Benefit for Sarah's Circle at Spring Fling 2024

Chicago-North Romance Writers Spring Fling
April 2024
01:00 AM CDT
April 2024
10:34 PM CDT

About Our Auction

Sarah’s Circle provides a full continuum of services for women, including housing, life necessities, and supportive services, to help them permanently end their homelessness.

Sarah’s Circle envisions a safe and secure home for every woman in Chicago.

In 1979, three women in the Uptown neighborhood saw the plight of women who were homeless. They were often cold and seeking shelter, hungry, highly vulnerable, and alone. Sarah’s Circle was started with compassion and spirit of service, and continues to be a safe, welcoming place for women experiencing homelessness. With our resources and services, women are able to access shelter, food, showers, community, and more.

From our humble beginning, Sarah’s Circle has grown to become an agency providing a full continuum of services, but our purpose remains the same. We serve women who are homeless, with a focus on transitioning women from homelessness into permanent housing.

After over 40 years of service, Sarah’s Circle is still growing to meet the needs of women. With the continued loss of affordable housing in our communities, over 2,000 women in Chicago will be homeless tonight. Sarah’s Circle is increasingly focused on permanent supportive housing solutions for these women.

Sarah’s Circle is working to meet this challenge with a new facility, Sarah’s on Lakeside. In this new location, Sarah’s Circle will provide 28 units of Permanent Supportive Housing, more program space, staff offices, and a demonstration kitchen.

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About Chicago-North Romance Writers Spring Fling

Chicago-North Romance Writers is an independent organization whose mission is to raise and maintain a level of high-quality romance writing in all genres and to advance the professional interests of career-focused romance writers through networking, advocacy, professional education, publications, contests, awards, and conferences. Spring Fling is our biennial conference where in addition to offering workshops, networking, pitch appointments, we also raise money for a worthwhile organization focused on literacy. This year we are raising funds to assist the charitable organization, Sarah's Circle.

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Live Event Information

The auction will end in-person at the Spring Fling '24 conference's Saturday night Gala at the Renaissance Chicago O'Hare hotel, 8500 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL. 60631. ONLINE Bidders will be allowed to bid until auction's end. We will have volunteers to help update bids. Proxy bidding is recommended. Go to for more information.