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FreeGeek News

FreeGeek Outreach Events on Feb 10

by James Slater

Interested in donating or volunteering with FreeGeek Chicago? Come visit us at the Chicago Volunteer Expo, 10:00am-4:00pm in Lincoln Park or at the Logan Square Farmers Market 10:00am-2:00pm on Sunday Feb 10.  FreeGeek Volunteers will be available at both events to answer questions. Donations will be accepted at the Logan Square Farmers Market only.

For locations and more information, check out our event pages:
FreeGeek @ Chicago Volunteer Expo
FreeGeek @ Logan Square Farmers Market

Change in OpenShop Hours

by James Slater

FreeGeek's OpenShop Hours for our ReSale Shop are changing! Starting Wed Jan. 23, FreeGeek will be open Wed-Sun, 11:00a - 5:00p for Sales and Donations. Remember to check our Calendar for up-to-date information on upcoming events. We will return to late hours on Wed and Thurs this Spring.

FreeGeek Tees

by James Slater

What's this? FreeGeek Chicago swag is now available?! Starting October 14th, we will be taking pre-orders for our first run of FreeGeek T-Shirts. This fancy black tee is emblazoned with the FreeGeek logo on the front and our web address on the back. These shirts will be selling in our shop for $20.00 per shirt, but those who pre-order now will get a discount price of $15.00 per shirt.

Registration Open for Software Freedom Day

by James Slater

Registration for Software Freedom Day is now open.  Please register at: http://softwarefreedomdaychicago.eventbrite.com/

Software Freedom Day, Call for Speakers

by James Slater

FreeGeek Chicago invites you to participate in our first annual Software Freedom Day on Saturday, September 15, 2012. We a currently looking for speakers / teachers to present during our event. Please send a class/lesson proposal to ceciliacalabria AT mncarpenters DOT net by September 5th.

FGC @ Logan Square Farmers Market

by James Slater

FreeGeek Chicago is having an information and donation day at the Logan Square Farmers Market on Sunday, July 22 from 10:00AM to 3:00PM.  Stop by to donate, learn, and check us out!

Meet Cecilia, FreeGeek's Summer Intern

by James Slater

Good news everybody! FreeGeek Chicago has officially hired Cecilia Calabria as our Summer Intern for 2012.

New Summer Hours!

by James Slater

FreeGeek Chicago has started NEW summer hours for Shopping and Donations.  We are now open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00pm to 7:00pm in addition to our regular hours.

Summer Internship Application Available

by James Slater

FreeGeek Chicago is happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for our paid summer internship program. You can grab an application or you can visit our summer internship page.

New Community Service Policy

by James Slater

FreeGeek Chicago has a new community service policy. We continue to encourage those seeking community service opportunities to volunteer with us!

Summer 2012 Internship Campaign is a Go!

by James Slater

FreeGeek Chicago will again offer a paid summer internship to an individual who can tackle some of our toughest problems. Help us pay for our summer internship program with a small donation to our online fundraising campaign.

FreeGeek Chicago Retreat

by Aaron Howze

On Saturday May 5, 2012 FreeGeek Chicago will hold it's semi-annual retreat. This is where we all come together to talk about FGC and it's future.

This spring our main focus will be on ratifying FGC's constitution. Come on out and help us make FGC more awesome! Vote! Be heard!

When and where

FGC will be closed for our spring retreat on May 5, 2012

New Earn-a-box Policy

by James Slater

FreeGeek Chicago has decided to offer all volunteers completeing the 24-hour Earn-A-Box program a $75.00 credit for anything in the FreeGeek thrift store.  Community members believe that this will be a more fair system for volunteers, will offer volunteers more flexibility in what they can take home, and will be easier to track.

FreeGeek is Now on Yelp!

by James Slater

FreeGeek is now officially on Yelp!  Take a look at our page and post a review of your volunteering/shopping experience.

FreeGeek Donation Day @ The Pilsen Community Market

by James Slater

FreeGeek Chicago will be hosting a donation/recycling day at the Pilsen Community Market on Sunday, September 11 (9AM-3PM).  Bring out your old desktops and laptops, in working or non-working condition and support our Earn-A-Box program.