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Start Date: February 24, 2020
If you know the OLA Franciscans in Chicago, you know what a baller order they are and all the incredible work they do in the poorest parts of the city. If you don't, take my word for it - they are awesome and they need your help! The former school building is now in need of major construction for their outreach purposes - feeding and serving the poor in Humboldt Park. With a permit acquired, building can now really pick up!
Here's what the building is going to be used for:
-Hosting volunteers and retreatants
-Adoration chapel (YES!!!)
-Feeding the poor and service groups/volunteers
-Breakout space/conference space
Help us to reach the goal by contributing now. Many of you have been so generous in the past and myself and the Franciscans am grateful for your support of the work of the Mission. May God bless you for your generosity!
Suggestions to donate:
1. Instead of buying a week's worth of coffee or beer, donate that amount instead.
2. Sponsor X amount per step/per mile, or a time goal
3. It's during Lent...think of Almsgiving!
4. I'll wear your name on my shirt or a (appropriate) message of your choosing
Your hard-earned money goes directly to the Mission. Every bit helps. Donate what you can.
Team Mission of Our Lady of the Angels will be fundraising through the 2020 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 raised from Team OLA 2020 will be used to complete the renovation & begin the programing out 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 45+ bedroom retreat center for volunteers and retreat guests. We are very excited to be opening this facility in 2020!
Information about the Mission at www.missionola.com
Information 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.