The Donate-a-Day ministry offers periodic and ongoing opportunities for parishioners to live their call to stewardship, by generously sharing their time, gifts and talent in gratitude for God's many blessings. With reflection on the principles of Catholic Social Justice, this ministry sponsors and coordinates service opportunities for those in need, through a variety of local social service agencies. Events are typically scheduled for weeknights or weekend afternoons for a few hours, and may involve painting, gardening, or preparing meals for Lincoln Park Community Services or Ronald McDonald House.

Donate-a-Day:

For more information, or to sign up for any of these opportunities, please contact staff member Joanna Krynski.

 

Hospitality during Friday Sack Lunches

Join other volunteers from our Parish and aid in offering juice, coffee, and donuts to those who wait in line outside during our regularly scheduled Friday sack lunch program. Share in hospitality and conversation, and serve as a welcoming face of Saint Clement. We also are looking for volunteers to supply the refreshments for hospitality. 

Dates: every Friday morning throughout the year
Time: 8:30am to 9:45am
Location: Parish Office at Saint Clement

Catholic Charities Soup Kitchen

Volunteers are needed to make sandwiches, welcome guests, and serve a hot meal to 130 needy Chicagoans who come to Catholic Charities’ Soup Kitchen. 

Dates: Fridays, August 16; September 20
Time: 3:30pm to 6:00pm
Location: 721 N. LaSalle, between Huron & Superior

Lincoln Park Community Services

Join a team of parishioners to prepare and serve dinner to approximately 40 homeless guests who are part of the LPCS program. Volunteers split bringing the food and beverages. The LPCS is located in the basement of the Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church. Due to meal planning and small space, volunteers must register in advance. 

Dates: Mondays, September 9; October 14
Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: at the NEW location: 1521 N. Sedgwick
 
Dates: Fridays, September 20; October 18
Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 600 W. Fullerton Pkwy

 

Ronald McDonald House 

Join a group of parishioners to the Ronald McDonald House to prepare and serve dinner to guests staying at the House. The RMH is located in Streeterville at 211 E. Grand, and accommodates families whose children are receiving treatment at The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Volunteers prepare and serve dinner as part of the “Meals from the Heart” program. Volunteers split bringing the ingredients needed for the meal, and prepare the dinner together in the RMH’s full service kitchen. To join, contact Joanna Krynski.
 
Date: Sunday, September 22
Time: 4:30 to 8:00pm
Location: 211 E. Grand
 

Big Shoulders Fund Give Back Day

Spend a Saturday morning transforming a school in need! Join the Big Shoulders Fund as they sponsor their next Give Back Day, held at one of the 77 Catholic schools they support in the neediest areas of inner-city Chicago. Spend three hours painting, cleaning, landscaping, organizing and more. All ages can participate (minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian). Breakfast will be provided. We often form a carpool from Saint Clement.  To join, contact Joanna Krynski.

Date: tbd
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: tbd