I was at the Chicago marathon last year to cheer and support my
youngest daughter Daniella compete in her first marathon. How exciting it was to be there and watch her run such a challenging race. I truly admire her courage, determination, perseverance and to still finish the race is such a high note. It was an emotional day for me and how proud I was to be able to see her running with a beautiful smile just a few yards from the finish line!
The Chicago marathon unites some fifty thousand runners from all over the
world and It was interesting to see hundreds of runners proudly display their shirts with the name of their favorite charity. Inspired by her accomplishments, I felt the desire to run a marathon again; however, the last time I ran a marathon was
35 years ago and a lot has happened since then...!!
One day when reading about the marathon and pondering if I could run
this far again, the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels website pop up on my
phone screen as one of the charities I could sponsor if I choose to run. Well, it didn’t take me long to realize the beautiful and hard work this organization does for those in need. Help this Mission to continue their work is exactly what I was looking for to convince me to run another marathon! So, I’m excited to say that I’m going to run and will be running for God this time!!
The Mission provides meals, emergency assistance, after school care, senior programs, school supplies and
many more programs to one of the poorest neighborhoods in Chicago and better yet, establishes a Catholic presence in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood on the
west side of Chicago.
The Mission has a big goal this year, which is to provide a new outreach center and I’m going to help them accomplish this goal and I hope with your help, we can get there!
Please, consider making a donation, big or small!!
Team Mission of Our Lady of the Angels will be fundraising through the
2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon and Shamrock Shuffle! Mission of Our Lady of
the Angels exists to provide material and spiritual support to the West
Humboldt Park, Chicago- one of the most challenged neighborhoods in the United
States. The Mission feeds about 1000 families a month, provides additional
material and pastoral support to families, youth, and senior citizens, and,
most importantly, brings the love of Christ to a neighborhood
desperately in need of hope. Funds will be used to complete
the renovation of the Mission's new outreach center to the poor in West
Humboldt Park, Chicago. The new outreach center will provide the very needed space for the
Mission's donation storage/ distribution, a handicapped accessible kitchen/
dining room, meeting space for neighborhood and retreat groups, and a 60+
bedroom retreat center for volunteers and retreat guests. Information about the
Mission at www.missionola.comInformation about the
outreach center renovation project at https://missionola.com/school.html We need your help to complete
this project! Be part of the miracle that is TEAM OLA!
The Mission is a 501(c)(3)
and relies entirely on the donations of private donors.