The board  voted to distribute as follows after committee recommendations as follows for 2021/2022:

  • $6,000 was given in scholarships to Lake County high school seniors
  • Art Impact Project provides therapeutic art programs to after-school programs, area high schools and transitional housing/shelters. Directed art can offer the vehicle of self-expression needed to support mental health and provide coping mechanisms.
  • A Safe Place offers comprehensive domestic violence services that provide safety net to assist victims and children. They also help girls impacted by human trafficking.
  • CASA Lake County (Court Appointed Special Advocates) exists to promote and protect the best interest of children who have been abused or neglected, by training volunteers to advocate for them in courts, in schools and in our community to help them find safe, permanent, and loving homes.
  • Center for Enriched Living serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our grant provides summer camp for youth with these disabilities.
  • Center for Independence through Conductive Education provides motor training for medically underserved toddlers with physical disabilities.  Our grant provides scholarships for summer camp for preschoolers in Lake Zurich.
  • CYN Counseling Center provides services to aid children and families affected by domestic violence. Our grant will fund 30 1-hour counseling sessions for families, women, or children.
  • Emmaus House fights suburban poverty by assisting people in surrounding communities with services, including meals, food and clothing to homeless and low-income families. Our grant supports their “Jeepers Sneakers” back-to-school shoes for kindergarten through high school children.
  • GiveNKind distributes excess goods (overstocked, discontinued items) to people in need. From their distribution center in Mundelein, they connect people with donated items, keeping some items from landfills.
  • Joanie’s Closet provides needy families in the 8 schools within District 95 with school supply kits, winter gear and general program support.
  • Keeping Families Covered distributes diapers and other basic goods to families in crisis at no cost. Our grant provides a 3-month supply of diapers to 50 children.
  • Lake County Haven provides transitional and housing services to homeless women and their children as well as life-skills training, health management, financial education, and counseling.
  • Mother’s Trust Foundation provides direct monetary grants to women and families in need for everyday requirements such as school fees, after school activities, school fees, car repairs, medical bills, and eyeglasses.
  • The Period Collective supplies feminine hygiene products to homeless and low-income women in the Chicagoland area.
  • Riddick’s Ride Foundation supports families with medically fragile children by providing a “lending garage” of specialized medical equipment.
  • Staben House provides transitional housing and community enrichment services to homeless women with children. Our grant provides 6 months of rent assistance to 5 families.
  • Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center provides counseling and advocacy services for victims of sexual assault as well as prevention education resources. This organization is staffed 24 hours and is the only rape crisis center in Lake County.

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