Help me run Chicago!

Welcome! I'm asking for your help to run Chicago.

In 2019, I ran my first marathon, and for three years I've been adjacent to the Mission OLA team as one of their prayer partners. They're a great cause, and I bet you'll love them too. They'll put your donation to great use for the people of inner city Chicago.

Please consider donating $26 in honor of the twenty-six-point-two miles we're going to run!

As a thank you, I'm going to raffle off a pair of handknit socks to one of my donors. Custom fitted to your size, warm, and with a little cup for your heel: handknit socks are the best, and I'll knit a pair for one person chosen at random. I'm not sure how else to say thank you.

And now a word from our sponsors....


Mission of Our Lady of the Angels exists to provide material and spiritual support to W. Humboldt Park, Chicago- one of the most challenged neighborhoods in the US. The Mission feeds about 3000 families a month, provides additional material and pastoral support to families, youth, and senior citizens, and, most importantly, brings the love of Christ to a neighborhood desperately in need of hope. More info about the Mission at

Funds raised from Team OLA 2022 will be used to:

(1) Help the Mission expand its food pantry + other material distributions

-Mission of Our Lady of the Angels currently serves about 3000 families a month- and growing!

-Help the Mission continue to expand and improve this outreach. 

(2) Help the Mission successfully start using its new outreach center!

- Mission OLA will be rolling out all of the *new* things in its new outreach center in 2022. The new 57 bedroom retreat center and social service outreach spaces will start to be put to use.

-There will be costs for last minute fixes of the building as well as for getting the programming rolling! Help support this roll out! 

Donate today to be part of the miracle that is TEAM OLA!

The Mission is a 501(c)(3) and relies entirely on the donations of private donors.

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  • Anonymous June 2022 $10.00
  • Anonymous Congratulations on winning the Motivational Monday raffle. May 2022
  • Lee Doerflinger Good luck! May 2022 $25.00
  • Heather Baier May 2022 $26.78
  • Maria Franzetti Good luck, Jane. Way to go. I love you, Mom May 2022 $260.00
  • Maria Franzetti Good luck, Jane. Way to go. I love you, Mom May 2022 $260.00
  • Janet Cook April 2022 $260.00
  • Joe and Christine Mercurio April 2022 $250.00
  • Giving Tuesday April 2022 $177.00
  • Samantha Seume April 2022 $31.20