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How You Can Support Immigrants and Refugees
Wednesday, February 01, 2017 by Communications

Support Immigrants and Refugees with Catholic Charities news and programs.

Cheers! Catholic Charities hosts 16th Annual d’Vine Affair
Friday, December 02, 2016 by Communications
Chicago’s Premier Wine and Craft & Imported Beer Tasting Event benefiting Catholic Charities Self-Sufficiency Programs

On Sunday, January 29th, 2017 from 2 to 6 p.m., Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago hosts the 16th Annual d’Vine Affair, a premier wine & craft beer tasting event held at the Union League Club of Chicago! Benefiting Catholic Charities self-sufficiency programs, guests can sample wine and beer from around the world. 
Lupe Ramirez, a fifth-grade teacher at Robert Frost Elementary School in Mount Prospect, wanted her class to learn a special lesson this winter.  She came up with a project that would mobilize the children into giving back to other children in need, and had the children run it from start to finish.
Monsignor Michael Boland and more than 25 volunteers will serve a full Christmas feast at the Annual Catholic Charities Christmas lunch on Sunday, Dec. 25.
Patrick J. Ryan Main Event to benefit Catholic Charities LOSS Program

Get a ringside seat! Join Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago on Friday, February 3rd, for its third annual charity boxing match, the Patrick J. Ryan Main Event & Casino Night, to support the Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide (LOSS) Program. The event was established by former Attorney General of Illinois Jim Ryan and his wife Marie and their family, after the loss of their son, Patrick J. Ryan, to suicide. Jim and Marie Ryan will act as co-chairs for the event again. National design star Monica Pedersen returns as the emcee this year. Pedersen lost her twin brother to suicide many years ago so this is a personal cause to her.
In an urgent plea to the public last week, Catholic Charities requested 5,000 more toys to ensure every child in its programs would receive at least one gift this Christmas. Thanks to the generosity of the public and corporate support, Christmas wishes will come true!