Rakes Report Christmas Giving 2018

For the third straight year (thus BK throwing up three fingers versus the traditional two above), the kind folks of the Notre Dame internet and its extended family are looking to raise money for the Center for the Homeless in South Bend. The Center does tremendous work in a variety of ways for the community - read more about them here  if you're not familiar - and after a season of going along for the ride it's nice to take control and do some Good for folks who could use a hand.

Our target donation number is 3,978, the number of yards allowed by the Notre Dame defense over their perfect 12 games. We didn't do this after the 2015 season and things didn't go so good but since we launched the inaugural edition of Christmas Giving in December 2016 the football program is 22-3 and the women's basketball team won one of the most iconic national titles in recent sports history. Is there any karmic causation here or is it simply coincidence? Who can say, but it seems like a bad idea to tempt fate and not run this back.

Please consider sharing this with your friends, family and alumni groups. If you have any questions, please reach out via the provided contact link. For more on the CFH,  executive director Steve Camilleri provided this explainer of what his group does in the community:

*The Center's mission is to help break the cycle of homelessness, and it's been such a gift to see people transform their lives and get back on their feet. Like a university, guests that arrive at CFH focus on their "major", and take classes, programming, and seek the help they need in the area they need it most. As they achieve success in that area, they wrap around other opportunities, much like elective courses, that can be for personal edification, enjoyment or education. All in all, CFH tries to meet the needs of everyone that walks through her doors with dignity and respect. We have found that each guest is a gift and has so much to give, and when you hold a high expectation of them, they rise to the occasion! "

Thank you and Go Irish, Beat Tigers.


Christopher Wilson
South Bend, IN
Center for the Homeless
Registered nonprofit
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