Sleep Out Saturday
You did it! Sixty-five teens and adults slept overnight on Saturday, November 4, to raise awareness and funds for Bridge Communities. To the adults who stayed overnight and those who helped by cooking, serving and cleaning up, it couldn’t be done without you! A special thanks to all of you! Our parish SOS group, along with hundreds of other participants, attended the SOS Rally in Glen Ellyn where they had a chance to meet and hear firsthand the stories of two of Bridge’s clients and their children. When we returned to St. Philip’s, we had a dinner of homemade soup prepared by Jane Truchan and bread and hot chocolate, followed by the Luminary Rosary. Several of the adults stayed up all night to guard the campground, while others slept on the hard concrete floor or in cardboard boxes or tents! Our goal this year was to raise $4,000 for the homeless of DuPage County and, with the help of our most generous parishioners, we were able to make a donation of $6,427.32! A special thanks to the Gravina family, who singlehandedly raised over $3,000, including a corporate donation of $1,000 from the Michael J. McSherry Charitable Fund at Mohawk Global Logistics. Please know that your donations, as well as your thoughts and prayers, were greatly appreciated by the teens and the families who participated in this event. St. Philip parishioners are by far the most loving and supportive family and friends in all ways! On behalf of all of the Sleep Out Saturday participants, and those who will benefit from our donation, a heartfelt thank you! If you missed seeing us on November 4, you can still make a donation to this worthy cause by visiting www.bridgecommunities.org/group61. Thank you!