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$4,100 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 31 people in 4 months
Created August 3, 2018
L'Arche Chicago is a community strengthened by faith, where people with and without intellectual disabilities share life together in homes as a family. We strive to merge quality care and mutual friendship, building a community where everyone has a genuine place of belonging. Our Chicago community was created in 2000 and has since been a vibrant addition to the Oak Park/River Forest neighborhoods. 

We are made up of three homes – Angel, Peace and Friendship – where core members (residents with intellectual disabilities) and assistants (direct support professionals) live. Everything in the homes is shared by many, making wear and tear over time inevitable. We are hoping to replace a number of large furniture pieces in Angel House and Peace House now that they have reached a point of being too well-loved. 

The total fund of $20,000 will go towards the purchase of the following pieces: 

Peace House

- 2 sofas
- 1 loveseat 
- Dining table and chairs (seats 8) 
- Breakfast table and chairs (seats 4)

Angel House

- 1 sofa 
- 1 loveseat 
- Dining table and chairs (seats 8) 

These pieces are not just tables and chairs. They are places to meet, to draw and paint, to read, to have conversations, to play music, to sing, to pray, to share meals, to laugh and to cry. They are where relationships are forged and memories are made. 

Will you join us and help fill in the blanks?

We thank you for supporting L'Arche Chicago, and you are always welcome to take a seat at our table.

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Hi all! I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has donated so far! We at L'Arche Chicago are incredibly grateful for your generosity. I am reaching out to let you all know about *employee matching donations.* Many employers match individual donations made by their employees, and millions of matching funds go unclaimed every year! To receive a matching donation, a simple form is usually required along with some information from the nonprofit. If you think your employer offers matching donations, PLEASE send me your contact information and contact information for your human resources department. A little work can go a long way, and all I would need from you is a number or email :) Here's to giving your donation a chance to make DOUBLE the impact!
Susan, at hello@larchechicago.org
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This Monday, we’re taking the time to publicly thank our donors from the first week. Ryan, Diana, Sidney, Amber, Elizabeth, Laura, Kenneth, Crystal, Helen, Wayne, Jeff, James, Linda, Beata, Donald, Damon, Theresa, Allison and a number of anonymous donors have generously filled in two blanks – a sofa ($2000) and a loveseat ($1500). Everyone of them has contributed to keeping up the high standards of living and care that L’Arche Chicago provides its core members and assistants.

However, a second sofa, two dining room tables, chairs, a second loveseat and a breakfast table remain empty. Will you be the one to fill in these blanks?

We couldn’t be more grateful for your support and kindness. Please continue sharing this link with your friends!
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$4,100 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 31 people in 4 months
Created August 3, 2018
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Kathleen Brown
3 months ago
$15
Susan Zhu
3 months ago
$20
Rebecca Scott
3 months ago
$10
Michael Sawyer
3 months ago
$100
Sandi and Dan Altena
3 months ago
CB
$25
Carole Brock
3 months ago
JS
$25
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3 months ago
MH
$30
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