Selected and nominated charities
Meeting: September 23, 2021
Thank you for giving!
This was our 12th meeting and the fourth on Zoom! We had a great turnout and thank everyone for attending and giving so generously to both the selected charity (Bounce Children's Foundation) and the runner-up (Center for Independent Futures).
We raised a total of $8,150!
50 people donated a total of $5,100 to Bounce Children's Foundation.
25 women donated a total of $2,600 to the Center for Independent Futures
Nominated by: Rita Schneider
The mission of Bounce Children’s Foundation is to transform the lives of chronically ill children and their families, shifting them from surviving to thriving. Bounce’s unique portfolio of highly effective, free programs, builds the resilience needed to cope with the ongoing, unexpected setbacks that define chronic illness. Integrating an innovative combination of family adventures, education to strengthen vital coping skills, donated tickets to high demand events, themed care packages for housebound families, access to resources, and continual peer support, Bounce creates a warm and welcoming community of fun & friendship, encouragement & hope.
Meet the Center for Independent Futures
Nominated by: Karen Berkowsky
The Center for Independent Futures, based in Evanston, IL, was established to help individuals with disabilities and their families, educators, and agencies plan, support, and sustain more fulfilling lives. CIF creates sustainable solutions through community living options, personal networks, and lifelong planning and education, tailored to support individuals and families as well as schools and agencies.