Because of our generous donors, the Claretian Initiative’s inaugural Cultivating Hope campaign raised over $1,500 for Holy Cross’ woodshop in Chicago’s Back of the Yards community! These funds will be used to purchase a dust extractor, scroll saws, and other necessary materials such as wood, stain, and paint to help keep the program open for the neighborhood’s young people.
Thank you to all the donors who helped young people continue to create art and spend valuable time with mentors in a safe place, which is especially key as the city continues to struggle with record levels of violence.
The tCI program team also thanks Lee Lumber & Building Material Home Improvement Store on W. Pershing Road in Chicago for generously donating wood to the woodshop. We're very grateful to Lee Lumber for their support; our young woodworkers are excited to get to work!
Giving to tCI’s Cultivating Hope campaigns is a great way to make a significant, focused impact in the lives of children and teens who need it most. These micro-campaigns are designed to help our individual programs meet their specific needs beyond the day-to-day basics. Sign up for our emails to find out more about the next Cultivating Hope campaign and how you can make a real difference in the lives of young people growing up with the real challenges of poverty and violence.