August 6, 2020
Alissa Schiada: A Passion for Direct Impact

Get to know MSV's new Development Services Manager, Alissa Schiada, in this month's Staff Spotlight!

July 30, 2020
Teen Summer Program Goes Virtual

One Summer Chicago "Chicagoability" connects youth to a successful future through hands on training and summer jobs. The program provides short-term employment opportunities for young people and MSV was awarded 30 slots for teens for the second year in a row.

July 29, 2020
Celebrating Local Businesses on National Chicken Wings Day

To celebrate #NationalChickenWingDay we decided to make your day a little better by creating a list of independent Chicago restaurants serving up wings. Bon(e in or out) apetite!

July 28, 2020
Senior Case Management Program Resumes Home Visits

After several months of virtual visits, MSV's Senior Case Management Program is resuming in person home visits.

July 23, 2020
Nearly New is Newly Open

Nearly New Thrift Shop has opened its doors once again since closing in March 2020 due to COVID-19. Stop by the store and check out our new merchandise today!

July 17, 2020
Must-Reads by Authors of Color

Looking for a list of children's books and young adult novels by some amazing Black and POC authors? Well look no further! Whether you are looking to help the young people in your life connect to their identity or merely share the experiences of Black or POC characters, these are great reads to add to your summer reading list.

July 14, 2020
Volunteer Highlight: Olivia Grist

Get to know MSV superhero, Olivia Grist, in this month's Volunteer Highlight!

July 8, 2020
Summer Activities for Youth from a Distance

Summer is upon us and while we must be careful to social distance and wear masks, it is also important that we indulge in fun activities too. That is why MSV has created a list of fun, social-distance-friendly summer activities for youth. There is still plenty to do, even during quarantine, and we hope that you find some enjoyable activities on this list to help keep you busy!

June 29, 2020
Centers Reopen After Months of Shutdown

Since the rise of COVID-19, MSV has gone to great lengths to maintain the safety of all staff and clients. Following 15 weeks of being mostly shutdown, our centers have reopened with limited capacity for most of our programs and services.

June 29, 2020
COVID-19 Relief Fund Exceeds Goal

The COVID-19 global pandemic has brought countless challenges, but with the help of supporters and volunteers Marillac St. Vincent Family Services has been able to face them, head-on.

June 29, 2020
Racial Justice and a Way Forward at MSV

The Marillac St. Vincent community, like much of the country, is still reeling after the murder of George Floyd. Staff, clients, and supporters are coming together to now to ask, how do we as an organization move forward?

June 26, 2020
Staff Spotlight: Martina Carter

Get to know MSV's newest Pre-K Supervisor, Martina Carter!

May 30, 2020
MSV's Commitment to Dignity in the Food Distribution Process

With help from our generous friends and supporters, a strong showing from new volunteers, and forward-thinking staff, MSV has not only been able to keep both of our food pantries open, we have also been able to uphold the dignity of our clients through the food distribution process.

May 26, 2020
Moving Forward Together

As our Reopening Task Force dives deep into the hard work of developing a safe, effective, flexible, and trauma-informed strategy for resuming services we are reminded how we are blessed with the wisdom of our founders, the support of our donors and the creative compassion of our entire MSV family.

May 10, 2020
Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Eddie

We had the opportunity to sit down with Eddie, one of our amazing food pantry volunteers, to find out a little bit more about him and his experiences volunteering with MSV.

April 30, 2020
Giving Tuesday Now

Summer at Marillac St. Vincent is always a time to look forward to. Our centers come alive in a flurry of activity as we take advantage of the warmer weather. This year things look different.

April 30, 2020
MSV's COVID Relief Fund in Action

When the Stay at Home orders were announced in Illinois, we knew that this would present many challenges for the hundreds of children and families we serve each day.

April 29, 2020
Keeping Homebound Seniors Active

Seniors are a vital part of our community and making sure that older folks feel empowered and that they are a part of something bigger, especially while home-bound, is essential.

April 22, 2020
Inspiring Reads for Book Lovers

MSV staff were asked to recommend a book that inspired them to carry out the mission of MSV or informed their work in some way. Here is their list of recommendations!

April 16, 2020
Highlighting a Hero: Paul Matsushima

“To Paul, our food pantry isn't merely about providing sustenance; it's about preserving the dignity and safety of our community members."

April 6, 2020
CARES Act Impact on Personal Finances

The COVID-19 inspired CARES act includes several provisions that impact the tax deductibility of donating to non-profits.

March 24, 2020
URGENT // Food Pantry Volunteers Needed

We have an urgent need for volunteers aged 16-65 to pack food as part of our COVID-19 response. Food assistance in our communities is an essential service during the Illinois Stay at Home order. Sign up now to volunteer in our pantries.

March 24, 2020
Senior Food Delivery

Seniors in Marillac St. Vincent’s network rely on the home delivery initiative for food through the agency’s Senior Services program as part of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic response plan.

March 23, 2020
Current COVID-19 Response Plan

Marillac St. Vincent Family Services is closely monitoring the local impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and want to acknowledge that the disruption and uncertainty surrounding this situation is rather unsettling for all of us.

March 20, 2020
New Health & Nutrition Program

The Eating for Life pilot was officially launched in early 2020 and aims to build individual skills and knowledge around cooking, nutrition, budgeting, meal planning, and healthy choices to improve quality of life.

February 27, 2020
Tax Strategies for Charitable Contributions

Many supporters of Marillac St. Vincent Family Services know they can deduct donations to charity from their income taxes but increasing your knowledge of tax planning strategies can maximize your giving impact and potential tax savings. Check out these easy tips.

February 20, 2020
Questions to Ask Your Doctor When You’re Pregnant

Pregnancy is a time of constant change and the endless stream of new information can feel overwhelming. Bring this list of questions with you to your next doctor's appointment to feel informed and ready for your pregnancy.

 
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