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Iron Chef Fundraiser Postponed

Due to the recently declared pandemic surrounding COVID-19, the Tenant Resource Center has decided to postpone our Annual Iron Chef Fundraiser.

This was not an easy decision for us.In addition to being one of our favorite events, we know that we’re going to need your support now more than ever. However, given the nature of the event and the need to promote public health, we know that keeping this event as scheduled wouldn’t be responsible of us.

In the wake of COVID-19 we know that we’re going to need your support. The issues are looming surrounding Housing Justice in our community and we’re gearing up for the next phase of this pandemic: large increases in evictions.

While some of us are able to work remotely, take paid time off, or draw on savings to help cover our costs during this health crisis, there are many more members of our communities that can’t afford to do the same. Many of those who work hourly positions without sick leave are already living paycheck to paycheck. Losing hours at work often means a choice between buying food and paying the rent. It often means choosing between immediate needs for healthcare, paying for childcare, and preserving your housing. And it means that we’re going to see an increase in eviction filings and displacement in our communities.

Things become even more difficult for families in need when schools are cancelled, childcare is closed, and food pantries are shut due to quarantines. For these families, food insecurity from students missing two meals a day at school and lost wages from lacking childcare options create impossible choices for members of our communities.

The plain fact here is that our community’s systems aren’t prepared for what comes next and we need your support to help keep families safe in their homes during this tough time.

While we make arrangements for rescheduling our Iron Chef event (don’t worry, we’ll keep you posted!), we’re asking for your financial support to make sure we can continue doing our work during these turbulent times. In exchange, your contributions will still ensure your sponsorship of our Iron Chef event and your donations will serve as vital support for those who are likely to be hardest hit by this health crisis.

Our team will continue working diligently each day, but we can’t do it without your help. Please consider giving generously to help us provide support to those most in need during these coming months and onward to the next 40 years of working for Housing Justice in Wisconsin. Any amount makes a huge difference!


The Tenant Resource Center will host our annual Iron Chef fundraiser on:

Friday, April 3, 2020
5:30pm - 8:00pm
The Brink Lounge (701 E. Washington Ave.)


Help us celebrate our 40th year of advocating for Housing Justice in Wisconsin!


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Please RSVP to the event! Bring an empty stomach and an adventurous spirit! The suggested donation is $25 -- more if you can and less if you can't. No one turned away for lack of funds. Every guest will get ballots for the People's Choice Award to vote on their favorite dish!

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Sponsorship Level: Amount: You Get: Your Donation Covers:
TRC Supporter $25 Our Suggested Donation 1 Case Management Meeting for a Chronically Homeless Client
TRC Friend $40 $5 in TRC bucks* + 1 Free Drink Ticket One Hour of Staffing for our Eviction Clinic at Eviction Court. Celebrate our 40th year advocating for Housing Justice in Wisconsin!
TRC Advocate $80 $15 in TRC bucks* + 2 Free Drink Tickets Rental application fees for two community members in need. Celebrate our 40th year advocating for Housing Justice in Wisconsin, and help provide for another 40 years!
TRC Champion $120 Named Sponsorship of One of the Battles Iron Chef Gifts and Food Reimbursement to help cover our costs for the event! (Limit 6)
TRC Hero $350+ $60 in TRC bucks* +  4 Free Drink Tickets + Significant
and Long-Term Gratitude of TRC Staff
Funds to help cover storage, transportation, food and more for community members in need. Help us keep our services free and continue working towards Housing Justice in Wisconsin for another 40 years!

*TRC bucks count as extra ballots so that you can buy your very own battle results. $1 = 1 Ballot


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