Percent of Sales Promotions

These are our current percent of sales promotions with corporate partners.
We are grateful for their support! Check back frequently for updates.

Active Promotions:

Hawksmoor Chicago Charity Partner 

We are thrilled to announce that Hawksmoor Chicago has chosen Pilot Light as their official nonprofit partner! Their amazing team has kicked off this partnership with a generous $10,000 donation — and there will be more ways you can support Pilot Light while enjoying their world-renowned menu at their new Chicago location opening June 2024. Visit their website to learn more and get the latest updates on their impending opening. Endless thanks to Team Hawksmoor for this incredible investment in our mission. 

 

Busy Beaver 2024 Button-O-Matic Partner

We are thrilled to team up with Busy Beaver Button Co. to debut a set of twelve “Favorite Food” buttons designed by Pilot Light students and sold exclusively in Busy Beaver’s Button-O-Matic machines and online in 2024!

This all-new button collection, designed by Pilot Light students from across the country, includes classic cheeseburgers, delicious soups, and even a strawberry galaxy. Grab your quarters and visit a Button-O-Matic machine today (starting May 10, 2024) in Chicago favorite locations like Lula Cafe, Thalia Hall, and more to collect your favorite buttons! Throughout history, buttons have been used to raise awareness and support great causes. Sales benefit Pilot Light classrooms! We are thrilled to join forces with the Busy Beaver team to help promote our mission and show off this amazing student artwork. 

 Get your button pack!

 

Hoste Cocktails by Apologue

Hoste Cocktails donate 2% of sales of their Persimmon and Gold Fashioned products to Pilot Light!

Persimmon is a complex, bittersweet liqueur with hints of spice, citrus and rhubarb. The Gold Fashioned is luxury, limited-release ready-to-drink cocktail was crafted using 8-year Kentucky Bourbon with 5-year Straight Indiana Straight Rye Whiskey and other gold-standard ingredients sourced from the six inhabited continents.

Both are available at Binny’s locations across Chicago. Prefer to order online? Order Persimmon bittersweet liqueur online here and order the Gold Fashioned, the world’s first luxury ready-to-drink cocktail, online here

 

 

Big Star Canned Cocktails

Over the last 13 years, Big Star has built a reputation as Chicago’s go-to spot for great tacos, good vibes, and killer margaritas. Now with Big Star Cocktails, you can bring a little bit of that Big Star patio magic to your own porch, backyard, or BBQ and support Pilot Light at the same time because Big Star is donating a portion of sales to us!

These delicious premium cocktails come in convenient 12-ounce cans (2 cocktails per can). Choose from Big Star’s iconic Margarita, Spicy Margarita, or Paloma – or try all three! Bartender approved and ready to enjoy, you can find them at dozens of finer retailers throughout Chicagoland. Click here to find a location near youThank you, Big Star, for supporting Pilot Light – Let The Good Times Roll!

 

 

Marketing Promotions

Find new ways to show your Pilot Light spirit with these marketing opportunities!

Pilot Light CLOZTALK Clothing Collection

We’re excited to partner with CLOZTALK, a clothing manufacturer that provides marketing materials for nonprofit organizations. Shop their new Pilot Light collection of shirts, hats, hoodies, and even leggings to show your support of Pilot Light and start conversations about our mission to spread the impact of Food Education. Thank you to CLOZTALK for your partnership! 

 

 

Pilot Light is deeply grateful to the following establishments for generously donating a portion of their sales from specific products and/or events to our mission:

Between Bites – 2024 Storytelling Event at Daisies Chicago

Daisies Chicago – 2023 Cookies for a Cause Holiday Box 

First Bites Bash 2024 Co-Beneficiary 

Unison Home – Official Giving Tuesday Partner, 2022-2023 

The Publican Shuck-Off (March 2023 and 2024) 

Buffalo Exchange Tokens for Bags Promotion (2023) 

Mordecai Chicago “Cocktails for a Cause” (March 2023) 

DineIt4Ward (October 2020 – January 2023)

Formento’s (November 2022)

Cultivate By Forbidden Root (October 2022) 

Hopewell Brewing Co. (Fall 2022) 

Marvin’s Food & Fuel (August 2022)

Nonna’s (July 2022)

One Off Hospitality (February 2022; November 2019)

Board AF (December 2021)

Good Cause Coffees (2021)

Unison (November 2021 & November 2022)

Piece Pizza (Winter 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

MeaningFull Meals (April 2019 – April 2020)

Luke’s Lobster (October 2019)

Hannah’s Bretzel (Winter 2019; Fall 2019)

Chicago Gourmet (Fall 2017, 2018, 2019)

Honey Butter Fried Chicken (August 2019)

Cherry Circle Room (August 2019)

Imperial La Mian (March 2019) 

Ritual (February 2019)

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