10th Annual Shamrock Shave

“Give and gifts will be given to you.”
~Luke 6:38

You can still Pledge a Shavee up to April 1st!

OVER $29,000 RAISED AND OVER $380,000 SINCE 2008!

Thanks to All Who Made the 10th Annual Shamrock Shave a Great Success!

Dear Friends,

Thanks to all of you for your efforts in making the 10th Annual Shamrock Shave an incredibly successful fundraising event for our parish community and for cancer research.

Thanks to your efforts, we collectively raised over $29,000 for the needy in our community (St. Vincent DePaul Society) and cancer research (Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation). We also had 31 men, women and children shavees, an estimated 400 adults and children in attendance, and served over 300 Irish and chicken dinners!

It is great to see our parish and community pull together and answer the call. To see members of the Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent de Paul Society, the Algonquin Police Department, “Team Talia” 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 our goal and had a lot of fun raising money for two very worthwhile causes and (2) special Charity Teams… more than $29,000!

To All 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 Our Amazing Friends at the Algonquin Police Department: Thank you and may God bless you as you not only answered the call at the Shave, but do it every day for our community.

To Team Talia: A amazing and inspirational display of love for Talia and those suffering from Cancer.

To the 2018 Shamrock Shave Planning Committee: Richard Arden, Bob Armstrong, Jonna Burck, Chris Cimaglio, Patrick Colcernian, Sue Czech, Kevin and Julie Fitzgerald, Greg Freund, Leann Granell, Chris Hubbuch, Mitch and Shannon Kaminski, Dan and Lori Kotleba, Steve (MC) Ludwig, Bob and Carol Majkrzak, Andre Manaois, Mark Minaglia, Larry & Julie O’Brien, Norma O’Neill, Ken (Head Chef) and Ingrid Prigge, Chrissy Retzer, John Schneider, Mary Ann Watt and Sue Witte. 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 and the St. Vincent DePaul Society. We also want to thank our Charity Challenge Teams representing the Algonquin Police Department and, of course, Team Talia. The teams made a big difference in the final results.

Lastly, thanks to our Pastor Fr. Peter, Associate Pastor Fr. Witold and Associate Pastor Fr. Daniel for their support of the event and to Father Peter and Father Witold for their own sacrifice as Shavees!

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,
Jonna Burck

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. Thank you!

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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 nine years, the St. Margaret Mary Shamrock Shave, through the generous support of our shavee pledges, raised over $350,000 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.

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 Click Here for More information on Shamrock Shave Charities (PDF)

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Would you like to be an Event Sponsor?

Get your Company or Organization into the “Mane Event”!

 Click Here for Our Shamrock Shave Sponsorship Packet (PDF)

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.

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How Can I Find Out More?

Please EMAIL US or call Jonna Burck at 847-809-6950.

God Bless You.