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Ben Valentine's peer-to-peer campaign:

Ben Valentine: Chicago Marathon for the Sisters is a fundraiser for Team Our Lady of the Angels 2019

Chicago, Illinois


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Category: Hunger & Housing

Start Date: February 18, 2019


This is my fundraiser for Team Our Lady of the Angels 2019 campaign. Please help me reach my goal and help this great cause! I signed up for the Chicago Marathon in order to fundraise for the Sisters because I believe so much in their mission.

Our Lady of the Angels is the mission run by the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist in downtown Chicago. I have personally met and continue to be friends with these Franciscan sisters since I have been at Mundelein seminary. I have met them mostly through our time together giving out food during their first Saturday food giveaway to those in their neighborhood. They are truly living the Gospel by offering their lives to God, praying for the world, serving the poor, giving others the opportunity to serve the poor in Chicago, and doing it all with joy. They are also a very young religious order which gives me hope for the future of the church and religious life as a whole.

Here is a brief description of their work: 

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. 

The 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

Information about the outreach center renovation project at 


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. 

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