Do you remember Marillac’s Charter Day? It was an annual all-classes birthday bash that commemorated the founding of our favorite and iconic high school. It was held just before Thanksgiving break and gave us a day off of our usual class schedule. The morning started with Mass celebrated in the theater for all students and faculty. We then proceeded to the Student Center for a pancake breakfast sponsored by ICC (Interclass Council). Then back to the theater for a fierce talent competition of musical, comedy and dance acts from each class. (Did it seem the seniors always won?)
Charter Day marked the day the doors opened at that special place in time in Northfield, IL that we all shared. The stars were aligned, and our parents were wise to trust our formative teen years to the vision of Sister Constance, DC. She was the female pioneer of education who, along with her fellow sisters, gave us responsible freedom, ensured our awareness of social justice, taught us love and acceptance, and instilled leadership and independence at every opportunity. Although its doors are closed, the idea of Marillac HS is still a reason to celebrate today.
For the past three years, a growing group of Marillac grads have gathered at Hackneys to celebrate Charter Day in the new millennium. Each year the number of classmates who attend grows. It’s an excuse to have a glass of wine and reminisce with old friends. Or it’s your feel-good opportunity to help the Daughters of Charity’s missions in Chicago (Marillac St. Vincent/St. Joseph Services) during the over-commercialized holidays. Whatever your reason, grab a couple of Marillac girls, and join us as we collect and wrap Christmas gifts for the needy. (If you can’t make it, you can still order gifts online!) Last year we raised over $5,000 worth of toys and gifts for these missions.
This year, we will be working together to:
Support the toy drive for the Marillac House Christmas Store. Click here for the wish list. You may bring your unwrapped toy to Charter Day or ship it to the address provided.
"Adopt" one of the 33 children in the St. Joseph Services After School program and provide a gift for their Three Kings celebration. Click here to let us know you would like to adopt a child and we will send you his/her wish list!
Supply and stuff stockings for St. Joe's kids! Click here to volunteer to let us know you can help provide stocking stuffers. Click here to let us know you can help!
What: Third Annual Marillac High School Charter Day Toy Drive
When: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where: Hackneys, 1514 E. Lake Avenue, Glenview
Cost: FREE appetizers will be provided. Cash bar. And, we’d love you to bring a Christmas gift for the kids.
Please RSVP here to let us know you will be there!
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