Giving Tuesday Scholar Success

Thanks to the generosity of 40+ donors, we’re more than half-way to our $6,000 goal to shore up the Hand Up Fund for our graduating students as they strive for college admissions.  Friends across Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Florida chipped in to contribute nearly $3,500 to help our deserving scholars. We’ll keep the…

Give Education this Giving Tuesday

Please consider supporting our Hand Up Fund this Giving Tuesday. Our fund helps provide college and trade school scholarships to bright, deserving young adults. Next month, six of our students are taking college entrance exams. Please help us fund their dreams with a donation this Giving Tuesday.

Siblings Score for Scholarship

The Martin sisters and brother – Reilly, Connor, Maggie and Makenna – began a year ago doing odd jobs for their neighbors and family.  They shoveled sidewalks, raked lawns and worked lemonade stands slowly accumulating a significant amount of money to donate to charity. Last week they presented Fr. Matthias with their $200 collection to…

More Lemonade Love

Thank you to Sylvia Cervenka (10) Hana Cervenka (8) and Kate Bordes (8) for taking the initiative and setting up their lemonade stand on Addison to serve Cubs’ fans headed to the ballgame.  There’s nothing like a cold glass of lemonade on a really, hot day served by such lovely young business gals to make…

Triple the Love

The Bischel triplets, Theo, Owen and Luke, sure know how to beat the heat and help our cause.  They set up their lemonade stand on Cornelia Avenue during some of our hottest July days and donated their proceeds to help our students in Uganda. A big thank you to these young entrepreneurs!

Justice League Heroes

Our Lady of Mount Carmel has its own set of super heroes, the Justice League Charity Club. Founded in the fall of 2017 with the help of the school’s principal, Shane Staszcuk, the club has made it a mission to help those less fortunate in wonderful and impactful ways. Consisting of ten students in third,…

Party with a Purpose

Are you celebrating a milestone or gathering a group of your favorite people? Why not turn your party into a FUNdraising event that can help pave an educational path for a bright student? In the past, OHU and our students have benefitted from inspired birthday parties, bake sales and shopping shindigs. Now, we’re making it…

Spare change changes lives

Congratulations to the 6th grade St. Andrew Class, who took first place in the Penny Challenge benefitting One Heart Uganda that raised a record-breaking $3100!  This annual tradition pits one grade against another in collecting dollars and coins during a weeklong contest.  Dollar bills and pennies trump all silver coins resulting in a daily battle where…

Bake no little plans

The total money raised – $1000.00 – from yesterday’s 7th Grade Bake Sale is amazing and impactful on the surface. Take another moment to consider the inspiration – three young women – we’ll call them baking architects – Fiona, Hayden and Taylor had an idea.  They wanted to host a bake sale with their classmates that…

Goodies for Good

The Saint Andrew 7th Graders held a bake sale for OHU that would have put the Cake Boss to shame. Colorful cupcakes, macaron pops, muffins, cheesecakes, candy bags and more.  The beautiful baked goods were sold to support scholarship funds for One Heart Uganda students.  The sale was held in the gym where Biddy Basketball games were…