Welcome to Books & Brunch - Evening Edition!

Our premier fundraising event is virtual this year with a live-stream broadcast at 7pm on November 10. Join us for interesting and lively author conversations, tempting silent auction offerings, dazzling raffles and much more.

Scroll down to find everything you need for Books & Brunch- purchase tickets, participate in the raffles, view silent auction items, make a donation, meet our authors, purchase our authors' signed booksplace an advertisement in our online program book, or participate in our all-new Books & Brunch Marketplace.


Questions? Check out our Auction Rules and FAQs.

We look forward to "seeing" you on November 10 at 7pm!



Available for Purchase

Browse, Bid & Buy


Not Attending?

You can still participate in the auction!

 In these extraordinary times, your help is needed more than ever.

Your gift helps those struggling in our community. No act of generosity is too small to make a difference.

Did You Know?

$25 pays for a kitchen cutlery & gadget set - part of our New Start kitchen essentials package

$40 pays for 2 brand new books for early readers

$100 pays for 4 brand new winter coats, hats & gloves for a student K-5

$150 gives a holiday shopping experience to a homeless high school student

$250 allows 5 middle school students to buy the school clothes they need

$500 provides kitchen essentials for a family starting over

$1000 provides brand new winter coats, hats & gloves for a grade level in our neediest schools

$3500 pays for a full scholarship for a College of DuPage student

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Books & Brunch Marketplace 

Premier local businesses have joined our fundraising effort, donating a percentage from purchases made by Assistance League supporters from October 15th through November 30th. Check out the Marketplace Directory to see who is participating, their participation dates and more.


Interested in joining the Marketplace? Click below to see all the details! 





Become a Donor and Receive Benefits




Advertise in the Online Program Book 


Meet Our Authors

Purchase our authors' books online via this link from our partner Anderson's Bookshop.

Anderson's will donate 20% of each purchase to Assistance League. 


Gloria Chao 

Critically acclaimed author of American Panda, Our Wayward Fate, and Rent a Boyfriend. An MIT business major turned dentist turned writer.


Chris Jones 

Chief theater critic and a culture columnist for the Chicago Tribune. His newest book is Rise Up! Broadway and American Society from Angels in America to Hamilton.


Sonali Dev 

A USA Today bestselling author writing Bollywood-style love stories that let her explore issues faced by women around the world.


Andrea Thome 

A former broadcast journalist who covered both sports and news during her career, Andrea was one of our featured authors in 2018. 

Hosted By

Assistance League Chicagoland West
Questions? Please Contact Maureen Hegarty

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Platinum ($10,000+)

Mary Ann Karris in memory of Nicholas, Vicki & Steve Knowles, Emil J. & Marie D. Kochton Foundation, Peggy & Yung Lim, Diane & Ernie Mrozek, Sunshine Charitable Foundation, Jaimie & James Yeh

Gold ($5,000+)

Anonymous, Carla & Len Feinkind, Heather & Steve Laughman, Romeoville Toyota, Andrea & Jim Thome

Silver ($2,500+)

A. Marek Jewelers, Judy Casten, Meg & Brian Cooper, Sue & Mike Farrell, Maureen & Terry Hegarty, Hinsdale Bank & Trust, Debbie Newman, Northern Trust, Pollak Family Charitable Fund, Romeoville Toyota, Marie & Tony Rossi, Jennifer Ward, Joanna Williams

Bronze ($1,000+)

Maria Garino & Bob Chiaramonte, Connie & Tom Glavin, Barb Grand, Lynn Issleib, Erin James, Linda Legner, Ricki & Don Lessig, Helene Paris, Sharon Miller Malek, Lori Martin, Mary Parsons, Mary Ann Patterson, Janet & Pat Roxworthy, Science of Spirituality, Neetu & Sudarshan Sharma, Marguerite Spangehl, Susan Wilson, Phyllis Young

Friend ($500+)

Don & Arlene Adler, Advocate Aurora Health/Advocate Children's Hospital, Gopi Ahuja, Anderson Books, Inc., Susan Becker, Maggie Breedon, Mary Buddig, Laurie Cleary, Container Graphics & Display, Coventry Gardeners, Ltd., Betty Cronin, Dee Dugo, Nancy Fleming, Fluid Running, Janie Gold, Linda Gonnella, Jacqueline Griesdorn, Eileen Hanley, Barbara Hartnett, Monica Heidkamp, Luisa Hoch, Chris Hotchkin, Jenann & Michael Isakson, Mary Karl, Diane Kurtz, Dawn Lantero, Rickeia & Donald Lessig, Mary Lukach , Nancy Mackey, Yvonne Mayer, Pat Mrozek, Kathy Napleton, Annette Phillips, Peggy Raese, Marie Raffl, Ruth Lake Country Club , Anne & Gregory Smith, Patricia Van Hoegarden, Beth Waldo, Elizabeth Zott