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Friends of Chiara Home 

As more than 1 in 5 children have one or more emotional, behavioral, development or physical disability, it is clear that
many families care for persons in their home with special needs. You probably know many families like this yourself. Chiara Home provides temporary out-of-home care to people of all ages with special needs. While caregivers go to work, attend to social obligations, or take some well-deserved “me-time” (to refresh and recharge), they do so knowing their loved one is safe and respected at Chiara Home.

When you join the “Friends of Chiara Home” you make a pledge to help support these very special, loving families.
Will you join our Friends?

Ed & Joan Hardig

Attorney & Mrs. H. Theodore Noell

Peter & Mary Graber

Gretchen Hunt

Debbie Commons

Mike Leep Sr/Gurley Leep

Dennis & Rosemary Inch

Christopher & Cynthia Shepherd

Ret. Col. Ray & Dr. Julie Plagens

Pam & William Small

 Chuck & Julie Trippel


As a member, you commit to donating at least $1,200 over the course of a year, made payable as you choose.
(Most members make a pledge to send 12 equal monthly payments.)

For this commitment, you are entitled to:

• Recognition on our website and in our newsletter

• Two complimentary tickets to Chiara Home’s “It’s a Polish Wedding” in February

• One spot in Chiara Home’s Golf Outing in May

If you would like more information on joining the “Friends of Chiara Home” please contact Sister Gretchen at 574-287-5435 or at

Employee Matching Gifts Programs

You can double your donation and help Chiara Home in the process by checking with your Human Resource Department at your place of employment to see if they participate in a “matching funds program.”

Meijer Community Rewards Program

Chiara Home Code #759239         

The Meijer form is available at each store location. You simply fill out the form including Chiara Home’s code #. A card will be sent to you for you to swipe at each purchase.

A percentage of your purchase will be donated to Chiara Home.

Wills or Bequest

Also, consider a gift that will go on giving forever by making a gift to Chiara Home, Inc. through your will. Sample language would be, “I give, devise and bequest to Chiara Home, Inc., a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Indiana.

Its principal office located at: 1425 Clayton Drive, South Bend, IN  46614

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