their light for Christ! Praying for God's provision during these trying times!
4/23/20 @ 6:45pm $50.00 Zach and Sarah Schmidt
4/29/20 @ 5:14pm $500.00 Anonymous
CYT has been such a blessing to our family. Our girls have gained confidence, skills, and friendships that will last a lifetime, and we feel starting them in CYT has been one of the best decisions we've ever made.
5/2/20 @ 10:00am $50.00 Pietraszak Family
5/3/20 @ 12:54pm $50.00 Anonymous
5/5/20 @ 4:39pm $100.00 Broberg
So glad to help support a wonderful organization. We look forward to the next performance and hope that it isn't too long to wait.
5/6/20 @ 10:27am $50.00 Anonymous
5/21/20 @ 9:46am $40.00 Anonymous
5/23/20 @ 10:15pm $25.00 Anonymous
5/23/20 @ 10:20pm $25.00 Anonymous