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50th Anniversary Celebration

December 03, 2020
5:00 PM CST - 6:30 PM CST
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Save the date and virtually celebrate our 50th Anniversary with us!

We have secured a DJ/MC, a videographer, and a mixologist to create a 'Nifty Fifty' cocktail just for our 50th Anniversary celebration. We will also have past presidents and special guests appearances throughout the event.

A Swag Bag will be sent to the first 100 registrations, so please do not wait, REGISTER NOW! Please include your home address during registration so you can receive your 50th Anniversary swag bag. (Some of the swag bag contents will be needed for the party.) Event registration must be completed by Nov 5th in order to be guaranteed a swag bag.

Don't miss out on the fun, excitement and the highlights of the past 50 years.



Ready to travel again!?! Don't miss your opportunity to WIN two United Airline Tickets.

Thanks to United Airlines, we have 10 tickets to give away. There will be 5 unique winners.

Each winner will receive two round-trip coach class tickets on United Airlines to/from US48 states, Alaska, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico and Central America*. Valid until Nov 2021. Value of $1800 for each pair of tickets.

*Offer valid on flights operated by United and United Express. Traveler is liable for all applicable taxes, fees and surcharges. Other terms and conditions may apply.

Buy your opportunities now.

All proceeds will be donated to the Lydia Home, the GBTA - Chicago Chapter charity partner.

Click "view product" and then "add to cart" for the amount of opportunities you wish to purchase. Or you can just donate and enter your chosen donation amount.

After the amount has been entered, click "view cart" to complete the transaction.

Winners will be pulled December 4th. Thank you for supporting Lydia Home!

Thanks to all our generous members, every year the Chicago Chapter makes a donation to our charity partner with the proceeds from our holiday party fundraiser. Unfortunately this year due to COVID-19 we are unable to host an in-person event and hope that you will join us in virtually raising funds for children with our current charity partner, Lydia Home.

LYDIA provides Home and healing for vulnerable children in Foster Care. A Christian organization, which extends the truth of Scripture and God’s love to people of all religious, racial, and economic backgrounds. The professionally trained psychologists, social workers, and other staff members address all the important issues that can crush the human spirit and destroy lives, ministering to children and their parents one heart at a time. The challenges faced are great, but they are grateful for the sacred privilege to serve with the aim of improving children’s lives and providing opportunities for families to be restored.

Your donation has never been more important than now to the 40 children and teens who live at LYDIA Home. 

A story:


Starting a new cycle

By LYDIA Home  Posted December 14, 2018  In NewsResidential Treatment Center

By the time he was 10-years-old, Antonio had been placed in 7 different foster homes.

Tony* was born into a broken family. His father was abusive and his mother found her comfort in drugs. Tony was either invisible or the focus of violent anger.  After multiple foster families gave up on him, he was sent to live at LYDIA Home in the 1990’s. The staff remembers him arriving as a traumatized and challenging kid. However, at LYDIA, Tony went from being the instigator of fights to a mediator and reconciler. The staff never stopped investing in him. They believed that he could have a bright future full of HOPE, HEALING, and HOME.

They were right.

When he was 15-years-old, Tony was placed into a loving foster home. He has since married, fathered three children, and has his own home. Tony remains in contact with the staff at LYDIA, whom he regards as his family. This past summer, he decided to invest in a child at LYDIA. He began mentoring Michael*, a very small and loving 6-year-old boy.

While mentoring Michael, a boy with a painful past like his own, Tony and his wife decided to get their foster care license. This past summer, Tony’s family welcomed Michael into their home and became the boy’s foster family.

When a community invests in the lives of hurting children, kids like Tony, their entire lives can be changed for the better. Instead of repeating the same patterns of his parents, his life was redirected. He was guided by people who were committed to him and invested in him.

Our hope is that our LYDIA supporters would continue to INVEST in our community by investing in children in Foster Care.

If you have any questions, please contact Chicago BTA Community Volunteer Committee Co-Chairs Angela Sciortino [email protected] or [email protected].


Thank you to our event Sponsor! 



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