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 $135,400 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.
100+ Women Who Care of Will County donated $6,450 to Meals on Wheels this quarter. Samantha Wallace, Development Manager and Gabrielle Haywood, the Will County nutrition director were presented the checks on October 27, 2022. The donation will help fund the Community Cafes and home delivery of meals to eligible older adults for Will County. The Meals on Wheels Foundation of Northern Illinois is a not-for-profit organization created to increase public awareness and generate contributions to support the services provided by Community Nutrition Network and Senior Services Association.
100+ Women Who Care of Will County donated $6,150 to Angels for Hospice. Angels for Hospice brings comfort, dignity and peace to help people with a life-limiting illness live every moment of life to the fullest while providing support for loved ones. Our donation will help with arrangements, payments, and reimbursements to hospice families and patients in crisis. They believe that exceptional end-of-life care can only happen when highly trained, experienced professionals are dedicated to listening to patients and their families, focused on respecting their ideas, and committed to making a difference.
100+ Women Who Care of Will County donated $6,300 to Reclaim3d Inc. Founded in 2016, Reclaimed is a non-profit that helps people in need and provides hope in a world that’s sometimes hard to handle. The donation will specifically go towards the event Dance The Night Away, a free special-needs prom celebration. Over 125 guests and their designated volunteer buddies will enjoy a red-carpet walk, limo rides, DJ music/ karaoke and lots of dancing During the evening, all of the special guests are crowned kings and queens.
100+ Women Who Care of Will County donated $8,550 to Angelic Kindness. Angelic Kindness is a nonprofit with a mission to spread kindness. The sole purpose of Angelic Kindness is to impact lives through simple acts of kindness, asking nothing in return. Their organization provides the momentum that helps affect positive change. 100+ Women Who Care of Will County is overjoyed to be donating to Angelic Kindness and helping them sprinkle kindness throughout our community.
The Navarro family 5-acre farm has the purpose to create a place for individuals with special needs to participate in an agricultural experience – with the hopes of increasing their social skills and independence. Navarro Farm provides transformative agriculture and animal adventures for children and young adults impacted with special needs, and their families. Through six key values we educate, inspire, and strive to create real life experiences that ultimately bring happiness to their lives.
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.