Loyola University Chicago

Mission & Identity

Service Days and Feast Day Celebration

Every July, we honor the Feast Day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola by reaching out in service to our community partners. This is an ideal opportunity for Loyola University Chicago employees to put our mission into action. Please join us in service to and with others.


Friday, July 26

Loyolans from the Water Tower and Lake Shore campuses will be headed to two different locations on Friday, July 26.

Lawson House, at 30 W. Chicago, provides affordable housing for hundreds of our neighbors. We will be putting on a picnic day for the residents, complete with food, music, games, and crafts.

The Anixter Center, at 6610 N. Clark, provides an array of services and supports for people with disabilities and related challenges to live, learn, work and play in the community. Most our group will head to group homes throughout Rogers Park, working the residents on a variety of projects to fix up their living spaces. Some people will go to their headquarters to work on art projects livening up Clark Street.

*One project needs some prep days so there are volunteer painting opportunities on the mornings of July 24 and 25.

Saturday, August 3
Health Sciences Campus will hold a shared day of service for the Health Sciences Division and Loyola University Health System in the Maywood community. Volunteers work closely with Maywood Fine Arts, Housing Forward, Catholic Charities, St. Mary of Celle, St. Eulalia Catholic Church, Quinn Community Center, ENRICH Garden, and the Proviso Partners for Health Giving Garden.
Wednesday, July 31
8 a.m. Mass Health Sciences Campus
Gathering Room, room 250, SSOM
10 a.m. Mass Health Sciences Campus
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing Lawn 
11 a.m. Mass Lakeshore Campus
Noon Picnic Lakeshore Campus

A donation drive is also underway across Loyola’s campuses. We are collecting toiletries, clothing, and household goods for the agencies we are assisting. The deadline to donate is Friday, July 19. Drop-off locations and a list of requested items can be viewed here.