Rise Up for UpRising Bakery and Cafe

Hi! My name is Megan and I am new to the Algonquin/Lake in the Hills community.
I am openly proud, gay, and the happiest I have ever been living with my girlfriend in this quaint little suburb of Chicago.

It was less than 2 weeks ago that my partner and I were eating lunch and playing board games at the UpRising Bakery and Cafe. We loved the chill vibes, local art that adorns their walls, and most importantly, their cupcakes! 

This same bakery was planning on hosting a drag brunch this very weekend. I mean, as a suburb gal, I was stoked knowing I could see a drag show and not have to go into the city. But that very same excitement quickly turned into sadness as I read that the UpRising had been vandalized with homophobic slurs and destruction of property. 

Please work with me to Rise Up and help the UpRising continue to do what they do best- offer a safe and welcoming space to those who may be struggling to find just that. 

I have absolutely no affiliation with UpRising, just a patron who is sick and tired of injustice and wants to lend a helping hand. 
Any and all donations are greatly appreciated and will be given directly to the UpRising Bakery and Cafe ❤️
  • Anonymous 
    • $5 
    • 8 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 9 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 12 d
  • Andrew Eyres 
    • $25 
    • 12 d
  • Michael Zanco 
    • $100 
    • 12 d
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Organizer and beneficiary

Megan Rose 
Organizer
Algonquin, IL
Corinna Bender Sac 
Beneficiary