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The Woman’s Club of Evanston (WCE) last month announced the recipients of its 2017 Community Grants.
This year the WCE is supporting programs in Evanston and the surrounding communities that provide services for the homeless and those at imminent risk of becoming homeless. The WCE has worked collaboratively to raise more than $175,000 for these non-profits.
The 2017 grant recipients are Bundled Blessings, Connections for the Homeless, Evanston School Children’s Clothing Association (ESCCA), Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse, Family Promise Chicago North Shore, The Floured Apron, Good News Partners, Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center, Howard Area Community Center, James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy, Lawrence Hall, LifeSpan, New Moms, Sarah’s Circle, Second Baptist Church, Souper Saturday/First Presbyterian Church and Y.O.U.
The WCE also awarded grants to two organizations selected in 2016 to receive the proceeds of their major fundraising events: Literature for All of Us and Peer Health Exchange. In 2018, the recipients of these grants will be the McGaw YMCA Men’s Residence Program and the YWCA Bridges Longer Term Housing for Survivors of Domestic Violence.
In addition, the Clubhouse Usage grant recipient is Interfaith Action of Evanston (IAE). IAE’s mission is to bring together followers of various faiths to serve people who are hungry or homeless.
The organization works with 40 faith-based institutions and collaborates with the City of Evanston, Connections for the Homeless, and the Greater Chicago Food Depository.