Catholic Charities Fundraiser at Royal Melbourne Country Club a Festive Success

Event raised funds for families in need.


Crisp and sunny weather was the perfect backdrop for a cozy holiday-themed brunch and boutique held at the Royal Melbourne Country Club in Long Grove on Nov. 17. The event raised funds for Catholic Charities Lake County Services, whose programs serve vulnerable individuals and families all year long.

Over 70 women attended the “Winter Garden Brunch.” They browsed vendors who offered jewelry, clothing, paper goods, holiday décor, skin care, art, handmade desserts, books, purses, and special bed/bath items.  After shopping, a sumptuous brunch buffet beckoned with delicious items like mini ham and egg biscuits, salad, banana French toast, fresh fruit, dessert pastries and strawberries dipped in chocolate.

Tickets were $55 per person and included brunch, access to the boutique, and the opportunity to participate in a raffle whose top prize was a $500 gift certificate to the Elysian Hotel in Chicago. Other raffle prizes included a selection of items from boutique vendors.

Catholic Charities Lake County Services Office is located at:  671 S. Lewis, Waukegan.  The office serves the communities of:  Antioch, Wadsworth, Zion, Winthrop Harbor, Waukegan, Gurnee, Lake Villa, Ingleside, Fox Lake, Round Lake, Gurnee, Grayslake, Libertyville, North Chicago, Lake Bluff, Mundelein, Wauconda, Island Lake, Barrington, Lake Zurich, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire, Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, Highwood, and Highland Park.  For more information about Catholic Charities Lake County Services, please call:  (847) 782-4000.


Helping people in need for over 90 years, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago is one of  the largest private, not-for-profit social service agencies in the Midwest, annually assisting over one million persons in Cook and Lake counties without regard to religious, ethnic or economic background.  Catholic Charities fulfills the Church’s role in the mission of charity by providing compassionate, competent, professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities.


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