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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 $67,600 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.

September 2019

Established in 1994, CASA of Will County helps children navigating the court system recover from the traumas of abuse and neglect and find safe, permanent, loving homes where they can prosper. CASA serves as the only organization in the community that uses volunteers as Guardians ad Litem – the court appoints these volunteers to advocate for the best interests of the children removed from unsafe home environments. Our Court Appointed Special Advocates become the voices of their children and follow the motto “I am for the Child.”

April 2019

Trinity Services, Inc., founded in 1950, is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization that provides the highest quality person-directed services and supports to people with developmental disabilities and mental illness so that they may flourish and live full and abundant lives.

Trinity serves more than 3,500 adults and children who have intellectual/developmental disabilities or mental health needs. Trinity’s mission to help people flourish is at the heart of all it offers.

February 2019

Big Brothers Big Sisters operates under the belief that inherent in every child is incredible potential. As the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 5 through young adulthood in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. 

November 2018

Miracle League of Joliet provides opportunities for children and young adults with disabilities to play Miracle League baseball, regardless of their abilities. The league promotes community support and sponsorship and the construction of special facilities which meet the unique needs of Miracle League players and their families. The League cannot change or cure the medical issues life has dealt our children with disabilities, what they can do is provide them with an opportunity to experience the joy and benefits which come from playing our national pastime-BASEBALL! 

September 2018

Operation Care Package is dedicated to the mission that no Hero serving our Nation should be forgotten. Their goal is to support our Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen through care packages and letters of encouragement. The charity mails care packages to deployed members of the U.S. armed forces who would normally not receive mail. Volunteers pack the supplies into flat-rate boxes each week and ship them all over the world. Many go to places such as Afghanistan, Kosovo, Guam and even ships at sea.

April 2018

Love Moves Us vision is to see foster and adoptive families flourish by breathing life and love into them through service and support.  Love Moves Us equips communities, churches, agencies and individuals to  respond to the needs of foster & adoptive children & families by forging church partnerships, creating service opportunities, and providing monthly “Family Gatherings” where families receive free childcare & dinner and are able to come into community with others for encouragement and support.

February 2018

My Joyful Heart is a unique children’s charity that provides both life’s basic essentials and letters of encouragement to kids in need. It’s not a “one-size-fits-all” organization – the gifts and notes given to children enrolled in our program are personalized. Children receive necessities like clothing, hygiene products, and even food five times throughout the year, not just at Christmas. Providing for them consistently helps them feel special and cared for so they can thrive...we bring hope!

November 2017

The Center for Disability Services aims to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities. CDS’ programs and services serve individuals with severe, multiple disabilities including intellectual disability, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, autism and other developmental disabilities. CDS provides support and direct services to individuals and families impacted by the challenges of developmental disabilities.

September 2017

Bags of Hope is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to ensuring students do not go hungry outside of school. Each week a backpack filled with food is sent home with students from area schools in Lockport, Joliet and Plainfield. Our goal is to partner with these communities to sustain and expand our efforts to provide food for students who need it the most. Together we can help our community feed tomorrow’s minds today.

April 2017

Shady Oaks Camp provides outdoor fun and recreation for children and adults with cerebral palsy and various other disabilities. The camp, located in Homer Glen, was built specifically around the special needs of these campers. Shady Oaks provides 8 weeks of 1:1 camping for male and female campers. Programs at the camp include planned recreation, games, arts & crafts and swimming. All are adapted to fit the needs of each individual camper.

April 2017

Mutual Ground is the safe place where people come together to break the cycle of domestic violence and sexual abuse. We are not just a shelter, we are a solution.  As one of the oldest and largest domestic violence and sexual assault service agencies in the state of Illinois, Mutual Ground is the place where the healing begins. We provide comprehensive victim services free of charge with support from grants, churches, civic groups, corporate and individual donors.

February 2017

GymTyme HEARTS is a special needs cheerleading squad. Participation on a Special Abilities team provides the opportunity for challenged individuals to be physically active, set goals and make friends. Special Abilities teams are co-ed and are comprised of athletes ages 5 and above with any type of disability. Special needs are defined as a disability characterized by impairment of skills and overall intelligence in areas such as cognition, language, motor and social abilities. We welcome athletes on the entire spectrum of their disability. Athletes in wheelchairs/walkers are also welcome.

November 2016

MorningStar Mission relieves the spiritual and physical hunger of the poor by providing food for the hungry, clothing for the needy, shelter for the homeless. Since 1909, MorningStar Mission has served men, women, children and entire families in Joliet and Will County, offering hope for the hurting through one-time meals and long-term recovery programs.

November 2016

PADS is a place where homeless people are served as overnight guests and provided with warm, safe shelter and hot meals. Each PADS site is hosted by team of caring volunteers. Each guest will be greeted by a team of volunteers, who will register each guest on their first night and explain how the program operates. Guests will eat a hot, home-cooked meal and have opportunities to visit with the volunteers.

September 2016

Northern Will County SRA provides year round fun and recreational opportunities for individuals with special needs and abilities. Preschoolers to seniors can enjoy an array of programs from Special Olympics, camps, dance, aquatics, leisure education, adaptive sports, social clubs, and special events to trips. Programs are designed to appeal to a variety of interests.

August 2016

The Will-Grundy Medical Clinic is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides free medical and dental care to adults who have no health insurance or medical care entitlements and meet prescribed income guidelines. Care is provided by physicians, dentists and other professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to the Clinic.

May 2016

Teen-Nite is a citywide outreach youth program. We serve young adults in the city of Aurora and surrounding cities of the Fox Valley area. Our goal is to engage and challenge these young adults off the streets of the cities with the Word of God and provide an alternative to a negative lifestyle.

April 2016

Kidz Play is a non-profit corporation recognized by the Internal Revenue Service effective December 2, 2014. The Foundation is designated as a public charity, supporting Kyra’s efforts to raise awareness on the benefits of extra-curricular activities for children and to raise funds to assist children in participating in recreational opportunities that they would be unable to participate in without financial assistance

February 2016

CASA acts as the child’s voice in court, helping to navigate the confusing maze of the juvenile court system and making sure that the child’s needs are being met. Their mission is to draw from community resources to provide well-trained volunteers who will advocate for abused and neglected children, provide needed information to the court, help develop a more effective juvenile court process, and increase community awareness and reporting of child abuse and neglect.

February 2016

The Agape Principle Community

The Agape Principle Community is a group of families and individuals who are committed Christ followers seeking to live out their faith through a variety of service projects in the Fox Valley.  We believe that serving together as a family not only encourages the underprivileged, but are powerful teachable moments that model Christ's agape love for everyone.

November 2015

AHBDR is a strong advocate against animal suffering, abuse and neglect. Their mission is to rescue dogs from high kill shelters that euthanize. They bring the dogs into safety, have them vetted, feed them a proper diet, train and exercise them until they reach their goal of finding them new homes and matching them up with forever families.

November 2015

At Green Harvest, we feel that these uncertain times have led us toward aiding low-income families, retirees, and the workers of our community who have recently lost their jobs. We believe that there is a serious problem today when parents must decide between feeding, providing shelter, or buying medicine for their children.

September 2015

Lincolnway Special Recreation Association (LWSRA) provides adaptive and special recreation services for individuals with disabilities through a cooperative agreement with Frankfort, Manhattan, Mokena, New Lenox, Peotone and Wilmington Island Park Districts.  LWSRA programs are for individuals from preschool through adult who have recreation needs that are not met by regular park district programs.

May 2015

Shady Oaks Camp creates outstanding camp experiences that enrich the lives of our campers. Shady Oaks Camp accomplishes this by providing outdoor fun and recreational opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. Shady Oaks mission is to provide people of all ages and backgrounds, with a disability, the same recreational opportunities that their peers without disabilities enjoy in a summer camp setting.

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