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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

We support local charities doing great things! 

Presenting our donation to the Center for Independent Futures
(l) Ann Sickon, Executive Director and (r) Megan Madigan, Program Director
Donations to date (13 meetings): $107,975
Next meeting: Spring 2022   
Nominate a Charity for our Spring meeting
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.   

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Selected Charities to Date

2017

The Nora Project

Curt's Cafe

2018

Center for Independent Futures

Girl Forward

Horsefeathers Therapeutic Riding* 

2019

Fighting for Families

Pride ROC Chicago 

Pets for US Heroes*

2020

Ryan Banks Academy

Antioch Traveling Closet

Normal Moments

2021

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Bounce Children's Foundation

Our House of Hope
 

*No longer in business

Read "Thank you" from co-founder Sandy Wagman on reaching $100,000 in donations!

Check out one of our selected charities, the Ryan Banks Academy, on the Ellen Show!