Volunteer Newsletter October 2017
A Century of Volunteers
Serving Basic Human Needs
Dear Volunteer:

Since 1917, Catholic Charities has supported all who turn to us for help through services touching almost every human need. This month we celebrate the amazing role volunteers play in providing basic human needs to those in crisis.

Catholic Charities offers a variety of services to address the  needs of those in crisis with basic human needs. Volunteers respond by serving food, providing clothing, and a warm welcome for those in some of lives most difficult moments.

Catholic Charities is preparing to welcome evacuees from Puerto Rico. Volunteers may be needed to be a welcome face at the airport, provide translation services, and help staff a resource center. If this is something that may be of interest to you, please contact us at volunteer@catholiccharities.net.  

In the meantime, please read below for other exciting volunteer opportunities to assist families in crisis or visit   www.volunteerbridge.com  to learn more about how you can make a difference!
Fundraising Events

Ayudando Nuestras Familias
October 26, 2017
Casino Club
6:00pm
Benefiting Casa Catalina Basic Human Needs Center

Charities Royale Casino Night
November 4, 2017
7:30pm
Benefiting the Emergency Assistance Department


  Please contact Andrea Young at (312)655-7912 or ayoung@catholiccharities.net
Cook County

Casa Catalina Food Packing: Help unload and distribute food Wednesday October 24th at a Basic Needs Center. Volunteers needed for shifts all day!

Clothing Room- City Southwest: Organize children's clothing to distribute to families in need. Help make our space welcoming and useful for all families.  Flexible volunteer shifts!

Youth Mentorship:  Make a difference in your community! Mentors are needed to work with boys in eighth through tenth grade from the Back of the Yards/New City community. Mentors must be at least 21 years of age, have reliable access to transportation, and pass a background check. 


For more information, please contact Marie Jochum at (312) 655-7323 or  mjochum@catholiccharities.net
Lake County

Youth Mentorship:  Make a difference in your community! Mentors are needed to work with girls and boys in Lake County ages 9-12. Mentors must be at least 21 years of age, have reliable access to transportation, and pass a background check.

Meals on Wheels:  Visit Seniors in their  homes and provide a nutritious  meal and a friendly face. Volunteers are often the only face our seniors see all day. Flexible hours available!

For more information, please contact Sue Fowler at (312) 655-7312 or sfowler@catholiccharities.net

Other ways to help women in crisis

Host a Food Drive for one of our food pantries

Put together blessing bags for our Supper guests

Organize a warm sock drive for the homeless

For more information contact Marie Jochum at (312) 655-7323 or mjochum@catholiccharities.net
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