Above / In 2018, amazing entertainment was provided by award-winning Metea Valley High School’s “Off the Record” choir from Indian Prairie School District 204. The choir will return for Hesed House’s 2019 Champions of Hope Breakfast on Feb. 27 in Aurora.

The 11th Annual Champions of Hope Breakfast to benefit Hesed House is planned Wed., Feb. 27. More than 200 guests are expected to attend the community breakfast event from 7 to 8:30AM at the Pipers Banquets located at 1295 Butterfield Road in Aurora.

The Breakfast will feature entertainment from the award-winning Metea Valley High School’s “Off the
Record” choir. Guests will enjoy a full breakfast, networking, fellowship and raffle prize.

A special program will include a presentation on “What Makes Our Heart Beat: Time, Talent and Treasure” as well
as the inaugural Champions of Hope Community Impact Award presentation.

Champions of Hope Community Impact Award goes to FUSE

The first recipient of the Champions of Hope Community Impact Award is the FUSE (Frequent Users Service Engagement) Initiative. FUSE is a collaboration between City of Aurora, Aurora Fire Department, Aurora Police Department, Presence Mercy Medical Center, Rush Copley Medical Center, Hesed House, Breaking Free and Association for Individual Development. The explicit mission of the FUSE Initiative is to develop innovative solutions for the chronically homeless individuals who frequently use public services like ambulances and emergency rooms.

Event organizers welcome the entire community to become Champions of Hope.

More than 200 community members and leaders gathered to help raise $40,000-plus at Hesed House’s Champions of Hope Breakfast at Pipers Banquets in Aurora last year.

Advance reservations now being accepted

Advanced reservations, $40 per person and $400 per table of ten, are required. Sponsorships
are still available. Reservations and sponsorships can be made online at hesedhope.givesmart.com.

For more information, contact Michelle Kallevik, Director of Development at (630) 914-6428 or

Hesed House

Hesed House is the second largest homeless shelter in Illinois, but it is so much more than just a shelter. In addition to four levels of housing (emergency, transitional, permanent supportive, and rapid rehousing), Hesed House offers everything a homeless person needs to get back on his or her feet again: job services, mental health counseling, substance abuse counseling, legal services, medical services, children’s services, veteran’s services, homelessness prevention etc.

Having served the community for more three decades, Hesed House utilizes more than 7,000-plus volunteers and assists 1,000-plus individuals and families experiencing homelessness every year.

Photos and story submitted by Michelle Kallevik, Director of Development, for Hesed House.