The board  voted to distribute as follows after committee recommendations as follows for 2020/21:

  • $7,000 was given in scholarships to Lake County high school seniors
  • A Safe Place offers comprehensive domestic violence services that provide safety net to assist victims and 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
  • Emmaus House fights suburban poverty by assisting people in surrounding communities with services.  Our grant supports their program providing school and boots for school-age children.  We also provide funds to distribute laundry supplies to these low-income families.
  • Joanie’s Closet provides needy families in the 8 schools within District 95 with school supply kits, winter gear and general program support.
  • Center for Independence through Conductive Education provides motor training for medically underserved toddlers with physical disabilities.  Our grant provides scholarships for summer camp.
  • The Period Collective supplies feminine hygiene products to homeless and low-income women in the Chicagoland area.
  • Rest in His Arms provides funeral & burial for babies who have been abandoned. They convert wedding gowns into “angel gowns” for babies who will not make it home from the hospital due to miscarriage, stillbirth or other infant death.  Our grant supports the training programs for the seamstress volunteers.
  • The Chapel Food Pantry helps alleviate food scarcity and hunger in the Lake Zurich and surrounding communities.
  • 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.
  • Keeping Families Covered provides help and hope to families in crisis by distributing diapers and other basic needs at no cost.
  • CYN Counseling Center provides several services to aid children and families affected by domestic violence.  Our grant supports equine therapy for domestic abuse survivors as part of a comprehensive counseling program.
  • Operation Warm provides warmth, confidence and hope to children in need through the gift of brand new winter coats.
  • Staben House provides transitional housing and community enrichment services to homeless women with children.
  • Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County (SRACLC) provides recreational programs and services to individuals with special needs and disabilities. Our grant provides funding for a new after school care in an appropriate and safe recreation setting for children and adolescents with special needs and disabilities in Central Lake County.
  • Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center provides counseling services for victims of sexual assault and prevention education resources.  This organization is staffed 24 hours and is the only rape crisis center in Lake County
  • GiveNKind distributes excess goods to people in need.  From their new distribution center in Mundelein they connect people with donated items, keeping some items from landfills.  During COVID they worked with a USDA program to distribute food.
  • Mother’s Trust Foundation provides direct monetary grants to women and families in need for everyday requirements such are car repairs and medical bills.


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