Chicago Children’s Theatre is fully caffeinated about its new partnership with Oak Park-based Whirlwind Coffee, hooked to the introduction of Whirlwind’s newest coffee blend, Red Kite.
For every bag sold, Whirlwind will generously donate $3 to Chicago Children’s Theatre’s Red Kite Project, the city’s first original theatrical and educational program for youth on the autism spectrum. Whirlwind’s charitable promotion runs all year in 2023 to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Red Kite Project.
The cast of Chicago Children’s Theatre’s The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party - (left, from left) Felix May, Charlie Malave and Lily Emerson - enjoy cups of Whirlwind Coffee’s new Red Kite blend. Three dollars from every bag sold in 2023 will be donated back to Chicago Children’s Theatre to support its Red Kite Project, the city’s first original theatrical and educational program for youth on the autism spectrum. Photos courtesy Chicago Children’s Theatre.
Whirlwind's new Red Kite blend is a medium dark roast crafted from specialty coffee from South America and Africa. It comes in five different grinds, and has a sweet, robust aroma with notes of toasted almond and blackberry jam. A 12-ounce bag of Red Kite is $16.50. Two pound and five pound bags are also available.
The cast of Chicago Children’s Theatre’s The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party - (from left) Felix May, Charlie Malave and Lily Emerson - enjoy cups of Whirlwind Coffee’s new Red Kite blend.
Purchase Red Kite blend in-store or online, and $3 will go to support the company’s umbrella programs for youth on the autism spectrum and children with other special needs.
You can find it on sale at Whirlwind Coffee’s retail shop and cafe, 513 Madison St. in Oak Park, weekdays, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; weekends, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Or, visit whirlwindcoffee.com to buy Red Kite blend online, then ship it quickly and conveniently to your home, work, or to family or friends as a thoughtful gift.
About Whirlwind Coffee
Photos of David and Maya Silverstein courtesy David Silverstein.
Whirlwind Coffee is an independently owned, father/daughter business in Oak Park, roasting delicious, high quality coffee beans while helping as many lives as possible.
Whirlwind’s owners are David and Maya Silverstein, and their mission is simple: 1) Roast damn good coffee, 2) Sell it to good humans at a fair price, and 3) Give back 100% of all net profits to support charities and communities.
Whirlwind Coffee’s retail shop and cafe and wholesale roastery are located in Oak Park, Illinois at 513 Madison St. Hours are weekdays, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; weekends, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more, visit whirlwindcoffee.com.
About Chicago Children’s Theatre’s Red Kite program
In 2007, Chicago Children's Theatre founded The Red Kite Project, the city’s first original theatrical and educational program for youth on the autism spectrum. After 15 years and still flying high, Red Kite continues to dispel myths about young people on the autism spectrum and their ability to fully participate in and benefit from the theatre arts. Programming includes sensory-immersive productions, classes, camps, and residencies for children and training for educators. Red Kite has also been recognized as one of the top arts-and humanities-based programs in the country. For more, visit chicagochildrenstheatre.org/red-kite-project.
About Chicago Children’s Theatre
Chicago Children’s Theatre was founded in 2005 with a big idea: Chicago is the greatest theater city in the world, and it deserves a great children’s theater. Today, Chicago Children’s Theatre is the city’s largest professional theater company devoted exclusively to children and young families. CCT has established a national reputation for the production of first-rate children’s theater with professional writing, performing, and directorial talent and high-quality design and production expertise.
Today, Chicago Children’s Theatre, 100 S. Racine Ave. in Chicago’s West Loop, is Chicago’s destination for the best plays, musicals, classes and performing arts camps for young audiences. For parents, caregivers and teachers, Chicago Children’s Theatre is a convenient, welcoming community hub, centrally located in the city, with free, onsite parking.
Chicago Children’s Theatre continues to grow its commitment to all Chicago children with its Red Kite Project for children on the autism spectrum and with special needs, celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2023. CCT also offers a full slate of Access services for patrons with disabilities, including ASL interpretation and open captioning, touch tours and sensory friendly performances.
Now through December 24, Chicago Children’s Theatre is presenting The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party, a seasonal rite of passage for Chicago’s youngest theatergoers, now in its seventh season. Up next this spring is The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, a bright, bold, puppet-filled live stage version of Eric Carle’s timeless children’s book about an insatiable caterpillar that munches its way to become a full-fledged butterfly, April 15-June 4, 2023. Tickets to both productions are on sale now at chicagochildrenstheatre.org.
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