My Personal Fundraising Page
Covid changed a lot of our lives, and many of us were not able to do the things we love. For me, it was running. It was a difficult time not being able to physically run as well as not see the people in my running community that pushed me to be a better and humble athlete.
Chicago Marathon will be my first race back after a two year hiatus. This race is so important for me on a very personal level. I wasn't sure if I would even do Chicago or any marathon ever again. It is also imporatnt because I'll be taking part of a great organization that work with the most needy in Chicago. They did not let Covid stop them from helping so many families in need, and I'm glad to be a part of great mission and team.
I'm running the 2022 Bank of America Chicago to support Mission of Our Lady of the Angels!
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 www.missionola.com.
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.