Selected and nominated charities

Meeting: April 30, 2019

Thank you for the record level of giving!  

This was our sixth meeting and members generously donated $7,925--the most ever given! Fighting for Families received $6,175 from 63 donors.  Blessings in a Backpack received $1100 from 14 members which will give weekend food to 80 schoolchildren in Palatine for 3 months. Connect to Communities received $650 from seven donors. This money will be used to build its CTC Creations micro business.

We also collected over 70 books for Bernie's Book Bank, and 5 bikes for Working Bikes.  About 20 of the books came from Horsefeathers, our last selected charity. Thank you, Dan, for paying it forward! 

Selected Charity: Fighting For Families (FFF)

Nominated by Kristine Voelker

Fighting for Families (FFF) is a Glenview-based not for profit organization established to help families cope with the enormous financial strain cerebral palsy places on them.  It was founded in 2013 by Stacy Sternheimer in honor of her son, Drew, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and immediately faced unimaginable challenges. FFF provides necessary specialized equipment as well as other ancillary services that insurance won't cover. 

 

Nominated Charity: Blessings in a Backpack

Nominated by Karen Kaiz

Blessings in a Backpack is a non-profit that provides food on the weekends for elementary school children who might otherwise go hungry.   They send food home every Friday, including fresh fruit, soup, applesauce, etc. in a backpack that a child can easily eat.  

Nominated Charity: Connect to Community

Nominated by Bari Kozin

Connect to Community is dedicated to finding and facilitating purposeful employment and enjoyment for adults with developmental disabilities. Further, in an effort to help these adults live the lives they desire and deserve within the community, Connect to Community provides person-centered services across all aspects of community life.

 

FFF Founder Stacey Sternheimer opening the box with our checks! 

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