2023 North Shore Exchange Grant Reception
It’s officially Fall or maybe it’s just around the corner depending on who you ask. That means it’s also time for North Shore Exchange to award our grants.
This year, we are excited to announce $510,000 in grants 13 Chicago non-profit organizations that help support children and families living in poverty. These organizations have missions that range from ensuring that the critical necessities of food, shelter, domestic violence protection and healthcare are being met to providing for the longer needs of mental health services and legal rights. These grants bring our total charitable grants to-date to $3.7 million.
We are proud to help support these organizations and could not do it without the support of our dedicated team of volunteers, consignors, donors, shoppers and staff.
Below is a brief summary of their work:
CARE FOR REAL. Care for Real provides food, clothing and referral services to low-income families and engages the community to help neighbors in need.
CASA Cook County. Casa Cook County (Court Appointed Special Advocates) advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the juvenile court system.
Children’s Research Triangle. Children’s Research Triangle provides mental healthcare to at-risk youth struggling with trauma in Chicago’s underserved communities.
Family Service of Glencoe. Family Service of Glencoe (FSG) promotes a stronger community by providing mental health counseling services to those living or working in Glencoe.
Fill a Heart for Kids. Fill a Heart 4 Kidsprovides homeless and foster children the critical necessities of food, educational support, life skills, and enriching experiences.
Housing Opportunities & Maintenance for the Elderly “HOME”. Housing Opportunities & Maintenance for the Elderlyprovides both affordable housing and housing support services for seniors living on low incomes.
La Casa Norte. La Casa Norte provides overnight shelter, drop in and permanent housing, along with a health clinic, food pantry, and case management primarily to youth in Chicago.
Illinois Fire Safety Alliance, Burn Camp. In honor of Glencoe’s Public Safety Department, NSE supports the one week camp for children who have experienced injuries from burns. Illinois Fire and Safety - Camp I am Me
North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic (NSLAC). North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic provides accessible, quality, free legal services in the areas of domestic violence, housing and immigration to low-income, at risk individuals and families.
Nourishing Hope. Nourishing Hope (formerly Lakeview Pantry) provides food, mental wellness counseling, and job and housing assistance to those in need.
Old Irving Park Community Center. Old Irving Park Community Clinic provides free, quality and culturally competent medical and behavioral healthcare to uninsured and underinsured adults.
RefugeeOne. RefugeeOne is a full-service resettlement agency helping refugees fleeing terror and persecution to build new lives of safety, dignity and self-reliance.
WINGS. WINGS operates two safe houses that provide emergency shelter, safety, food, clothing and integrated services for victims fleeing domestic violence.
If you would like to learn more about any of these organizations please follow the links above.