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Loyola Gives

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What is Loyola Gives?

Loyola Gives is the annual Loyola University Chicago Holiday Giving Program. Loyola Gives joins our campus community with Catholic Charities' Sponsor-A-Family program to spread holiday cheer throughout Chicago. Loyola groups sponsor families in need by raising funds and purchasing items requested by the families.

In the Ignatian tradition, this season of giving is an occasion for us to reflect on the growth and prosperity in our lives and to give to those who have been less fortunate. Pope Francis has brought the attention of the poor to us and implores us to do something. Here at Loyola University Chicago, we have the chance to do something right here in Chicago where the needs are great. Again this year we are reaching out to you and to your department to hear the call of the Pope and Loyola to help a needy family.

The Loyola community has always been very generous in this giving. Over the past few years, 151 Loyola departments, schools, and student groups have supported over 363 families!

Loyola Gives 2013 is now officially underway and we hope you will take an interest in participating in this wonderful project! We're now ready to receive specific requests from offices/departments/groups like yours.


How Loyola Gives Works


Loyola Gives Coordinators

Every department or group participating in Loyola Gives will assign a coordinator to facilitate the program. The coordinator will:

1. Inform your department or group about Loyola Gives.

2. Spread the news and promote the opportunity to give.

3. Attend the Coordinator Information & Training Session. (see schedule below).

4. Keep your group on target with purchasing and gathering gifts. 

5. Ensure that presents are properly bagged and delivered to the designated location at the scheduled day and time.


Loyola Gives Schedule

October 10
Send out letters to all departments, groups, and individuals

October 24
Identify which departments are participating and who is the coordinator

November 7
Meet with the coordinators to be given out bags and labels:

December 4

Drop off at the Terry Student Center Lobby, Water Tower Campus, 12:00 PM to 2 PM.

December 5

Drop off at Damen Student Center Lobby, Lake Shore Campus, 12:00 PM to 2 PM.


Loyola Gives Contact

Cathy O’Sullivan, cosulli@luc.edu or ext. 8-8043

Thank you in advance for your support of this program!



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