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COVID-19 Services/Response:

Our thanks to the remarkable staff, partners, donors, and volunteers who are helping us meet the needs of those least able to navigate these unprecedented circumstances. We are in your debt.

Service Update:

  • For urgent needs, please call 312-655-7700
  • Meals to go are available at Congregate Meal sites and Senior Centers. Catholic Charities has suspended all senior group activities and adult day care amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Our home care services continue, and are following a more sophisticated protocol as there are seniors who have no one to drop off groceries and provide basic hygiene assistance.
  • Food pantries and evening meal programs will continue to provide food depending on supplies and safe distribution protocols. Please check under Our Services/Emergency Services for locations and phone numbers.
  • Counseling, case management, and other services that can be provided remotely are being delivered accordingly. Please call your case worker or program contact if you need assistance.

How You Can Help:
Due to COVID-19 exposure risks, we are unable to take donations of clothing or food from individuals or groups at this time.  

  • Please consider a contribution. The need for financial assistance and program support for those who were only just making ends meet will grow significantly with lost wages and other impact from the pandemic.
  • Masks, hand sanitizer, paper towels, or bleach wipes are needed and can be dropped at any Catholic Charities location. 
  • When shopping on Amazon, please use Amazon Smile and choose Catholic Charities so we might benefit from your purchase. 
  • Volunteers needed to pack food at pantries.  If you are not in a high risk category and are willing to help, please email Andrew McKernin at Protective gear provided. Health protocols enforced. 
  • Thank the human service workers, first responders, and grocery/gas station/coffee vendors in your life and when you see them in action.

For more information on COVID19, visit the CDC website.

 Race Information

AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s Run/Walk
5K Run/Walk

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Location: Soldier Field, Chicago, IL

Course: 5K or 10K path around the Museum Campus and the Lake Shore

Entry Fee: $30 (walkers), $40 (runners), $50 (Race Day Registration)

We hope you, your friends, and family, can join us for a beautiful walk or run on Chicago’s lakefront. 
Pledges and registration costs directly benefit our HIV/AIDS programs in Cook and Lake counties
as well as our partnership with the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. 

For more information on the event or to join the planning committee, please contact
Laura Kuever at 847-782-4265 or


OUR MISSION: To lead the fight against HIV/AIDS and improve the lives of people affected by the epidemic.

We have reached an unparalleled moment in history where the potential to end the AIDS epidemic has never been greater.

Federal health reform increases access to care for half a million Americans who currently lack health insurance. Advances in HIV medicine allow HIV-positive patients who adhere to their treatment to live virtually normal lifespans with minimal side effects. These patients also reduce the risk of transmitting HIV by 96%. Faster, cheaper and more accurate HIV diagnostic tests help more Americans learn their HIV status.

With an assortment of opportunities to make a lasting difference, AFC counts on the active involvement of our corporate and governmental partners who share our urgency to stop the epidemic’s deadly spread.

Together, it is possible to chart a better future for people and communities affected by HIV/AIDS.


AIDS Run & Walk Chicago is AFC’s grassroots fundraising event where people from all walks of life help change the story of HIV in our lifetime. As beneficiaries of the event, AFC and our Catholic Charities are greatly impacted - beyond just the obvious ways.

AIDS Run & Walk Chicago stands up to the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS allowing progress to continue toward ending the epidemic. Run & Walk invigorates the sector by increasing awareness for the cause, growing our passionate community and allowing new leaders to emerge.


There are 2 ways to register for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s Run/Walk.


Click here to register! Please indicate you are registering for Team Catholic Charities.

To register as a team member:
  1. Visit Click REGISTER.
  2. Enter our team name (Catholic Charities) and click “search for a team”
  3. Click “Join”
  4. During Step 1 of the registration process, select whether you’d like to run or walk.
  5. During step 1 of the registration process, select if you would like to have your race packet mailed to your prior to the race.
    PLEASE DO NOT CHOOSE THIS OPTION. The Team Captain, Laura Kuever will be picking up all of the race packets for the team and will distribute the packets the day of the event.
  6. Continue through Steps 2-6 to complete your event registration.
  7. Begin fundraising!


On Race Day. Please note the price will increase to $50 for Race Day registration.

How do I get my race packet?
Catholic Charities will have a tent at the event. The Team Captain will bring all race packets to the tent so you can pick up your materials before the race starts.

Can I sign up the day of the race?

Yes, registration fees are increased the day of the race (from $30 and $40 to $50); but you can still register the day of the event.

Can I still make a donation after the race?

Yes, donations after the race are still accepted. Please go to to make a donation through 10/31/15. You can also send a check donation made out to the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and send it to Laura Kuever, 671 S. Lewis Ave., Waukegan, IL 60085. Please be sure to include Team Catholic Charities on the memo line.

Can I get a map of the race routes?
A race course map will be available in June 2015 at


Please contact Laura Kuever at 847-782-4265 or or use the form below.

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