Monday, March 04, 2013

No amount is too small: Contribute to Friends of President Reagan's Chicago Home

The Reagan Apartment,  832 E. 57th Street
On this day in 1837, Chicago was incorporated as a city. The city on the lake has had many historical moments and it is teeming with history. Unfortunately, many historical and architecturally significant buildings have been torn down by shortsighted developers.

One historical dwelling, a six-flat apartment building, could be razed soon. It's the only Chicago home of Ronald Reagan. Through a surrogate, the University of Chicago has applied for a demolition permit of the building at 832 E. 57th Street.

You can help save it by mailing a check to:
Friends of President Reagan's Chicago Home
P.O. Box 3772
Washington, DC 20027-3772
Or you can contribute via PayPal.

Donate any amount--no amount is too small! Contributions are tax-deductible.

Below is the corporate purpose statement of the group:
Friends of President Reagan’s Chicago Home (the Corporation) is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes in accordance with section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (or a corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue law). More specifically, the Corporation is organized to develop and operate a museum and center located at 832 E. 57th Street, in partnership with home’s current owner, reflecting the historical relevance of Reagan’s life growing up there and elsewhere in Illinois. The museum and center will also celebrate President Reagan’s historic accomplishments, highlight his suffering with Alzheimer’s, complementing mission of nearby Center for Care and Discovery, and provide educational and community-enriching opportunities. Friends also intends to make a contribution each year to the other Reagan homes in Illinois underscoring that "The Ronald Reagan Trail: is one, with Chicago home enhancing the whole.
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