Celebrating the Harvest: October 26, 2013
Sponsorships and auction donations now being accepted.
It’s easy to help St. Pius V Parish transform lives.
The sixth annual St. Pius V Parish Celebrating the Harvest awards banquet is scheduled for Saturday, October 26, 2013. This event honors community leaders who share and promote the parish’s mission of service and raises funds to continue critical outreach to those in the Pilsen neighborhood and beyond.
The theme this year is Celebrating the Harvest: Transforming Lives.
Among the honorees this year is the Illinois General Assembly, which we recognize for passing the historic drivers’ licenses for immigrants bill. Illinois Senate President John J. Cullerton will accept the honor on behalf of his colleagues at the Statehouse. We are proud that Senator Cullerton will join us in celebrating St. Pius V Parish’s outreach at the annual banquet.
Can you imagine what Pilsen would look like if suddenly St. Pius V Church and School, Casa Juan Diego Youth Center, and the nationally acclaimed domestic violence and prevention program at St. Pius V disappeared? It’s hard to imagine!
Who would be there to support our youth, families, and most vulnerable community members? Who would be there to speak out on the issues that affect the lives of the poor and marginalized in our neighborhood?
This year the parish has gained national recognition for its local impact. Last December St. Pius V received the first ever “Halo Award.” The details of the award are attached below, but this is what you need to know: St. Pius V makes a tremendous impact for good in Pilsen. Every dollar of the St. Pius V budget has a $5.00 impact on the community.
St. Pius V’s $3 million dollar annual budget, including St. Pius V School, produces $15 million dollars’ value for the neighborhood and the city. That’s $15 million worth of priceless safety and education for children, healthier, happier couples and families, stronger community leaders, and safer streets. For every dollar invested, St. Pius V returns $5.00 in value to the people of Chicago. This means a $5,000 Celebrating the Harvest sponsorship becomes $25,000.00 in impact for the good of Pilsen.
Follow this link to our Celebrating the Harvest: Transforming Lives homepage to help you decide how you can support the work of St. Pius V.
If you need assistance or would like to learn more about how you can help St. Pius V transform lives, call the parish at 312-226-6161 and ask for Sister Beth Murphy, OP, or Eric Schwister in the development office.