Loyola University Chicago

Campus Ministry

Division of Student Development

Loyola Gives

Loyola Gives 2017 | Sponsored by Campus Ministry

‌Loyola Gives is the annual Loyola University Chicago Holiday Giving Program. Operated in conjunction with Catholic Charities’ Sponsor-A-Family program, Loyola Gives sponsors families in need by raising funds and purchasing sorely needed items.

This winter will present bitter cold, biting wind, and endless snow and we can help others get through the brutal winter. Think of the children walking to school or waiting on the corner for the bus in the chilly temperatures. Here at Loyola University Chicago, we have the chance to do something where the need is great.

Loyola Gives 2017 is now officially underway, and here are the steps to participate:

1. Designate a coordinator for your office, school, department, or group - groups are welcome to partner with one another.
2. Determine how many people will participate.
3. Decide on the family size you can support. Consider spending at least $100 on each person. A five-member family = $500; 2 members = $200
4. Email Cathy O'Sullivan (cosulli@luc.edu) by Tuesday, October 24, with:

  • Your coordinator's name and e-mail address
  • The group(s) you represent
  • The family size you will commit to support

5. Coordinators attend an information session on Thursday, November 9.

  • Health Sciences Campus: Cuneo Center, Room 150 (12-12:30 p.m.)
  • Lake Shore Campus: Granada Center, 2nd Floor, West Conference Room (12-12:30 p.m.)
  • Water Tower Campus: Corboy Law Center, Room 727 (12-12:30 p.m.)

6. Shop! Shop! Shop!
7. Drop off your gifts in early December:

  • Water Tower Campus: December 5, 12-2 p.m., Baumhart Hall, Terry Student Center Lobby
  • Health Sciences Campus: December 6, 12-2 p.m., Cuneo Center, Room 270
  • Lake Shore Campus: December 7, 12-2 p.m., Damen Student Center Atrium

Loyola Gives Contact

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

Thank you in advance for your support of this program!


We receive letters of appreciation from some of the families, one particular family wrote:

It’s so hard to find a few words to tell you how deeply you touched me and my family. I felt like the Character “George” in the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life.” We are very thankful to God for people like yourself who were willing to share with us the true meaning of Christmas spirit. When my wife asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I told her a good dinner and good health.  She kept insisting that I tell her so I told her what I needed not what I wanted, to make her happy. It has been awhile for my family since we had a good Christmas with presents. It has been my son’s first good Christmas and it gives us hope. You are amazing and all we can do is offer you a prayer every Sunday at Mass. We pray that God keep you safe and in good health, so that you can continue giving people like us hope. God Bless, Maria, Javier and Angel.