Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Help CAFAC knock it off!

Over the last couple of years, many of you have asked how you can help CAFAC open its doors. Well, here's a really fun, hands-on way to take out some of that holiday angst and beat the January blues while helping us renovate our building. We need approximately 25 volunteers, age 18 or older, to help us knock off a thin layer of remaining plaster from our interior walls to reveal the beautiful, original blond brick underneath. The plaster is coming off relatively easily, and just needs a little help from a hammer. Already the building is revealing some beautiful surprises as demolition gets underway - this is your chance to see it up close and play a part in its transformation!

So, if you’re interested in helping out this coming Saturday, January 9, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., bring your muscle and fiery spirit down to 3749 Chicago Avenue and help us start turning the space into the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center! If you have them, please bring a dead blow hammer or rubber mallet, pry bar, work gloves, dust mask, and safety glasses. For those of you who don’t have the tools necessary to partake in the fun, we’ll have a few extras on hand for you to borrow (and we'll have a supply of dust masks and safety glasses, because you can’t participate without the necessary protective gear).

Please let us know if and when you will be able to help out by sending us an email with the following details:
  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Shift(s) available (choose one or more): 9 a.m. - Noon, 12 - 3 p.m., 3 - 6 p.m.
All participants will also be asked to sign a waiver before beginning work.

Thanks so much…and we hope to see you on Saturday!

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