Mark your calendars for our 2019 events! 

Join us for  Plates of Hope® 2019 You’re invited to an evening of delicious food and wine pairings skillfully prepared by seven Chicago area Executive Chefs. This year’s event will take place at Eddie Merlot’s in Lincolnshire. Please consider supporting LYDIA Home and Safe Families for Children by purchasing tickets to this exciting event!

April 28th at 5pm

$200 per ticket

Purchase Tickets!

Past Events

First Look for Charity 2019

Gala that takes place the night before the Chicago Auto Show to benefit LYDIA Home among other charities

Friday, February 8th, 2019

McCormick Place

2301 S King Dr. Chicago, 60616


Tickets are $275

Purchase your tickets through our First Look for Charity 2019 Page here

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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