May:  Women and Children

  • Parish/School/ Corporation Based Opportunities

    • Drive for baby clothes, bottles, layette’s for Parenting programs

    • Host a Diaper Drive

    • Book & Educational Toy Drive for Child Development Centers

  • Catholic Charities Site Based Opportunities

    • Child Development Centers

    • Madonna House/House of Good Shepherd

    • St. Mary of Celle Family Strengthening Center

    • Jadonal Ford Center Party

    • Diaper Depot


​​June:  Seniors

  • Parish/School/ Corporation Based Opportunities

    • Collect board games, crossword puzzles, and craft items

    • Collect hygiene items for seniors

    • Write friendly notes for seniors

  • Catholic Charities Site Based Opportunities

    • Serve a meal for Seniors at the following locations

      • Bishop Goedert

      • Bishop Conway

      • Senior Congregate Meals

      • St. Francis of Assisi

      • Matthew Manor

    • Visit a Senior Center/Senior Housing

    • Meals on Wheels

    • Host a Senior Party

    • Visit Holy Family Villa


July:  Care for the Community

  • Parish/School/ Corporation Based Opportunities

    • Seed Drive

  • Catholic Charities Site Based Opportunities

    • Gardening

    • Painting

    • Clean Up


August:  Health

  • Parish/School/ Corporation Based Opportunities

    • Diaper Drive

    • Toothbrush/Toothpaste Drive for Health Fairs

  • Catholic Charities Site Based Opportunities

    • Volunteer at a Health Fair

    • Holy Family Villa

    • Diaper Depot

    • St. Mary of Celle Family Strengthening Center


September:  Hunger

  • Parish/School/ Corporation Based Opportunities

    • Participate in Soup-er Stadium Drive Food Drive

    • Blessing Bags for the Homeless

    • Color Placemats for evening suppers

    • Make sack lunches and drop them off at Catholic Charities sites

  • Catholic Charities Site Based Opportunities

    • Serve at a Supper

    • Help in a Food Pantry

    • Serve a Meal


October:  Domestic Violence

  • Parish/School/ Corporation Based Opportunities

    • Put together Comfort Bags (games, toys, dolls, blankets) for children coming to our shelters

    • Women’s clothing drive for Mary’s Closet

  • Catholic Charities Site Based Opportunities

    • House of Good Shepherd

    • Read to Me Program

    • Sort clothing at Mary’s Closet (721 & St. Sabina)


November:  Veterans

  • Parish/School/ Corporation Based Opportunities

    • Blessing Bag drive for veterans served by Catholic Charities

    • Collect socks, gloves, and hats

  • Catholic Charities Site Based Opportunities

    • Serve a meal at Bishop Goedert

    • St. Leo Campus (Facility Assistance & Visiting)

    • Sort clothing at Mary’s Closet


December:  Celebration of Giving

  • Parish/School/ Corporation Based Opportunities

    • Toy Drive

    • Sponsor a Family

    • Sponsor a Site

  • Catholic Charities Site Based Opportunities

    • Waukegan

    • Merchandise Mart


January:  Migration

  • Parish/School/ Corporation Based Opportunities

    • Donate clothing and household items to help create a new home for refugees

    • Donate supplies and purchase items from LOOM

    • Bilingual book drive for a Child Development Center

    • Food Drive for Casa Catalina

  • Catholic Charities Site Based Opportunities

    • Child Development Centers

    • St. Mary of Celle Family Strengthening Center

    • Casa Catalina

    • LOOM


February:  Homelessness

  • Parish/School/ Corporation Based Opportunities

    • Blessing Bags

    • Food Drive

    • Winter Coat Drive

    • Ventra Card Drive

  • Catholic Charities Site Based Opportunities

    • Serve a meal at one of our Suppers

    • Clothing Room Helper

    • Food Pantry Support


March:  Youth and Children

  • Parish/School/ Corporation Based Opportunities

    • School Supply Drive

    • Drive for baby clothes, bottles, layette’s for Parenting Programs

    • Host a Diaper Drive

    • Book & Educational Toy Drive for Child Development Centers

  • Catholic Charities Site Based Opportunities

    • Lake County Youth Mentorship Program

    • Peace Corner

    • Teach a skill at a Child Development Center


April:  Centennial Service Week

  • Tuesday April 10th through Sunday April 15th