New Year, New Service Opportunities

Post by Clarissa Fidler (DWN Communications Team Member)

The start of a new year provides a wonderful opportunity to recommit to making service a regular part of our lives. DWN is committed to connecting its members and the community with meaningful service opportunities. In the true spirit of service embodied by St. Louise de Marillac, we understand the importance of identifying various means for meeting the needs of those around us.

If you’re looking for a way to give back in the coming months, consider volunteering with Marillac St. Vincent Family Services.

Next month, Marillac St. Vincent Family Services will host their annual Fleur de Lis Ball on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom. This is the organization’s biggest event of the year, and they rely heavily on the support of volunteers both before and during the event. All proceeds from the event fund the organization’s programs and services that help children, teens, seniors and families in the Chicago community.

Several volunteers are needed to help set up the event during the day on both Friday, Feb. 21, and Saturday, Feb. 22. A large number of volunteers are also needed to help during the ball on Saturday from 4 p.m. until midnight. Event volunteers will assist with registration, greeting, silent auction, live auction, raffle sales, check-out and take down. Please note that not everyone is required to stay until midnight, but all volunteers must arrive by 4 p.m.

If you’re interested in volunteering or have any questions, please contact Katy Murphy, Assistant Director of Development for Marillac St. Vincent Family Services, by email at or by phone at (312) 278-4220.

Be sure to check back for new volunteer opportunities posted here on the DWN blog and our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn)!

Clarissa Fidler is a member of DWN’s Communications team and is a department assistant for the Department of Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse at DePaul University.

Marillac Center Event

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