Seasons Greetings 

During this season of hope, we want to thank YOU for supporting our mission to provide a safe and nurturing place for our Lake County neighbors and underserved children.  

Bringing light where there was despair!

Last week on a rainy, dark Friday afternoon, Roberti Community House received a call from the Lake County Health Department asking for help from our Community Health Workers.
Our team quickly rallied to put together bags of food and supplies for two families in need. All we knew about one mother was that she had to be separated from her kids and placed in temporary housing at a local motel.She was coming with nothing was scared and not sure what to do. The kids would be temporarily living with friends until mom could come back. 
We gathered personal care products, utensils, and several  healthy prepared meals from Roberti Culinary Pathway kitchen she could heat up in the microwave in her room. She had food and supplies to see her through the weekend and she felt relief to hear that food, snacks, supplies, and crafts  would be delivered to the kids and adults living in the apartment. 
Checking in on Saturday to see how she was doing she said, I could sleep "As I was eating the soup I felt better with each bite. Thank you" 
Once you are part of the RCH community, you are no longer isolated. The kids now know about the Afterschool and winter drop-in youth programs we offer when school is not in session. And mom knows she has many adult programs to explore to expand her social support network once she is feeling better.
Because of the support you have given us over the past ten years, Roberti Community House truly has become a touchpoint for an ever-growing community - and we are all better because of it.

May the light of this season continue to shine bright on you and your family.

Maribeth Roberti and the team at Roberti Community House

Once you are part of the
RCH community,
you are no longer isolated
You are the light that helps RCH shine!

Here are a few examples of the challenges and changes for this year:
  • With expanded prepared meals going out every day, packaging and kitchen sanitation supplies  are up now costing $3,000 a month.
  • Food must be purchased beyond donated amounts – sloppy joe’s need buns!
  • Gas and transportation costs have greatly increased to pick-up, deliver, and distribute food.
  • Rent, salaries, and utilities must continue to be paid.
  • We purchased a critical walk-in cooler that will cost almost $20,000 fully installed.
  • Dunnage racks and shelving for storage.
  • Two additional spaces have been secured to store materials and food to keep up with demand.
Help Now!
Keep the light glowing through your donation 
Donate Now
Roberti Community House gratefully accepts:
Checks -
payable to Roberti Community House,
P.O. Box 65, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Venmo: @Roberticommunityhouse, Profile name: RCH Roberti. Phone number ending in 4552. (Look for the Roberti Community House logo!)


Please consider additional ways you can support this work:
•    Contribute monthly or quarterly
•    Make a multi-year individual or corporate pledge
•    Provide an annual individual or corporate sponsorship
•    Secure a matching gift from your employer
•    Family foundation gifts
•    Provide a grant through a donor advised fund
•    Gifts of stocks and securities
•    A charitable bequest from your will, life insurance policy, or IRA

Your donation allows this life-changing work to continue!
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P.O. Box 65 
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

Roberti Community House, 919 8th Street Waukegan, IL  60085
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