Posts Tagged: philanthropy

Thank you, for making a difference

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of others. We will continue to share stories and quotes on this post, from clients. Keep checking back once a month for an update on how our community is making a difference and transforming lives.       June 2020, A newly unemployed, single father of… Read more »


Remembering Diane & Dalis Ramonas

Remembering Diane & Dalis Ramonas The Loaves & Fishes family is lovingly remembering Diane & Dalis Ramonas. Diane had been a devoted member of our staff for more than five years. As Community Relations Manager, she worked tirelessly to raise awareness about poverty and hunger. Dalis was a wonderful friend of Loaves & Fishes too,… Read more »


Continental Motors is Driven to Care

Continental Motors offered hope for a brighter future during their 9th Driven to Care Event, held at Continental Toyota in Hodgkins on December 9, 2019. Eight struggling families received a car courtesy of the Continental Motors Group franchises: Acura, Audi, Ferrari, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, and Toyota. This year’s event brought the total number of… Read more »


Giving Tuesday 12-3-19

GIVING TUESDAY Loaves & Fishes is a proud participant in Giving Tuesday. Loaves & Fishes has an incredible opportunity to receive  $90,000 in matching funds, which means that your gift will go TWICE as far! Your donation will have an extra impact to help struggling families receive access to healthy foods and programs to promote self-sufficiency. Our vision… Read more »


Ocean to Plate, Toasting for a Cause 2019

You are cordially invited to join us for Ocean to Plate, Toasting for a Cause on November 11, 2019. We are proud and honored to partner with Catch 35 for an Exclusive Dining Experience. Toasting for a Cause raises funds for essential needs that help struggling families, seniors and children. Visit our event page for… Read more »


Night to End Hunger 2019

Together, we raised more than $335,000 during Night to End Hunger!We greatly appreciate the tremendous generosity and support of our community!   Join us for a post-event auction Thursday, September 12th at 9:00am- Sunday, September 15th at 5:00 pm Thank you to our sponsors and emcee for the evening, Dionne Miller,  ABC 7 Eyewitness News Sports…. Read more »


NCTV17 Spotlight

    Naperville Community Television (NCTV17) hosted Loaves & Fishes CEO Mike Havala and Vice President of CARES Programs Janet Derrick on Spotlight in February 2019 to discuss the organization’s focus over the next three years. “We want to focus on the overall health of our clients, taking a more holistic approach,” said CEO Mike… Read more »


Naperville Kiwanis Pancake Festival

Save the Date! Thank you to Naperville Kiwanis Club for their generosity and support for Loaves & Fishes and our entire community! Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 7 AM – 12 PM Naperville Central High School 440 Aurora Ave, Naperville, Illinois Hosted by Kiwanis Club of Naperville More information here


Dealer Inspire’s Refuel Event

We extend our gratitude to Dealer Inspire CEO and Loaves & Fishes board member Joe Chura as he presented a check for $20,070 to Loaves & Fishes CEO Mike Havala, Vice President of Advancement Nancy Wiersum and Director of Philanthropy Eric Gardner. The donation was generated by ticket proceeds from Dealer Inspire’s Refuel event, a day long series of… Read more »


Erin’s Excellent Intern Adventure

An Incredible Opportunity: Reflection by Erin Turcic, Loaves & Fishes Intern Ever wonder what our organization is like when viewed from the inside? Loaves & Fishes was privileged to host Erin Turcic as an intern for four months. Erin is a senior at North Central College majoring in Human Resource Management. She offered her thoughts about Loaves… Read more »