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FIRST LOOK FOR CHARITY STANDS AS ONE OF CHICAGO’S GREATEST ONE-DAY FUNDRAISERS, REGULARLY GENERATING NEARLY $3 MILLION FOR 17 AREA NONPROFITS. HELD AT MCCORMICK PLACE THE EVENING BEFORE THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW OPENS, THE BENEVOLENT EVENT IS ANTICIPATED BY SOCIALITES AND CAR BUFFS ALIKE. GUESTS ARE TREATED TO CHAMPAGNE, WINE, SOFT DRINKS, ELEGANT HORS D’OEURVES, AND DESSERTS ALL WHILE BEING THE FIRST TO EXPLORE THE ANNUAL EDITION OF THE NATION’S LARGEST AUTO SHOW. ADDITIONALLY, GALA ATTENDEES WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO WIN ONE OF TWO BRAND NEW VEHICLES. 

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First Look for Charity is an indoor public event. Based on guidance from the City of Chicago, the current health and safety protocols are in effect for FIRST LOOK FOR CHAIRTY (Feb. 11) of the 2022 Chicago Auto Show.

  1. Masks are REQUIRED for all attendees age 3 and over, except when eating and drinking. Masks must cover the nose and mouth.
  2. Proof of COVID-19 vaccine REQUIRED for admission.

The Chicago Auto Show will follow the City of Chicago’s direction on proof of COVID-19 vaccine, this includes a photo ID for those age 16 and older. More information can be found here.

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You can direct the proceeds of your ticket purchase to any or all of the 17 charitable organizations, and $223 of each $275 ticket is tax-deductible as a charitable donation. Corporate giving packages are also available. 

Still want more? Attendees have a chance to win a 2022 Buick Enclave Avenir or 2022 GMC Yukon Denali. Fine food and beverages, provided by more than 20 local restaurants, are complementary. Additionally, live entertainment will be offered at various manufacturer displays across the show floor.

Tuxedo attire mandatory. Prize vehicle winners must be present at time of drawing at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for orders received after Feb. 3, 2022, will be held at Will Call.

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Click here to download food and beverage map. 

Follow us at #FLFC2022 - First Look for Charity and the Chicago Auto Show are presented by the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, representing the new-car dealers of Chicagoland and northwest Indiana.

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