Charities We Support
This not-for-profit agency strives to help struggling Chicagoland families, by providing social and medical services within a framework of Jewish values and laws. The ARK aims to stabilize the situations of the approximately 4,000 people they help so that these individuals can thrive on their own. With the hope that we can aid these people, we provided The ARK’s food pantry with a wide variety of kosher foods and other necessities.
Learn more: www.arkchicago.org
Free Wheelchair Mission
Free Wheelchair Mission is a humanitarian, faith-based, nonprofit organization that provides wheelchairs at no cost to people with disabilities living in developing nations. In collaboration with a network of like-minded partners, FWM has been providing wheelchairs to those in need around the world since 2001, providing dignity, independence and hope through the gift of mobility.
Learn more: www.freewheelchairmission.org
Heart for Africa
This nonprofit charity works hard to improve the lives of impoverished children in the African nation of Swaziland. By organizing service trips and promoting fundraisers, volunteers are able to deliver food, shelter, water, clothing, healthcare, and education to orphaned and vulnerable children. This organization is currently working to ameliorate Swaziland’s poverty through Project Canaan: a 2,500 acre land development that will become a site of agriculture, education and housing. The project aims to teach adults how to produce crops in order to stimulate their economy while also providing land for children’s homes and schools. With our monetary donation, we support Project Canaan and the hope it brings to this area of the world.
Learn more: www.heartforafrica.org
Hire Heroes USA
This nonprofit organization strives to create job opportunities for US military veterans and their spouses through personalized employment training and corporate engagement. The Hire Heroes team, which is comprised of military veterans itself, matches unemployed veterans with job openings based on their interests and skill set at no cost. With 24 veterans being hired each week, the organization continues to build a national reputation for success. Our monetary donation aims to provide our heroes with the self-marketing and networking training they need in order to get long-lasting jobs.
Learn more: www.hireheroesusa.org
La Rabida Children’s Hospital
The La Rabida Children’s Hospital has been providing treatment to children who suffer from abuse or chronic illness, regardless of their parents’ financial situation, since 1896. Today, La Rabida serves approximately 7,500 children with their full staff of pediatricians, specialty physicians, nurses, behavioral science professionals, social workers and other dedicated professionals. Each holiday season, we are excited to donate dozens of toys to the children from their Amazon Wish List and hopefully, make their season a bit brighter.
Learn more: www.larabida.org
The LUNGevity Foundation is firmly committed to making an immediate impact on increasing quality of life and survivorship of people with lung cancer by accelerating research into early detection and more effective treatments, as well as providing community, support, and education for all those affected by the disease. This April, we sponsored the Breathe Deep North Shore event.
Learn more: www.lungevity.org
Mercy Home for Boys and Girls
The Mercy Home for Boys and Girls has been a safe haven for teenagers in crisis since 1887. By providing residential and mentoring programs, teenagers dealing with abuse, neglect, or poverty have come to depend on the home. The home strives to be a positive influence in the teens’ lives through its promotion of education and good decision-making. This holiday season, we were able to provide the home with the essentials it needs to run smoothly, including toiletries, clothing, and bedding.
Learn more: www.mercyhome.org
Primo Center for Women and Children
The Primo Center for Women and Children (PCWC) provides abused and homeless families with a place of warmth and shelter in one of Chicago’s most impoverished neighborhoods. The PCWC encourages mothers to continue their education and ultimately, find employment while also paying close attention to the needs of their children. Home to roughly 30 families, the PCWC keeps its doors open 24/7 with the help of its supporters. This holiday season, we were able to give the center fresh sheets for the families, diapers for the children, and toiletries for the mothers.
Learn more: www.primocenter.org
Project Perfect World
Project Perfect World (PPW) is dedicated to improving the health and condition of children living in less-developed countries. This charity, through the hard work of its volunteers, sponsors medical teams to perform surgeries on children with debilitating disabilities. Without the help of PPW, these children would have no other access to healthcare and thus, face ostracism from their communities. Over 1,000 children have been aided thanks to the support of the organization’s volunteers and donors. At our company, we support PPW monetarily because we believe these children deserve a chance to overcome their predicaments and live long, happy lives.
Learn more: www.projectperfectworld.com
Tori Wilensky Foundation
The Tori Wilensky Foundation–started by our own Vice President, Eric Wilensky, and his family–raises funds and awareness for Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC). SUDC is the unexpected death of a child over 12 months, which remains unexplained after a thorough investigation is conducted. With our monetary donation, we aim to help affected families gain access to the resources they need while keeping the beautiful spirit of Tori alive.
Learn more: http://sudc.org
Wounded Warrior Project
This 501(c)(3) charity assists post-9/11 military veterans who were physically or mentally injured during their service. By providing programs focused on the categories of mind, body, economic empowerment, and engagement, the Wounded Warrior Project aims to help those who have served on our behalf by reacclimating them to everyday tasks and improving their overall quality of life. Our monetary donation serves as our thank you to these inpiduals, who deserve to live the best possible lives they can.
Learn more: www.woundedwarriorproject.org