Naperville CARES Awarded $5000 Grant from Yelp Foundation We are excited to announce that Naperville CARES received a $5000 grant from the Yelp Foundation, having been nominated and supported by votes from community members in the Yelp Foundation Gives Local grant contest.
From Naperville Patch: Naperville CARES, a volunteer-driven organization whose mission is to provide emergency financial support and resources for local families in crisis, announces that Sue Haines, a financial consultant for General Mills, has joined the non-profit’s board of directors.
From the Daily Herald: Save for a rainy day. We’ve all heard this simple financial advice and would like to think we could weather a sudden burst of medical bills or car expenses that aren’t part of our monthly budget. But for some families, the financial skies are always overcast as they struggle to stretch a paycheck to cover a rent or mortgage payment, a car loan, food, child care, school expenses and other necessities of life.
From the Naperville Sun: When some of Naperville’s top restaurateurs turn up in the same place at the same time, all bearing distinct forms of deliciousness, it can only mean one thing: spring is here. For a dozen years, Naperville CARES (Community Acting in Response to Economic Stress) has hosted Cuisine for a Cause every April. This year’s soiree is set for 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Navistar’s international headquarters in Lisle, just north of Warrenville Road at 2601 Navistar Drive.
From the Naperville Sun: For those who work in social services, the silos have begun to fade from view. Prompted by the most recent economic downturn, nonprofits that once vied for every available funding penny — functioning essentially as independent entities, or silos — today have assumed policies of resource sharing and other forms of teamwork that stretch that critical support as far as they can make it go.
From the Naperville Sun: Timing is everything, and for Naperville resident Doug Wilson, this January was the time to re-energize in terms of giving back to the community. He did just that by becoming the newest board member of Naperville CARES. Wilson, 61, has lived in Naperville for almost 30 years and last served the community in 2006 and 2007 as a member of a task force that worked on plans to renovate and expand the Naperville high schools.
From NCTV17: Javonte Burnett thought he was just going to Auto Truck Group’s holiday party. Instead, it turned out to be a very special day for him. Javonte received a donated car for all his hard work. “Despite the adversity that he’s gone through in his life, it’s really empowering and really inspiring to see him earn a car,” said Kathy Griffin, Javonte’s Case Manager at 360 Youth Services.