|It's not too late to donate to your favorite 2013 Shavee (including our Pastor, Father Peter and Breda King - below)!
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By Popular Demand... The video of Shavee #1 this year: Breda King!
Thanks to All Who Made the 5th Annual Shamrock Shave a Great Success!
OVER $36,500 RAISED TO DATE!
Give and gifts will be given to you. - Luke 6:38
Brothers & Sisters,
Thanks to all of you for your efforts in making the 5th Annual Shamrock Shave an incredibly successful fundraising event for our parish community and for cancer research.
Thanks to your efforts, we collectively raised over $36,500 for the needy in our community (St. Vincent DePaul Society) and cancer research (Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation). We also had 39 men, women and children shaves, an estimated 500 adults and children in attendance, and served over 300 Irish dinners!
It is great to see our parish pull together and "answer the call". To see members of the Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent de Paul Society, CRHP teams, Cub Scout and Girl Scout families, the Algonquin Lake in the Hills Fire Department and other parishioners volunteer to make the event happen has blessed our Parish Family is so many ways. Thanks to your commitment to the event, we exceeded all our goals and had a lot of fun raising money for two very worthwhile causes... more than $36,000... unbelievable!
To all the Shavees: Your commitment to the parish community and helping those in need is inspirational... may your bald heads be examples to those in the parish and community of our parish's commitment to charity!
To the Planning Committee: Chris & Cindy Cimaglio, "Chef" Ken & Ingrid Prigge, Andre Manaois, Bob Armstrong, Shannon & Mitch Kaminski, Ed & Carol Majkrzak, Janice Piemonte, Sue Czech, Barb Read, Pat Benigni, Norma O'Neill, Annette Barrett, Kevin Rewerts & Sons, Ralph Melgosa, John Schneider, Scott & Ann Nejman, Larry & Julie O'Brien, Adam Smith (our Master of Ceremonies) and Bill Casey (our event photographer). Thank you for your hard work, creativity and planning.
To the Event Volunteers including members of the following parish groups and ministries who helped ensure the event ran smoothly: Knight of Columbus Council #11091, Cub Scout Pack 152, St. Margaret Mary Youth Ministry, St. Vincent DePaul Society and the Girl Scouts. We also want to thank our Charity Challenge Teams representing the St. Margaret Mary School and the Algonquin Lake in the Hills Fire Department, whose Teams made a big difference in the final results.
Lastly, thanks to our Pastor Fr. Peter for his support of the event and for his own sacrifice as a Shavee!
Thanks to each and every one of you for your contribution of time, talent and treasure in support of these two very worthwhile causes.
“Well done good and faithful servant.” - Matthew 25:23
God Bless You,
Your Sister in Christ,
Please Note: Any outstanding Shamrock Shave pledge money may be turned into the Parish Office at any time. Please specify your "Shavee" when submitting your pledge donation (or click here to do it online). Thank you!
Why Should You Sponsor a Shavee?
Because we need your help and 100% of event proceeds are being donated to two great charitable organizations!
In the last four years, the St. Margaret Mary Shamrock Shave, through the generous support of our shavee pledges, raised over $112,000 for needy families in our community and those suffering from cancer. This year, the recipients of all event proceeds will be (2) extremely worthwhile charities that will fulfill our mission of helping the needy in our community and those suffering from cancer. They are the St. Vincent DePaul Society and Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
Would you like to be an Event Sponsor?
Get your Company or Organization into the "Mane Event" this year!
In our sponsorship kit are sponsor options available for the “Shave,” which has become a major Parish Event and attended by families and parishioners throughout the community. Please consider sponsoring this event that greatly benefits these worthy charities... You'll find the price is low and the exposure is high! Thank you.
How Can I Find Out More?
Please EMAIL US or call Jonna Burck at 847-809-6950 or Chris Cimaglio at 847-514-9028.
God Bless You.