Mark your calendar for 2018 events!

LYDIA Hope Fest

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 12pm-5pm

LYDIA Hope Fest will be a fun filled event for the whole community. Join us for great music from live bands, tasty food, and games for the kids. Any and everyone is welcomed.

Admission is Free!

RENEW Chicago Triathlon

August 25-26

Join Renew Chicago and raise money for LYDIA and Safe Families for Children through your participation in the Chicago Triathlon.

Past Events

First Look for Charity: Chicago Auto Show 2018

February 9th, 2018

First Look for Charity stands as one of Chicago’s greatest one-day fundraisers…More

Celebrating a Century of Hope, Healing & Home

October 19th, 2017, 7pm – 9pm

Join us as we celebrate 100 years of providing care and compassion for vulnerable children… More

Auxiliary Board Fall Fundraiser

September 14th, 2017, 6pm 9pm

​Come out and help us raise funds to benefit the 40 kids in need at LYDIA Home…. More

Auxiliary Board Burpee Challenge

July 22nd, 2017 at 9:00am

LYDIA’s Auxiliary Board is partnering with CrossFit Spero for a Burpee Challenge! For every dollar raised, we will do a burpee… More

Auxiliary Board Spring Fundraiser

April 20th, 2017 at 6:00pm

Join us for Lydia Home Auxiliary Board’s Spring Fundraiser benefiting their kids in need. It will be a fun evening with a food truck, drinks, and a silent auction… More

Plates of Hope® 2017

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 at 5:00pm

Held annually, this special evening is a unique culinary event benefitting LYDIA Home/Safe Families for Children, a non-profit volunteer movement that gives hope and support to children and families in distress… More

Welcome Home – 100 Years of Lydia

May 20th, 2017 at 4:30pm

Welcome Home is a celebration of the history and heritage of the 100 years that Lydia Home as been serving children in crisis…. More

Team LYDIA 2016


When you run for Team LYDIA, you will be able to run inspired and know that your miles are making a difference in the lives of at-risk children and families. As a member of Team LYDIA you will… More

Sunday, October 9, 2016

ICF Branch # 439’s Fifth Annual Dinner & Dance Fundraiser


The Italian Catholic Federation has a long and proud tradition of being a family organization. Each year, they select an organization to support by raising funds to help them in their work to care for those in need…. More

Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 3:00 PM