On Sunday, October 18th, core members, assistants, friends, and family gathered at Mazzuchelli Hall at Dominican University to celebrate 15 Years of L'Arche Chicago's impact on the community as we were honored to receive the Dominican University Golden Rose Award for Charitable Service!
This year's annual banquet raised $20,000 to support the costs of welcoming two new core members in a third L'Arche home to be opened soon.
We also celebrated some of the many accomplishments of our core members over the past year:
- Christianne won a teaching award from Arts of Life
- Chis has found a new job
- Tim went on a trip to England
- Elbert was on the radio (a lifelong dream!)
- Elisha has cooked up some delicious meals with Jessica
- Jean has rocked in a band
- Noah went on a relaxing vacation to Iowa
- Mikey was on the radio TWICE!
And we looked forward to some of our future plans:
- Partnering with colleges to bring the L’Arche model of peace, reconciliation, and community to young leaders
- Connecting with faith communities to show how their faith can be put into action through relationships
- Engaging young families so that children grow up in relationship and understanding with people who are different than they are
All of these developments and accomplishments are due to YOUR generosity and support!
If you'd like to help us welcome new core members with an online pledge, here are some of the ways you can make an impact on the L'Arche Chicago community!
$75 a month
- Covers a month of utilities for one of the houses
- Transportation for a core member for a year
- Meals out for a core member for a year
- Groceries for 3 months for a core member
- Room and board for a live in assistant for 4 months
$100 a month
- Groceries and house supplies for a community member for an entire year
- L'Arche Retreats for 2 Core members
- Nursing services for a core member for a year
- Room and board for a full time assistant for 5 months
$25 a month
- Groceries for a month for a core member
- Transportation costs for 3 months for a core member
- Room and board for a Full Time Assistant for a month
$50 a month
- Conference and retreat costs for a core member
- 2 months’ mortgage payments for a core member
- Room and Board for a live in assistant for 2 months
$10 a month
- Advocacy conferences for a core member
- Utilities for a core member for a month
- Nursing services for a month for a core member
- Transportation for a core member for a month
Thank You to our 2015 Banquet Sponsors!