Skyler Dees' Catering Company

$1,750 of $14.6k goal

Raised by 37 people in 2 months
Skyler Quinten Dees  CHICAGO, IL

Skyler Dees Catering Company provides quality and thoughtfully prepared food created by Chef Skyler Dees.  Skyler chooses to use his talents to directly address North Lawndale's nutritional depravity and food desert issue.  

This amount begins and completes kitchen/retail build-out of a newly acquired commercial space in North Lawndale's MLK Legacy Apartments complex. This amount also covers start-up costs to open the doors of Skyler Dees Catering Company.  Skyler aligns himself with King's dream of economic justice in the same spot where MLK's personal demonstration of housing injustice took place. 

This business began seven months ago as a way to fulfill catering needs for neighborhood and professional friends. Then grew with specialty pies for 2016 holiday season. And has arrived at weekly lunch preparation and delivery for families and professionals who live and work within North Lawndale.

Skyler Dees Catering Company will offer nutritious and handmade to-go meals for more resident and professionals to enjoy. Skyler utilizes social entrepreneurship to change the narrative of North Lawndale's current state of violence and economic disinvestment. 

Skyler grew up in North Lawndale, attended William Penn Elementary School and North Lawndale College Prep.  Skyler is currently collaborating with School of the Art Institute of Chicago at Homan Square for a spring community gardening class.  And Skyler prepares healthy meals for forty-five elementary and high school students at Young Men's Education Network (YMEN).  

#ChicagoStory #NorthLawndale #SDCC #SkylerDees

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Update 3
Posted by Skyler Dees
1 month ago
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Day 3/4/5/6: Excellence.

I'm appreciative to all that were inspired to support this effort.

Kiva 54% funded
GoFundMe: 8% funded.

This story is spreading, continue to share. And my heart is grateful.
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Update 2
Posted by Skyler Dees
2 months ago
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Day Two: ✔️

Chicagoans are being inspired. People are empowered to give. I am absolutely in love that this is only the beginning. People are reaching out and looking for ways to help.

GoFundMe has a wishlist feature so, I'll populate a list of equpment needs and people can donate/give in that capacity as well.
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Update 1
Posted by Skyler Dees
2 months ago
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Day One: done. I am happy this is my life. I'm proud to offer North Lawndale a portion of what's needed. I am happy to know soon many will be fed the proper nutrients that are w necessary to think clearer, perform better, curb ailments, and live better.

THANK YOU to ALL that gave! Thanks for being AWESOME!

Thanks to all that will give.
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$1,750 of $14.6k goal

Raised by 37 people in 2 months
Created February 23, 2017
Skyler Quinten Dees  
DR
$100
Denise Robinson
11 days ago

The first of many donations. We must support our own who are trying to do good in the hood.

RJ
$50
Rochelle Jackson
16 days ago
AW
$100
Apprentiss & Teresa White
1 month ago

Wishing you much success on this great journey!

SS
$50
Shaunette Smith
1 month ago

Keep pushing!! Can't wait for what's ahead!

RJ
$163
Rochelle Jackson
1 month ago
JM
$25
Joyce Mann
1 month ago
LM
$50
Luis Moreno
1 month ago
LA
$20
Lynda Alexander
1 month ago
ZS
$25
Zita Smith-Stephens
1 month ago

Super excited for you! Keep going no matter what! God will complete every good work he began in you.

$50
Nomi MartinSheppard
1 month ago

So proud of you Skyler! Don't know if you remember me, Brother Martin's eldest daughter. I believe you were in my creative writing class.

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