Event Calendar

Programs & Events

Join us throughout the year at community and public programs at which our Gift of Hope staff and volunteers are engaged with community advocate and providing education about life-giving organ, eye and tissue donation.

In addition to our public programs and fundraisers below, please check our programs specifically for:

Gift of Hope Community Foundation 2nd Annual Golf Outing
July 25, 9:00 a.m.
Seven Bridges Golf Club, 1 Mulligan Drive, Woodridge, Ill.

Join us for a memorable day on the green at our 2nd Annual Golf Outing, honoring the gift of donation that makes hope possible for the thousands of people waiting for lifesaving organ and life-enhancing tissue transplants. Register here.

Connection & Keepsakes – Seasonal Wreath Making Workshop: for donor families
July 27, 12 – 2 p.m.
UAW Richard Shoemaker Hall, 630 19th St. East Moline, Ill.

We invite donor families to celebrate their loved one at this memory making event. An instructor will help guide us as we create a keepsake seasonal wreath in honor of your loved one and their legacy. Registration is required.

Contact: Donor Family Services

Fiesta del Sol
July 27 and 28; 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
1400 W. Cermak Rd., Chicago, Ill. 

Join Gift of Hope at this annual Pilsen-area festival as we share organ & tissue donation information and promote donor registrations!

Bilingual (English & Spanish) volunteers are encouraged to participate.
Contact: Luis Ortega

Hope on the Pier
July 31, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Navy Pier, Chicago, Ill.

Join Gift of Hope as we share our donation message and promote donor registrations at this fun summer event at the iconic Navy Pier!

Contact: Syreeta Talbert

Hopefest Back to School Festival 
Aug. 3, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
New Life Covenant Main Campus, 3400 W. Division, Chicago, Ill. 

Join Gift of Hope as we host a donation education and registration table at one of Chicago’s largest back-to-school events in Chicago.

Contact: Luis Ortega

Hope on the Pier
Aug. 28, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Navy Pier, Chicago, Ill.

Join Gift of Hope as we share our donation message and promote donor registrations at this fun summer event at the iconic Navy Pier!

Contact: Syreeta Talbert

Hope on the Pier
Sept. 25, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Navy Pier, Chicago, Ill.

Join Gift of Hope as we share our donation message and promote donor registrations at this fun summer event at the iconic Navy Pier!

Contact: Syreeta Talbert

Gift of Hope Community Foundation 2024 Annual 5K Run, Walk & Roll
September 29, 8:00 a.m.
1200 W Algonquin Road Lot 5, Palatine, Ill.

Gather your friends and family and register today for our fun-filled annual race to honor organ, eye & tissue donors and their families! Register here.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact foundation@giftofhope.org.

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Annual donation and transplantation observances

February

April

  • National Donate Life Month
  • National Donate Life Living Donor Day
  • National Donate Life Blue and Green Day
  • National Pediatric Transplant Week
  • Transplant Nurses Week

August

September

November

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