Madonna Renewal Center continues to enjoy the support of many Churches some of who pledged their ongoing support by including MRC in their monthly tithe or made out donation to MRC. These Churches will be duly acknowledged. However, 3 Churches played key role in helping us sell off all our 500 raffle tickets. We are truly grateful and continue to look forward to their ongoing support. St. Patrick Church McHenry bought many tickets and brought in cash donations, St. Mary Church Huntley not only bought about 100 tickets, they brought in generous cash donations, and St. Thomas Church Freeport bought many tickets. God bless you. Permit me to share my amazing Huntley story.
MADONNA RENEWAL CENTER PROJECT AT FREEPORT, IL: FUNDRAISING DAY, OCT. 17, 2015 1957 CHEVY RAFFLE DRAW AND BRAT FEST QUITE A JOURNEY 1957 CHEVY DRAW OCTOBER 17, 2015. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! With your support The 1957 Chevy Raffle Draw and Brat Fest was a huge success. God bless you. CONGRATULATIONS to our Raffle Winners! 1st Price: 1957 Chevy-winning number 0257- BOB GOSDICK of Rockford, IL. 2nd Price: $750.00 winning number 0166- JOSEPH M. GIANNOTTI of Newark, DE, 3rd Price: $500.00 winning number 0154- JAMES D CHESSER of Montgomery, IL (3rd winner donated the money back to us). We are grateful that we are getting closer on our journey to reach the Phase1 Goal of mold, lead and asbestos abatement, All American Cleaning, Brick work, drainage repair of the MRC facility.
We Have A Winner! Madonna Renewal Center.- Freeport Il.- On Saturday, October 17, the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary held the raffle for the 1957 Chevy. Amid much anticipation the winner was picked from the 500 tickets in the hopper. The winning number was # 0257 held by Mr. Bob Gosdick of Rockford, Il. who won the car. The number was picked by Freeport, Il Chief of Police, Mr. Todd Barkalow. The second prize of $750.00 was won by ticket # 0166 purchased by Mr. Joseph Giannotti of Neward, DE. This ticket was drawn by Mr. David Snyders, Stephenson County Sheriff. The third prize of $ 500.00 was won by Mr. James D. Chesser of Montgomery, Il and drawn by Illinois State Representative Brian Stewart. The third prize winner generously donated the prize back to the Sisters for their renovation program. The 1957 Chevy was donated to the Madonna Renewal Center restoration fund anonymously by a most generous donor. The raffle has added $50,000.00 to the cause of the Madonna Renewal Center. We thank everyone who participated in this raffle in any way; those who purchased tickets, all the hard working members of the MRC fundraising committee, and all those who did anything to help this event take place.
Madonna Renewal Center In The News Recently WREX TV- Rockford/Freeport, was gracious enough to come to Freeport to interview the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of Christ, at the future site of the Madonna Renewal Center. As many of you are aware, the Sisters and their support teams have been working diligently for the past year making preparations for the new Madonna Renewal Center which will help a young mother struggling with an unplanned pregnancy to bring that child into the world and tend to the many needs of the mother and the baby. It is our pleasure to combine our special report on the upcoming raffle of the 1957 Chevrolet, with the wonderful report generated by the WREX TV news team. The drawing for the car will be held on October 17, 2015. Only 500 tickets will be sold and a $750 second prize and a $500 third prize will be given. To purchase a ticket call Jim Barkau at 815-232-5017.
On April 16, 2015 an amazing MRC team of volunteers gathered at the Sisters Home (Convent) on South Walnut Avenue for a
Madonna Renewal Center-Freeport Illinois- Thank you to the over 300 people who donated money and attended the spaghetti dinner held by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary to raise funds for the renovation of the Madonna Renewal Center. Thank you to all the volunteers that spent time preparing and serving dishes that had been provided for this event. Thank you to Pastor Keith Johnson and First Lutheran Church for allowing us to use their facilities for this event and allowing the Sisters to hold their committee meetings there. We are an all Faith based group within the Community attempting to make a place of healing and hope for women in need of our services.