2015 Festival Drives

Summer Camp is proud to Make a Difference by hosting a plethora of nonprofits, with the goal of spreading education for their causes. We also host a variety of drives for patrons to get involved in! You can participate by…

  • Bringing Canned Food
  • Bringing Old, Unwanted Mobile Devices
  • Bringing (Non GMO) Seeds and Garden gloves
  • Bringing Small Sample Sized Hygiene Essentials
  • Picking up your Cigarette Butts

When you participate, make sure to pick up your wristband for access to the very special Make a Difference Everyone Orchestra Concert in the Red Barn on Sunday, May 24 at a time TBA… and ask about all the other great prizes you can win just for donating!

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Read below for more details on each drive…

2015 Make A Difference Drives

Conscious Alliance Canned Food Drive

Summer Camp Music Festival and Conscious Alliance are proud to announce they will be hosting an ‘Art That Feeds’ Food Drive at this year’s festival. All food donations will benefit the East Peoria Food Bank in Peoria, Illinois. Nate Duval is creating a Summer Camp screen-print poster, which will be FREE to all festival attendees who donate 20 non-perishable food items. Last year we were able to collect and distribute 2,500 meals to people in need. With your support we hope to repeat this success in 2013! All food donations will be collected at the Conscious Alliance ‘Art That Feeds’ Gallery. Conscious Alliance always encourages food donations to be low-sodium and health oriented products. ORGANIC food donations are especially encouraged. RAMEN NOODLES will NOT be accepted for the free poster.

Rock the Earth Mobile Device Drive

Rock the Earth is calling on all Summer Camp attendees to gather up their old, unwanted mobile phones, tablets, and USB-WiFi/MiFi devices and bring them to the Rock the Earth booth at Summer Camp for proper recycling. Each person recycling a device receives one entry into the on-site sweepstakes drawing for cool prizes like CDs and DVDs, a pair of Summer Camp 2015 tickets plus MANY MORE GREAT PRIZES!

The more devices you bring to the booth for recycling, the less toxic chemicals end up in landfills and the bigger your positive impact is on the environment. You also increase your chances of winning fantastic prizes!

Sustainable Concepts Green Team Butt Drive

This year at Summer Camp, Sustainable Concepts GT will be collecting and recycling those pesky cigarette butts. That’s right, now you can recycle your extinguished cigarette butts, and it doesn’t stop there! You can also recycle the ash, empty packs, cellophane wrapping and if you “roll your own”, the tobacco punches. Participating in this completes one item for the Make a Difference Programs, Scavenger Hunt at Summer Camp. It also get you a Go Green Raffle Ticket, entry to this gets you a chance to win great prize packs! How can you participate you ask? Bring to our booth by the Soulshine Tent at Summer Camp, a 12oz cup equivalent of sorted extinguished butts (ash may be included) or Approx 10 pieces of either Pack’s and Cellophane’s or Rollie Pouches. We ask that everything be as sorted as possible. After that we will package them all up and send them off to TerraCycle sponsored by Sante Fe Natural Tobacco where they will be weighed and recycled into a variety of industrial products, such as plastic pallets, and any remaining tobacco will be re-worked into tobacco composting.

CSU Global Medical Brigades Hygiene Pack Drive

Soap, Shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, floss, condoms etc. Please bring small sample sizes of daily hygiene essentials. The majority of disease and illness is preventable through basic, daily hygienic practices. Global Medical Brigades will personally deliver these supplies on a medical mission trip to Nicaragua; 85% of Nicaraguans struggle to live on more than $1 daily. Communities are limited in their access to basic health services because of poor road infrastructure, also making transportation and trade extremely difficult. Global Medical Brigades will provide a free medical clinic along with education on sustainability and preventative medcial practices. Our goal is to educate and develop clinics that the residents will be able to maintain in their own community. Thank you for all the support!

Gardeneers.org Seed & Garden Glove Drive

Gardeneers is a nonprofit that sustains school gardens at low-income schools. Their garden educators support schools with regular weekly lessons in the garden that teach the students about nutrition, community, and the environment. This year, they will be working at 18 schools across Chicago, and they need your help. They will need lots of seeds and garden gloves to do their work this year, and we all want to pitch in to help them carry out their mission. Please bring seeds (non-GMO, please) and garden gloves to donate! Your donations will go far to help students in need across Chicago. Thanks.