Welcome to Women Giving Back Illinois
Presenting our donation to the Center for Independent Futures
(l) Ann Sickon, Executive Director and (r) Megan Madigan, Program Director
Our selected charity at the 12
/15 Meeting: Our House of Hope
Runners up: CRISP and PAWS
Total Donations - $7,843!
We had three charities nominated for our December Animal Charity Night. After hearing from each charity, our members chose the Our House of Hope Rescue.
Members were generous in their donations for WGB's Animal Charity Night. Thank you to all who donated! Our House of Hope, the selected charity, garnered $5,168 from 46 people. Its website is under construction, but you can read all about it in the attached article.
The other 2 charities presented were CRISP, (Chicagoland Rescue Intervention and Support Program) under the umbrella of One Tail at a Time, and it received $1,925 from 17 members. PAWS Chicago received $750 from 8 people. 11 people donated to 2 charities, and 6 members donated to all 3. Together, we raised $7,843 for these worthy organizations.
In addition, we collected a car full of pet food for dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, gerbils, and geckos. There were many treats, toys, bowls, dog sweaters, and a dog car seat! Those donations went to Our House of Hope, which runs the largest pet food pantry in Lake County, serving 1200 animals.
Selected Charities to Date
Horsefeathers Therapeutic Riding*
Pets for US Heroes*
*No longer in business