Catholic Charities 
Centennial Week of Service
 All year long, we have been highlighting the many ways that you serve individuals, families, and communities. We are so grateful for the strong support of volunteers in our last 100 years and look to all the ways volunteers will lead us into the future!

Join us, April 9-13 to close out our Centennial Celebration with a Week of Service. The week will include opportunities to support the communities we serve across Cook and Lake County. Each day we will highlight a different work of mercy shown by Catholic Charities staff and volunteers every day.

We welcome individuals, families, parishes, schools, and corporations to join!

Click on the links below for more information about ways to get involved each day of the week or contact Melissa DiCesare at or 312-655-7322

Donate:  Food to food pantries across Lake and Cook Counties 
Get Involved: Volunteer with Meals on Wheels in Lake CountyNorthern Cook County, or Southern Cook County

Donate:  Socks and undergarments for homeless individuals, or baby clothes, diapers and other necessities for expecting mothers in our shelters
Get Involved: Attend ENCORE or Lake County's Dine Out/Meals In event

Donate:  Ventra card or other items for Blessing Bags
Get Involved: Volunteer with Beyond Suppers for the Needy

Donate Bilingual (Spanish/English) children's books
Get Involved: Become a youth mentor in Back of the Yards or Waukegan

Donate:  Purchase or create cards for seniors or our LOSS (Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide) program
Get Involved: Attend or Volunteer at the LOSS brunch

Donate  to support the programs of Catholic Charities

Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:

Catholic Charities
721 N LaSalle Street, Chicago 

St. Sabina/Catholic Charities Social Service Center
1120 W 79th Street, Chicago

Casa Catalina Basic Human Needs Center
4537 S Ashland Avenue, Chicago

North/Northwest Catholic Charities
1717 Rand Road, Des Plaines

Lake County Catholic Charities
671 S. Lewis, Waukegan

West Region Catholic Charities
1400 S Austin, Cicero

St. Blase Food Pantry
7438 W. 61st St, Summit

St. Irenaeus Food Pantry
78 Cherry St, Park Forest 

For more information about other Centennial week activities or ways for your corporation to participate please  contact Melissa DiCesare at 312-655-7322
For more information on other volunteer opportunities, please visit
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