As of January 1, 2016, Gapers Block has ceased publication. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions over the past 12-plus years. 


Saturday, May 30

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Bright Endeavors is a nonprofit that helps adolescent parents gain work experience and career help through making eco-friendly bath products and candles; from its North Lawndale-based apiary, beeline sells honey and honey-infused bath products that are created by a staff of formerly incarcerated workers who do everything from harvesting honey to delivering orders. If you're looking for eats, the staff at Sweet Miss Givings makes very tasty goods while providing job training for disabled people; Inspiration Kitchens, which provides job training to low-income/formerly homeless people, is now selling packaged sauces and jams (ooh, Vidalia Bacon Marmalade!) from their Garfield Park location (and their restaurants are delish -- get a gift certificate!).

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GB Buttons $1.50

GB T-Shirt $12

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