Friday, September 25, 2009

What LPCS means to me...

To me, LPCS is my second home.

I started volunteering at LPCS almost three years ago and ever since I've considered both the staff and guests to be apart of my life, as they've made a niche for me in theirs. I started off as an overnight volunteer, but after realizing that I wanted to do more, the LPCS staff helped me find a way to include me in their daily community. I've fallen in love with the mission, the people, and the facility itself over the years, and without the shelter I don't know if I would be the same person. But as much as they've helped me, what keeps me coming back is the way they help the people that truly need it. They make it their priority to not only give the basic necessities to individuals who have fallen on rough times, but to go above and beyond. They empower individuals by giving them the tools and skills to escape homelessness, but they also give them the compassion and respect that everyone deserves but rarely recieves when going through such harsh times. LPCS not only gave me, my second home but also showed me that my small acts make a large impact. And for that I will always be blessed.

This is what LPCS means to me... what does it mean to you?

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Taste of Fall Next Thursday!

Tickets are still available for next week's Taste of Fall! Come eat some good food, drink some beer, and help out a great cause! We have two amazing exclusive auction items up for grabs: a tour and tasting for you and 11 of your nearest and dearest at Goose Island's brewery, followed by flights and appetizers at the Wrigleyville pub. You can also bid for your chance to win tours and tastings for 12 at Chicago's own Metropolitan Brewery and Koval Distillery. Neither of these opportunities are available to the public! For tickets and more information, visit:

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Service at any age

Every day volunteers come to LPCS to work at our front desk, make meals, teach classes, and stay overnight. It is wonderful to see the community coming together to make a difference--at any age. Our youngest volunteer this month was four-years old. She helped make dinner with her family and some friends. Our oldest volunteer this month was in her 70s. She came along to make dinner with her daughter and son-in-law. These are just two examples of people making a difference in everyday life. No matter how old you are there is always some place that you can volunteer at, including LPCS.

For more information on volunteering at LPCS, visit: