Home2Home Project

On Friday, September 20th we presented our donation of $6600 to Home2Home Project. Our own Kathy Robbins volunteers for Home2Home and nominated this worthwhile charity. We toured the storage spaces that housed furniture and other necessities needed for families transitioning from homelessness to their own apartment. The stories Janelle Towne and her volunteers had for us were extraordinary. What started in November of 2016 with a simple idea has grown to serve 54 families thus far!! Needless to say, Janelle was extremely grateful!! We as 100WWC are making a difference!

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Home2Home Project furnishes apartments for individuals or families who have just "graduated" from homelessness. Their new permanent housing comes with very little. Perhaps an air mattress. Home2Home furnishes the new home...furniture, kitchen ware (plates, cups, flatware, pots, etc), beds, towels, pictures on the wall....

In general, the statistics for returning to a shelter are pretty high....except for those helped by Home2Home. They have, to date, had only one person return to homelessness. This organization is making a huge impact for their clients!

Mothers Trust Foundation

On July 31st we brought our donation to a very grateful Mothers Trust Foundation of Lake County.

They serve children and families with children in difficult situations. At a meeting each week, requests are reviewed and money goes out. Of the children served, 27% live in households reporting $0 income. 14% are homeless, 19% are households affected by a disability. They provide hope for breaking the cycle of poverty. It was great to see the process firsthand.

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Clearbrook

We made our $6,600.00 to Clearbrook. They were so very appreciative! We met wonderful people and learned about the comprehensive services they provide. The 2 areas where our funds will be utilized will help in ways that are far reaching!

In addition to our donation, the Riley Family matched our gift!!


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Camp Kasem at DePaul University

Our fourth donation of 2018 went to Camp Kasem (DePaul University Chapter) on November 12th. They were very happy with our $6200 donation when we presented our checks to the student-run chapter!! We are proud to see what a difference we are making!!

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Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent's cancer.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT CAMP KASEM click HERE.

Source: http://100WWC-Medinah.org

Misericordia - Heart of Mercy

Our second meeting this year had three nominations once again.  Our chosen charity was: 

Misericordia offers a community of care that maximizes potential for persons with mild to profound developmental disabilities, many of whom are also physically challenged. Misericordia offers a continuum of care to meet their diverse needs and aspires for each individual to live as independently as possible in the highest level of community integration feasible.  For more information on this worthy cause click the logo above or HERE


We presented our check for $5900.00 to a thankful group and given a grand tour of the Misericordia campus.  It showed the ever so many facets of this community.  So very much to offer their residents!

Clare Woods Academy

We dropped off our donation to Clare Woods Academy and toured the school. We also learned how our donation will be utilized. If "Milo" (whom we are funding for almost a year!) arrives at Clare Woods before our meeting, a representative may bring him so members can see him.  Our $4,800.00 is making an IMPACT!!

For more information on this worthy organization: http://www.blcinc.org

 

 

A New Year

We had our first meeting of this year!  We now have 47 members and are growing!

Three deserving charities were nominated at the meeting.

 

Ecumenical Adult Care - Daytime care with dignity for the frail elderly  

                             http://ecumenicalcenter.weebly.com

Girls in the Game - Mentoring and training for girls in impoverished neighborhoods

                              http://www.girlsinthegame.org

Clare Woods Academy - A therapeutic school for the severely disabled        

                               http://www.blcinc.org

 

Clare Woods Academy was chosen for our donation this quarter.

Look for a post of our visit soon!

RE:NEW PROJECT

Our first meeting on June 14th brought a donation of $3000 to RE:NEW Project in Glen Ellyn!! We hand-delivered our checks today to a very grateful Susan at RE:NEW.  This organization supports refugee women by teaching them sewing skills.  They now have a storefront that sells purses, bags, wallet and more! We certainly enjoyed shopping!  It is open to the public.

If you'd like any information on RE:NEW PROJECT'S mission CLICK HERE. 

They are located in downtown Glen Ellyn.  CLICK HERE for store hours and location.