It is often stated, education is the pathway out of poverty. Your commitment to Coming Home continues to impact that path for children in need.
Here is what, and how you’ve done it since April, 2016:
Fun: The classes of 1976, 1977 and 1978 held their 40th reunions and donated all profits plus donations made in honor of their reunions back to our mission. To date over $4,700 has been raised just by getting together with your classmates. Then for more fun, we hosted three all-school events: the launch reunion, a brunch and a Cuatro de Mayo bash, all in $33,000 raised. And that’s not all! The class of 1979 hosted a Party with Purpose, the class of 1985 hosted a shower for Project Hope and Susan Sittinger ’76 hosted a Marillac Night at her Moondance boutique donating 20% of all purchases that night. These events raised over $2,200!
Gifts: In the last two years, we have donated over $11,000 in Christmas gifts wrapped for the holidays by volunteer Marillac girl elves, at our annual Charter Day wrap parties.
Giving: Whether you made a direct donation, had a corporate match or wanted to honor someone, our on-going giving campaign has raised over $129,000 to date.
Impact: Your donations continue to transform lives by funding: Before and after-school care; after-school tutoring programs; Hope Junior which offers children and teens high-quality after-school activities and opportunities that help shape positive choices; Project Hope which empowers pregnant and parenting teens to work toward self-sufficiency and build a positive future; summer camps for children to engage in fun and educational learning.
Our mission is simple: Marillac alumnae reconnect to advance the educational programs of the Daughters of Charity missions of Chicago.
Our core values put all in words:
Empowerment - Education - Responsible Freedom – Spirituality – Service – Community
Our vision sums it up: Empower those in need through education
With these results…yes, we’ve got spirit!
Let’s continue building that path.