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Category: Hunger & Housing
Start Date: December 27, 2018
Team Mission of Our Lady of the Angels will be fundraising through the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon!
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.
I am running to support the Franciscans of the Eucharist community in their work as witnesses of the Father's Love. They are the type of people you meet once and you can't figure out what it is that makes them so special, but you absolutely know that you want it too, whatever it is. They radiate peace and joy in their pure acts of existence. Their devotion to Our Lord in the Eucharist and in the Souls of the Poor is inspiring beyond human language.
During the race I will be offering intercessory prayers of sacrifice for all of my benefactors. I will carry their names and intentions with me on the route. Their names will be ordered by amount donated. Thus, donors and their intentions with the largest donations will be prayed for during the final portions of the race and thus receive the greatest sacrifice.
Please leave your name and/or your intention(s) in the comments when you donate. You can also email me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!
Information about the Mission at www.missionola.com
Information about the outreach center renovation project at https://missionola.com/school.html
Information about the Franciscans of the Eucharist at http://www.franciscansoftheeucharistofchicago.com/
The Mission is a 501(c)(3) and relies entirely on the donations of private donors.