We just concluded another Good Will Network $24K of Solid Good campaign, and we were floored by the response from the community. We collected nearly 25,000 votes!
We sent a team to each winning organization to surprise them with the news — and a big Baird & Warner yellow check. While there, we sat down and talked with each group about the work they do, and how the $24,000 grant will help them continue serving people in their community. We’re pleased to announce that these five nonprofits will each be receiving a $24,000 grant:
Mooseheart Child City & School
Mooseheart is a residential childcare facility, located on a 1,000-acre campus 38 miles west of Chicago. The Child City is a home for children and teens in need, from infancy through high school, where children are given all the tools they need to be successful in life. Beginning with career exploration in middle school and evolving into vocational education at the high school level, each Mooseheart student learns a vocation in addition to earning an academic diploma. The money from the $24K of Solid Good campaign will go to these vocational programs.
Connections for the Homeless
Driven by the community and 1,300 annual volunteers, Connections for the Homeless ends homelessness one person at a time through prevention, shelter, and housing. The $24,000 grant from the Good Will Network will go directly to helping Connections fulfill a longtime goal of opening the only transitional shelter for women experiencing homelessness in the region.
Community Partners for Affordable Housing
Community Partners for Affordable Housing provides permanently affordable housing (both ownership and rental) for those who struggle to meet their basic human need of housing. CPAH plans to use the $24,000 grant to support their housing counseling program, which prepares people for successful homeownership, and to support down payment assistance, which removes a barrier to purchasing a home for many.
StandUp For Kids
StandUp For Kids is a volunteer-based organization doing work in the Chicago community to help raise awareness about, and ultimately bring an end to the cities homeless youth population. The $24,000 will go to getting much-needed supplies for the 100% volunteer-run Outreach Drop-In Center, located in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. The drop-in center provides a safe space to relax and socialize, as well as a hot meal and access to the donation clothes closet to obtain much needed clothing and personal items. Most importantly, the youth have access to volunteers who are there for tutoring, resume and job preparation, skills building, homework, mentoring, counseling, and emotional support.
Realtors Against Homelessness
Realtors Against Homelessness rallies the local real estate community to support the growing number of homeless students in the District 211 area. Through increased awareness and fundraising efforts, RAH’s mission is to positively impact students experiencing homelessness. The $24,000 will go directly to providing young students with stability during a very difficult time in their homeless life, and also assure their education continues with little to no interruption.
Thank you to everyone to voted and shared the word about our $24K of Solid Good campaign.