Admission to Greater Chicagoland Pagan Pride Day is a donation of a non-perishable food item to be donated to the needy.

GCPP is happy to announce that our 2015 food donations will be going to the Forest Park food pantry at the Howard Mohr Community Center.

We will also accept pet donations for CatVando or Friends of Scales Reptile Rescue. Any pet donations please bring to the rescue’s vending table.


In 2012, we donated 1300 pounds of food to the Catholic Charities whom were very thankful for this gift to help feed the needy in the local community.

Other charities and non-profit organizations to visit at Greater Chicagoland Pagan Pride Day 2015:

The Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions 

“The Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions brings people of faith together to work for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world.”

Read more at the website.


“SpiralScouts™ International is a program for girls and boys of all faiths working, growing and learning together. Making its public debut in February of 2001, SpiralScouts™ International has grown into an expanded program available to anyone worldwide. We now serve youth throughout the US, as well as in Canada and Europe.”

Read more at the website.

Illinois Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

“The grassroots work we do focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public about risk factors and warning signs, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those individuals who have lost someone to suicide.”    

Read more at the website.

Gypsy Cats NFP Inc.

“Gypsy Cats is a not for profit facility in Chicago, caring for stray cats, getting them off the street, giving them needed medical attention, and allowing them to live their lives in warmth and comfort.”

Read more at the website.

Friends of Scales

“Friends of Scales Reptile Rescue (FoS) is an Illinois based 501(c)3 reptile, amphibian, and invertebrate not for profit rescue dedicated to the care of ill, injured, neglected, and relinquished herpetiles.  FoS is a foster based rescue with a strong drive for education and prevention of abuse and neglect.”

Read more at the website.


“Our primary mission is to assist individuals and communities to humanely and effectively reduce and CARE for cats living in the streets and yards of our communities. Our secondary mission is to teach respect for all life, through our work.”

Read more at the website.


In 2012, Chicago Pagan Pride donated $200 to CatVando.

At previous events, we collected old cell-phones and inkjet cartridges at the door to be recycled. These donations decreased harm to the environment and helped to support future Chicago Pagan Pride Days.