One Goal

Through engagement, reunions and volunteer efforts, our ultimate goal is to not only reconnect as alumnae, but to create a culture of giving directly back to the Daughters’ Chicagoland missions. Your support will go towards the education of the most at-risk populations in Chicago.

The Coming Home initiative was created to rekindle old friendships, celebrate enduring ones and honor the Daughters of Charity.  Please participate in whatever way your life allows…attend the event, provide financial support or spread the good news about the Coming Home Legacy.

There are three ways for you to get involved:


1. Volunteer at One of the Two Chicagoland Daughters of Charity Missions:

  Marillac St. Vincent Family Services is a 100 year old social service agency committed to serving those most in need in Chicago. They have three main programs at their North and West side centers; Child Development, Youth Services, and Community Outreach Services.  Between their accredited Child Development program and our Youth Services program, they provide education and support for nearly 1,000 children from 3 months to 12 years of age. Community Outreach Services is focused on supporting the City’s vulnerable population through providing emergency aid, food, clothing, access to shower facilities, education and job training.  We also help hundreds of low-income seniors remain independent in their homes by assisting them with transportation, shopping, paying bill and friendly companionship.

 

Marillac St. Vincent Family Services is a 100 year old social service agency committed to serving those most in need in Chicago. They have three main programs at their North and West side centers; Child Development, Youth Services, and Community Outreach Services.  Between their accredited Child Development program and our Youth Services program, they provide education and support for nearly 1,000 children from 3 months to 12 years of age. Community Outreach Services is focused on supporting the City’s vulnerable population through providing emergency aid, food, clothing, access to shower facilities, education and job training.  We also help hundreds of low-income seniors remain independent in their homes by assisting them with transportation, shopping, paying bill and friendly companionship.

  Inspired by the vision of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Joseph Services educates youth and adults, developing values and talents through collaborations to strengthen communities. St. Joseph Services educates youth and adults at community centers located in some of Chicago’s most stressed and under-served neighborhoods. They creatively leverage an extensive volunteer force and neighborhood collaborations to provide out-of-school programs, tutoring, sports, computer and literacy classes, and job readiness training at low or no cost. St. Joseph Services believes that Regardless of their situation, families and individuals can become pillars of strength in their local community, active members of a faith community, and role models for the next generation.

 

Inspired by the vision of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Joseph Services educates youth and adults, developing values and talents through collaborations to strengthen communities. St. Joseph Services educates youth and adults at community centers located in some of Chicago’s most stressed and under-served neighborhoods. They creatively leverage an extensive volunteer force and neighborhood collaborations to provide out-of-school programs, tutoring, sports, computer and literacy classes, and job readiness training at low or no cost. St. Joseph Services believes that Regardless of their situation, families and individuals can become pillars of strength in their local community, active members of a faith community, and role models for the next generation.


2. Make a Financial Commitment:

The goal of the Coming Home Legacy is to raise $1 million, over 5 years, for Education Now and for Education for the next Century of Service

Where Will Your Money Go?

  • Early Childhood Education

  • After School & Summer Programs

  • Adult Education

  • Support for Pregnant & Parenting Teens


3. Contribute to the Wish List for the Daughter's Chicagoland Missions:

Both organizations, Marillac St. Vincent Family Services and St. Joseph Services, are always in need of in-kind donations to help with their day-to-day operations. If you'd like to schedule a drop-off of any of the items listed below, or inquire about something not listed that you would like to donate, click the wishlist button below to send an email. Here are just a few items the centers are looking for right now:

  • Infant care supplies like strollers, pack-n-play sets, and bassinets 
  • Puzzles
  • Board Games
  • Educational games
  • School supplies
  • Arts and Craft supplies
  • Sports equipment for children ages 5-13
  • Books for children - infants through age 13
  • Boys and Girls sweatpants for ages 2-5
  • Boys and Girls underwear for ages 2-5
  • Costumes/dress-up items for ages 3-5
  • Hats and mittens for children
  • CTA Transit Cards
  • Non-perishable food items for food pantry