Voluntary Charitable Payroll Deduction Program
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City of Chicago Voluntary Charitable Payroll Deduction Program City of Chicago Employees Combined Appeal Dear Friends, Over the years, City of Chicago employees have extended their generosity to thousands of individuals and families represented in the Employee Charitable Payroll Contributions Program. In 2008, contributions totaled approximately $1 million. The City’s Contributions Program offers numerous opportunities to continue your generous giving. Many outstanding organizations are feautured in this booklet including ten new participants. Your contributions may be distributed to as many as ten agencies of your choice. I urge you to review this information and pledge your support to the groups you choose. Now more than ever, nonprofit organizations need our help. Thank you in advance for your consider- ation and for helping to make Chicago an even better place to live, work and raise families. Sincerely, Mayor City of Chicago Employees Combined Appeal 1AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY1.800.ACS.2345 • www.cancer.org • 1.800.ACS.2345 • www.cancer.org • 1.800.ACS.2345 Your contributions help us assist cancer patients directly ... and so much more. Th an k s t o y ou r ge ne r ou s d o na t i o n s , t h e A m e r i c an C an c e r S o c i e t y i s m a k i n g a d i f f e r e n c e i n c a n c e r p a t i e n t s l i v e s . O u r c o m p a s s i o n a t e , k n o w l e d g e a b l e c a n c e r i n f o r m a t i o n s p e c i a l i s t s a r e a v a i l a b l e 2 4 h o u r s a d a y , e v e r y d a y – w h e t h e r p e o p l e k n o w w h a t t h e y n e e d, o r e v e n i f t h e y ’r e n ot s ur e w h e r e t o s t a r t. W e c a n p r o v i d e : • C an c e r i n f o r ma t i o n t o h el p pa t i e n t s e v a l u a t e t h ei r o pt i o n s • A c c e s s t o c l i n i c a l t r i a l s and l i f esa v i ng t r e a t m e n t s • R i de s t o t r e a t m e n t o r d i s c ou n t s f o r l o d g i ng w h e n t r e a t m e n t i s f a r f r om h om e • H e l p l o c a t i n g f i n a n c i a l r e s o u r c e s o r a n s w e r i n g i n s u r a n c e q u e s t i o n s • E m ot i o n a l s u p p o r t t h r ough c an c e r pa t i e n t- s ur v i v o r g r ou p s • S e m i n a r s de a l i n g w i t h t r e a t m e n t s i de ef f e c t s, f r e e w i g s, h a t s and t e m p o r a r y pr o s t h e s e s • A nd s o m u c h m o r e … A l l of our f r e e pr o g r am s and s e r v i c es a r e m a de a v ai l a b l e t h r oug h t h e ge n e r ou s s u p p o r t o f A m e r i c a n C a n c e r S o c i e t y d o n o r s a n d v o l u n t e e r s . P l e a s e j o i n u s a n d m a k e a d i f f e r e n c e . 1.800.ACS.2345 • www.cancer.org • 1.800.ACS.2345 • www.cancer.org • 1.800.ACS.2345 2AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION Helping families live longer, stronger lives since 1924 We’re working to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke through research, advocacy and special programs like these: • Go Red For Women movement to prevent heart disease • Alliance for a Healthier Generation to fight childhood obesity • Power To End Stroke initiative to help African Americans reduce their high risk for stroke • START! movement to promote walking in the workplace Our work is urgent. We can’t achieve our lifesaving goals in the Chicago area without your support. 208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 900 Chicago, IL 60604 312-346-4675 • Fax 312-346-8236 www.americanheart.org City of Chicago Employees Combined Appeal 3BlACk UNITEd FUNd OF IllINOIS, INC. 4IllINOIS COMMUNITY HEAlTH CHARITIES For over 20 years, Community Health Charities of Illinois has been providing employees the opportunity to support medical research, health education, and patient services through charitable giving in the workplace. Every dollar raised makes a measurable impact in the community and helps change the world one disease at a time. Community Health Charities of Illinois 307 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 800 Chicago, IL 60601 312-360-0382 • 312-360-388 Fax www.healthcharitiesillinois.org • info@healthcharitiesillinois.org City of Chicago Employees Combined Appeal 5EARTH SHARE OF IllINOIS Earth Share of Illinois is an alliance of leading environmental and conserva- tion charities, working across Illinois and the nation to protect human health and the environment. The environment is everywhere; it is our drinking water, our neighborhood parks, our children’s schools, the air we breathe and the food we eat. Take care of the and it will take care of you. We make it easy for you to make a difference and offer a simple way to care for our health, water, air, land, and wildlife. A gift to Earth Share of Illinois supports over 60 organizations working to protect, conserve, and care for our environment. For a full list of organizations, please visit us online at www.earthshare-illinois.org. Earth Share of Illinois 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1300 Chicago, IL 60601 312.795.3740 312.795.3742 – fax www.earthshare-illinois.org info@earthshare-illinois.org 6SPECIAl OlYMPICS IllINOIS Special Olympics IllinoisIllinois provides year-round training and com- petition in 19 Olympic-style sports for 20,000 adults and children (8 years and older) with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Illinois conducts more than 175 events throughout the state each year. The first Special Olympics games were held in 1968 at Soldier Field in Chicago. Special involves more than 2.2 million athletes in more than 150 countries. Mission Statement Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competi- tion in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children (ages 8 years and older) and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continu- ing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friend- ship with their families, other athletes and the community. Contact: Special Olympics Illinois at (800) 394-0562: fax: 309-888-2570; www.soill.org. Contact Kyle Moore at kmoore@soill.org. City of Chicago Employees Combined Appeal 7AFTER SCHOOl MATTERS After School Matters (ASM) is a non-profit organization that expands out-of- school opportunities for Chicago teens by partnering with the City of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Park District, and community-based organizations throughout the city. Through its nationally recognized gallery37, science37, sports37, tech37, and words37 programs, ASM provides teens hands-on opportunities that expose them to rewarding career opportunities and help them develop marketable job skills which have value in the workplace. ASM is the largest program of its kind for teenagers in the United States—it has grown from nine programs in three high schools serving 180 teens in fall 2000, to nearly 800 in 41 high for almost 23,000 teens in 2005-2006. Contact information: After School Matters 66 East Randolph Street Chicago, IL 60601 P: 312-742-4182 F: 312-744-0862 www.afterschoolmatters.org GlOBAl IMPACT 8 Since 1956, Global Impact’s mission has been to help the millions of people in need across the world through programs that rebuild lives and communities. Global Impact is honored to link American donors with more than 50 U.S.-based international charities whose work touches the lives of individuals and families in every corner of the globe. Our mem- bership includes CARE, Doctors Without Borders USA, Africare, Save the Children, UNICEF and World Vision. In our half-century of service, we are especially proud to have distributed more than $500 million to our charities, creating real and sustainable results in health care, education, job skills training and hunger relief. GLOBAL IMPACT Assuring Help for People in Need P.O. Box 371 Stillwater, MN 55082-4427 651-439-3591(direct) 703-717-5215 (fax) tracy.maki@charity.org City of Chicago Employees Combined Appeal 9lITTlE CITY FOUNdATION little City Foundation was born out of a dream by a group of com- mitted parents who rejected the pressures and advice of professionals who said their children with behavior and intellectual disabilities, Chicago Office Down Syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, or visual, behavior-700 N. Sacramento, Suite 220 al, hearing, or emotional challenges should be institutionalized. This Chicago, IL 60612-1026 revolutionary concept of a “Little City” began in 1959 on 56 acres of (773) 265-1539 land in Palatine, Illinois. Little City was designed to empower chil- www.littlecity.org dren and adults through its various programs: to provide education, training, and encouragement, also to enable all of LCF’s participants to accomplish beyond what “experts” thought and become all that they can be. Little City Foundation’s mission is to provide state-of-the-art services that enable children and adults with developmental disabilities, and other emotional, behavioral or medical disabilities, to lead meaning- ful, productive and dignified lives. Little City began as a small and unassuming organization; however, driven by the collective enthu- siasm of its committed founders and their tireless fundraising efforts Little City grew. That intense momentum and the desire to help others still continues on the grounds of Little City Foundation. 10BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF METROPOlITAN CHICAGO BIG BIG OF METROPOlITAN CHICAGO TMLittle Moments. Big Magic. Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States. We have been the leader in one-to-one youth service for more than a century, developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people. Big Brothers Big Sisters mentors children, ages 7 through 17, in communities across the country–including yours. The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with mentors that have a measurable impact on youth. Contact Big Brothers Big Sisters today at 312-427-0637. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago • 560 West Lake Street, 5th Floor Chicago, Illinois 60661 Fax: 312-427-0760 • www.bbbschgo.org City of Chicago Employees Combined Appeal 11MARCH OF dIMES The March of dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defect, premature birth, and infant mortality. Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes funds programs of research, community services, education, and advocacy to save babies and in 2003 launched a five-year campaign to address the increasing rate of premature birth. For more information, visit the March of Dimes Web site at www.marchofdimes.com or its Spanish Web site at www.nacersano.org. Fundraising and support services for 2006 were 10%. For more information on our programs and events, please call or fax The March of Dimes Chicago Division at 312/435-4007, fax 312/435-0966. Our web site is http://www.marchofdimes.com/illinois and our email is IL623@marchofdimes.com. 12SICklE CEll dISEASE ASSOCIATION OF IllINOIS Sickle Cell disease Association of Illinois’ (SCdAI’s) mission is to enhance the quality of life for people with sickle cell dis- ease. SCDAI acts as an advocate for improved health care and services for sickle cell patients by educating and informing the community through outreach programs and projects. Since 1971, SCDAI’s programs include: conferences and work- shops for medical professionals, newborn screening services, counseling, referral services, emergency financial aid, scholar- ships, and summer camps for children with sickle cell disease. We welcome your financial support to continue with this quality endeavor. City of Chicago Employees Combined Appeal 13BREAST CANCER NETWORk OF STRENGTH (Formerly Y-Me) Breast Cancer Network of Strength® provides immediate emotional relief to anyone affected by breast cancer through the YourShoes™ 24/7 breast cancer support center, which includes the country’s only toll-free hotline staffed exclusively by breast cancer survivors. Breast Cancer Network of Strength raises money to fund YourShoes, several outreach programs, breast health awareness workshops, wigs and prostheses banks for women with limited resources, and advocacy on breast cancer related policies. For more information about Breast Cancer Network of Strength, visit www.networkofstrength.org. Peer counselors can be contacted at 1-800-221-2141, with interpreters available in more than 150 languages. 14UNITEd NEGRO COllEGE FUNd (UNCF) United Negro College Fund “A Mind Is A Terrible Thing to Waste.” The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is the nation’s largest, oldest, most successful and most comprehensive minority higher education assistance organization. UNCF provides operating funds and technology enhancement services for 39 member historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), scholarships and internships for students at about 900 institutions and faculty and administrative professional training. Over 63 years, the United Negro College Fund has raised more than $2 billion to help a total of more than 350,000 stu- dents attend college and has distributed more funds to help minorities attend school than any entity outside of the government. City of Chicago Employees Combined Appeal 15UNITEd WAY OF METROPOlITAN CHICAGO United Way of Metropolitan Chicago Focusing on the greatest needs in our community. From educational achievement to affordable housing to healthcare access, United Way provides the leadership and resources it takes to help people overcome life’s challenges and become independent. We work to understand the needs in each community we serve, and then we fund the network of programs that can best address those needs—or we launch new initiatives that will. We hold ourselves and all of our partner programs accountable for delivering measurable results, so you know your contributions make the greatest impact possible. For more than 75 years, supporting United Way has been the most effective Way to improve lives and strengthen our community. United Way of Metropolitan Chicago 560 W. Lake St. Chicago, IL 60661 Phone: 312-906-2350 • Fax: 312-876-0199 www.uw-mc.org 16EASTER SEAlS METROPOlITAN CHICAGO Making a difference... Creating Solutions, Changing lives Every day, people look to Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago to help them realize their full potential and become independent members of society. In response to the needs of our community, Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago offers a wide range of programs including specialized therapeutic schools for children with autism, emotional behavior disorder, and / or severe learning disabilities, early intervention, respite services, adult job training and much more. ESMC Central Office /We are very excited about the new state-of-the-art Therapeutic School and Administrative Offices:Center for Autism Research soon to be built in the Illinois Medical District. This will provide high quality educational and therapeutic programs and 1939 West 13th Street services to children with autism and emotional behavior disorders in the Suite 300 Chicago area. This will offer a specialized curriculum incorporating academ- Chicago, IL 60608-1226 312-491-4110 Main Phoneics, cooperative play, speech and language therapy, computer training, sensory 312-733-0247 Main Faxintegrated techniques and aquatic therapy. This will be the first of its kind in the United States and will help Easter Seals to collaborate and find the cause www.chicago.easterseals.com and cure for autism.