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The Special Appeal was initiated in 1975 when a group of parishioners asked if there was something they could do during the holiday season to combat Christmas materialism. It was proposed that we put aside 10% of what we would normally spend on presents and 'adopt' the recipient of the Appeal as our extra family member to whom we give a present.

Proposals from non-profit organizations seeking seed money for new programs are solicited throughout the summer. The Special Appeal committee then meets to review submitted proposals and discern a recipient of the Appeal. During the Christmas season parishioners make donations to this non-profit organization. Some previous recipients of Special Appeal funding are:  Holy Family Parish in Pass Christian, Mississippi, St. Luke's Catholic Mission in Bruce, Mississippi, Global Friends in Action in Sambia, Project Harambee in Kenya, and Hesed House.

To obtain an application for the Special Appeal or if you would like to join the Special Appeal Selection Committee, please contact Margaret Huck, 630-615-7616


2013 Special Appeal: Upendo Village 

Primary Contact: Margaret Huck
Phone: 630 615 7616
Volunteers Needed
Email

mhuck@st-raphael.com