• Pasta Sauce
• Canned Tomatoes
• Mac & Cheese
• Dry pinto beans (1-3 lb. bags)
• Diapers (sizes 5 & 6)
• $10 Walmart cards (distributed at our April food pantry nights for Easter)
We are partnering with the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the Retirement Research Foundation to learn more about the needs of senior clients. To be eligible you must be 65+, have 15-20 min to complete a survey (English or Spanish) with a volunteer, and open to sharing your experience with food, how you obtain and prepare it, and your interest in additional services like prepared meals. Limited surveys available. Small thank you gift included. This input will help area pantries like St. Cletus, and the Greater Chicago Food Depository craft programs to best meet the needs of seniors in Cook County. We’re grateful to have been chosen by GCFD to participate and look forward to continued work with our senior clients and these organizations!
Domestic Violence Outreach
Monthly Domestic Violence Support Group
If you or someone close to you is experiencing domestic violence this group may be very helpful.
The objective of the group is to provide all a chance to talk about domestic violence and share questions, concerns and experiences with others who are facing – or who have faced – similar situations in confidence.
Please contact Kendall Grant (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 708.215.5418 for more information.
Area Respect Life Ministry
Illinois Bishops Warn Against Pending Abortion Legislation in General Assembly
As Illinois faces so many pressing issues involving human life and dignity, our elected officials have decided the pressing issue of the day is to enhance the chances that the lives of the most vulnerable and voiceless will be taken. We are encouraged to become aware of House Bills 2495 and 2467, and Senate Bills 1942 and 1594. Opposition to these bills does not require one to assume a pro-life political position. We encourage you to contact your representatives and ask for your prayers and support as you certainly have ours.
IL Catholic Conference-Life Advocacy Day 2019
April 3, 2019, is our Life Advocacy Day. We will be taking coach buses to Springfield, IL at 6:00 a.m. and returning by 6:00 p.m. The Cost is $10, which will provide a lunch and training/education by Illinois Catholic Conference. We will also have a chance to pray the rosary as a group in front of the Capitol Building. The pick-up and drop-off site is St. John of the Cross in Western Springs. Please register and sign up now at http://bit.ly/2ThLrvw
Interfaith Career Network
Career Search and Development Boot Camp
Please join us on Tuesday, March 12 from 7-9 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of La Grange, 15 South Ashland Avenue. Being able to articulate and tell your story is one of the most critical elements of a job search. This week co-facilitator, Jim Peterson, will help you craft that all important “Elevator Speech”. Time will be allowed to practice your personal elevator speech with fellow attendees. There is no cost to attend the Boot Camp. However, everyone is encouraged to attend every session to make the most out of the training. Please enter the church on Catherine Avenue. For further information, contact Susan Sedler at email@example.com.
Interfaith Community Partners
Volunteer drivers needed to transport older adults
Can you spare an hour or more a week to drive an older adult? Interfaith Community Partners is a non-profit organization that works together with volunteers to provide rides to older adults in the Lyons, Proviso, and Riverside Townships. Volunteer drivers provide accompanied transportation to medical appointments, therapies, and life-enhancing errands such as the grocery store, bank, hairdresser, and church. Contact us at 708-354-9328 for a volunteer application, visit us on the web at InterfaithCommunityPartners.org, and like us on Facebook.
We will train you and work around your busy life!