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College Care Cartons

Welcome to Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish’s College Care Cartons Program! This program is a testament to Marriage & Family Ministry’s commitment to supporting and nurturing our young adults as they navigate their academic journeys. Through our care cartons, we extend the warmth of home, the strength of faith and the embrace of community to students who may be far from their families. Explore how you can join us in spreading love, connection and encouragement to our college students.

Overview of the Program

Our College Care Cartons Program is a thoughtful initiative aimed at supporting our college students throughout the academic year. Here’s what you can expect:

Three Times a Year: Our care cartons are sent out at key moments in the academic calendar—at the beginning of the school year, during Advent and during Lent. These packages coincide with times of transition and reflection, offering students a reminder of our support and care.

Unique Contents: Each care carton is carefully curated to offer a personalized touch. From snacks that evoke the flavors of Chicago to faith-related items that uplift the spirit, every item is chosen with love and consideration.

Expressions of Love and Prayer: Alongside the tangible gifts, our care packages carry our prayers and well-wishes. Students will know that they are cherished and supported by our faith community, even from afar.

Stay Connected: Included in each package are well wishes and updates on what’s happening back home. Whether it’s news about Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish or invitations to join us during breaks or visits home, we want to keep our college students informed and involved in our community.

How to Get Involved

Sign Up: Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends and even students themselves are invited to sign up college students to receive these special care cartons. Fill out our sign-up form below to ensure your student receives love and support from our community.

Volunteer: Interested in helping us pack and send out care cartons? Volunteer opportunities are available for parishioners who want to get involved in this meaningful ministry.

Donate: Your generous donations help us fund the purchase of items for our care cartons. Consider making a contribution to support this vital program.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like more information about our College Care Cartons Program, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the parish office at (847) 979-0901 or

Thank you for joining us in this initiative of love and support for our college students. Together, we can make a difference in their lives and show them the warmth of our parish community.