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'Peirce Day' At Hopleaf Raising Money For Neighborhood School

By Josh McGhee | April 19, 2017 5:41am
"Peirce Day" will take place from noon-2 a.m. April 30 at Hopleaf.
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ANDERSONVILLE — At the end of the month, Hopleaf will once again host "Peirce Day," which raises money for the local school.

From noon-2 a.m. April 30, all gross receipts from the bar at 5148 N. Clark St. will go to Peirce School of International Studies, 1423 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., according to a press release for the event.

“Having strong neighborhood schools is the foundation of a vibrant and diverse neighborhood, like Andersonville. We are proud to support the teachers, administrators, staff, parents and kids from Peirce. We are thankful for the strong community that exists there and are excited to host ‘Peirce Day,’” owner Michael Roper said. 

Last year, the bar raised more than $30,000 to support arts enrichment programming at Peirce including dance, art and after-school programming, according to the press release.

"Over the course of the last five years the Hopleaf Bar has helped raise over $200,000 for Peirce arts and after school programs. Hopleaf’s gesture is incredible and a testament to how philanthropy can be good business,” said Dave Tilson, president of Friends of Peirce. “Just like last year, we are expecting to pack Hopleaf from open to close and invite anyone over 21 to join us to support our school."

Hopleaf's "Keg 4 Kids" pour of the week also raises money for the neighborhood school.