Reach for the Stars

Holy Family Ministries Annual Benefit

Celebrating 30 years of Excellence in Education

Saturday, April 25th
Skokie Country Club
500 Washington Avenue, Glencoe
For more information, please contact
Cynthia Schmidt at (773) 273-6013 ext. 5

Join Holy Family Ministries as they celebrate 30 Years of providing opportunities for children and adults from Chicago's underserved neighborhoods to excel academically, grow spiritually, expand life experiences and become effective leaders.

Our facility has capacity for 340 children in pre-K to 8; current enrollment is 265.  In 2009, when nearby Bethel Lutheran School closed, Holy Family welcomed its students.  In the fall of 2010, Holy Family welcomed students from St. Gregory Episcopal School, a K-8 boys school located a mile south of the Holy Family Ministries Center.  The St. Gregory community of families and supporters joined Holy Family as full partners in mission.
We are so very excited about our growing family!

Lawrence Hall Youth Services

150th Anniversary Celebration

September 26, 2015 6:00 PM
Harold Washington Library Center
400 South State Street, Chicago
or more information, please contact
Caroline Greco, 773-769-3500 ext. 2251

Since 1865, Lawrence Hall Youth Services has been delivering quality care to children and their families throughout the metropolitan Chicago area, many of whom have experienced significant traumas in their lives. The agency has not only sustained itself for the duration, but it has also redefined how youth are educated and treated.

Lawrence Hall continues to excel and has earned its place as a statewide leader in highly-effective, evidence-based, and innovative therapeutic treatment. The agency's unique continuum of care--which promotes overall well-being--combined with an expert staff, has positioned Lawrence Hall to meet the changing and complex needs of children and families for the next 150 years.

Lucille Spring Clean Fling!

In anticipation of Spring Cleaning Fever, we have scheduled another Lucille Resale Shop donation truck to arrive at Holy Comforter on Saturday, May 16th between the hours of 9:00 and 11:00. All proceeds benefit Holy Family School, of which CHC, and especially our St. Helen's Guild, are big fans and great supporters of. Stop by, have a doughnut and coffee with friends, and clean those closets!

Yes, please... Clothing: men's, women's and children's Housewares and home decor Furniture Books, toys and games Accessories: jewelry, handbags, scarves

Thanks, but no... Car seats Mattress, box springs Strollers, cribs or high chairs Items damaged or missing pieces Sleeper sofas Pianos

New Trier Food Pantry Food Drive

April is CHC Month!

Holy Comforter, as a member of the Winnetka Interfaith Council, is participating in the commitment to contribute regularly to the New Trier Food Pantry. Each member faith community is responsible for one month to provide items for the pantry. CHC's month is April. Items can be brought to the office when you come on Sunday or any other time during the week at your convenience.

New Trier Township Food Pantry provides food and basic necessities to people in need in this community. This Food Pantry serves as a bridge between those who have the ability to give and those who are in need. Through volunteer efforts the shelves are stocked with a variety of canned and packaged food, frozen foods, useful paper goods, and toiletry items for all ages. The Pantry is supported solely by donations from the public either through individual donations or organized food and fund drives. No donation is too small - all are appreciated. Thank you for your generosity!

Current priority items:

  • aluminum foil, plastic wrap, and baggies
  • baby wipes
  • canned fruit
  • cookies, crackers, granola bars, nuts, raisinsand other healthy snacks
  • cooking oil, salad dressing, condiments
  • shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes
    tissue, paper towels, toilet paper, napkins
  • white and brown rice

Other recommended items:

  • baking good: muffins, cake mixes, brownies
  • cereal
  • coffee and tea (smaller sizes)
  • juices and juice boxes (smaller sizes)
  • laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, dish and soap
  • pancake mix and syrup
  • peanut butter, jelly, jam
  • personal care products (deodorant, feminine hygiene products, shaving cream)
  • salt and pepper, spices and herbs, powdered milk