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Matching program + IL Tax Credit Multiplies Donations 12-fold!

Looking for a way to decrease your Illinois state income tax liability? What if you could decrease what you owe to the state and potentially increase your state tax refund, while also helping fund scholarships for qualifying students to attend Holy Family Catholic Academy? The Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship fund provides a 75% Illinois income tax credit of your donation PLUS donors are offering a 2:1 match on donations made between now and 2/28/21, or when funds are depleted. Click on flyer to learn more or contact Deb Atkins (datkins@holyfamilyparish.org)

Kindness is Always in Season at Holy Family Catholic Academy

Christmas has always been a celebration of faith and community at Holy Family Catholic Academy in Inverness, and faith and community are needed now more than ever. Principal Kate O'Brien challenged students to determine the best way for their school re-imagine a time of coming together when the success of its in-person instruction has been to keep physical distance.

Christmas Food Drive

Please help support St. Joseph's Home in Palatine. Food donations are being collected at morning drop off from now until December 18. Thanks in advance for your generosity!

HFCA Middle School Students Lead from Where They Stand

Successful philanthropists and entrepreneurs have one thing in common--they see a need and fill it. HFCA 8th grade students identified the need to encourage more girls to pursue math and STEM disciplines and formed a not-for-profit organization to formalize their plan. Read the article in the Daily Herald about how Ruby Arun, Megan Reyes, Teacher Ms. Kate McCully, and their team are great examples thinkers, leaders grounded in faith.

HFCA 8th grader writes and performs song

8th grader, Meghan McLaughlin used her talent and passion to write and perform a song that speaks to the strength and hope of our HFCA Community during this spring's stay-at-home order. States Meghan, "During the stay at home order, I decided to write this song to share positivity and hope. HFCA has truly inspired me by reassuring all of us that we are in this together through our school and faith community." Thank you, Meghan!

Lessons Learned--HFCA One Month into e-learning

Reflecting on “lessons learned” in project management is intended to identify areas of improvement while also validating successes. The most agile of teams have processes and systems in place to evaluate what works and what needs improvement in real time. HFCA’s culture of continuous improvement and reflection on lessons learned keeps the focus on the students' academic, social, and emotional needs. Read parent feedback on the successes of HFCA's e-learning. https://bit.ly/2KV31jb

HFCA 7th Grade Students Sweep Honors in CCHD Competition

HFCA 7th graders had a clean sweep of awards from the Chicago Archdiocese's Catholic Campaign for Human Development's annual Creating on the Margins Contest. 3rd place for her art work went to Megan, 2nd place for their stop motion video, "More than a Roof" went to the team of Meaghan, Allison, and Ruby; and Issy won 1st place for her video, "The Truth about Homelessness." Issy's project will be part of the national competition. https://bit.ly/3cT8Nxy Congrats to all who participated.
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