The powerful work being done every day by Will County non-profits is what inspires the women of 100+ Women Who Care to come together. Listed below are the charities that have been supported by 100+ Women Who Care of Will County. To date, we have donated over $100,800 to local Will County charities.
To learn more about what non-profits can be nominated, how to nominate and tips on how to “pitch” an organization check out Nominating and Presenting right here on the website. Please know that only members can nominate, present and vote at our meetings.
Lockport Township H.S. Best Buddies is part of an international organization that fosters one on one friendships between students attending regular education classes and those students who have special needs. In an effort to create lifelong friendships Best Buddies pairs students without a disability, with a student with a disability. Students are encouraged to get together outside school, call each other on the phone and email. Best Buddies provides many opportunities for one to one friendship and promotes inclusive living of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Best Buddies hosts at least two activities each month. Best Buddies is the largest after school club at Lockport Township H.S. Through Best Buddies students are able to see that we are all more alike than not.
4 K.I.D.S. Sake
4 K.I.D.S. Sake believes that children are entirely unique and to fulfill such a wide range of these unmet needs we provide services for four key areas: Health & Wellness, Educational Richness, Financial Resource-fulness, and Happiness. 4 K.I.D.S. Sake most recent service addition was their Food Pantry and Enrichment Center in October of 2019. During the pandemic, they completely revamped their operations and began serving an average of 1,200 families weekly. From the end of March through the end of 2020 they served over 100,000 families and over 1.2 million pounds of food with over 48% of their clients being children.
The Exchange Club of North Will County is a not-for-profit with a mission to make our communities better places to live. Our values are family, community, and country. Through the Programs of Service - Americanism, Community Service, and Youth Programs - members support activities that benefit youth, promote pride in our country, and honor military and public service providers, to name a few. This donation is going to go far in bringing cheer to seniors in nursing homes and assisted living this holiday season and throughout the year, supporting our hard-working teachers so they can better help their VVSD students, and helping our community in need with a food drive.