We couldn’t do it without you! Catholic Charities could not bring the joy of Christmas to thousands of people throughout Cook and Lake counties without unbelievably generous and kind-hearted people like you who graciously volunteer time and donate loads of toys, pieces of warm clothing, and other gifts to our clients every year.
The headlines in Chicago’s news media have been far too tragic in the last few months. We have heard how gang violence, repeated shootings, school closings, high unemployment, “food deserts,” and rising school drop-out rates plague the most beleaguered neighborhoods. With so much bad news, it is easy to think that these neighborhoods are hopeless.
And yet, Catholic Charities has thousands of success stories that come right from these very neighborhoods that are besieged by violence and destruction.