Our Community Grant awards will be distributed on April 14th. As in the past, our club's foundation is providing a match for additional donations made by club members. This year we will match 50 cents on your dollar, up to a $250 donation.
If you would like to make an additional donation, write your check to WNRCF or donate online to OUR FOUNDATION, noting the name of the organization that you would like to support.
The deadline for these donations is April 10.
Please respond to me if you intend to make a matching donation so that we can track them, and bring your check to lunch this week or next. Here are the organizations we are supporting:
Community Grants Recipients 2016
Allowance for Good – educates and engages youth ages 13-18 in topics such as philanthropy, community involvement, leadership development and social entrepreneurship. 
Angles – formerly LINKS, providing health and sexual identity education and support to teens and young adults in the metro area.
Blues Kids Foundation – preserve, perform and promote the Blues among America's youth. We support an annual Bluescamp for student musicians ages 12 to 18.
Holy Family Ministries – K-8 school in East Lawndale providing after school  and summer programs, providing a safe environment.
Jewish Council for Youth Services –  we support Champ Camp, providing a traditional summer camp experience to primarily low-income, Latino children entering first through sixth grade.
Literature for All of Us – works primarily with urban adolescents living in underserved neighborhoods in Chicago and nearby Evanston.
Meals at Home – provides home delivery of medically prescribed and regular meals to frail, elderly and mentally ill clients in the area.
Northeastern Illinois Scholarship – Scholarship for a new program offering MSW.  Supported also by Dirk Tussing.
Right to be Free – Rescue and rehabilitate children who are victims of human trafficking in Ghana.
Winnetka Youth Organization – provides a safe, supportive, and fun environment for teens outside of the home and school.