Each year we reach out to our community on Giving Tuesday to help us make ends meet for the year. This year was a challenge with lingering COVID closures and restrictions blocking our ability to bring people from Estonia for our programming. In February, we even held our annual independence day celebration virtually — leading to the greatest number of people being introduced to Chicago Eesti Maja. Over 3,000 viewed our video with 180 sites in attendance when it went out live!

We are now embarking on a remodeling of our main hall. The Jackob Viks designed structure was built by our members in the 1970’s and it will undergo an update in 2022. We have a $100,000 matching grant from one of our members and we hope to raise enough funds to make our hall a premier facility for education and entertainment. Please help us reach our goals and preserve our facility for future generations.