Local Charity, Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center, Needs Area Support to Receive $250,000 Grant from Chase Community Giving
- Organization: Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center (GECRC)
- Causes: Educational, Kids
- Date(s): Area residents can make a huge impact by voting on Facebook from now to September 18th!
- Contact person: MaryBeth Sackett
- Phone: 630-469-1568
- Email: Sackettfam@aol.com
- Website: www.gecrc.org
Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center (GECRC), a non-profit working to promote literacy and life skills to low-income children in Glen Ellyn is competing with charities nationwide for grants ranging from $10,000 to $250,000 from the Chase Community Giving program. Residents can help ensure their success by simply voting for GECRC through the Chase Community Giving program on Facebook.
Through the utilization of social media networks, the Chase Community Giving program has already directed more than $20 million dollars toward charities nationwide, putting the power to bring positive change across the nation into the hands of those who need it most. Due to enthusiasm, the program is being continued this year, giving hundreds of additional charities, including GECRC the opportunity to win grants to further their mission.
Said Program Director, Katie Galli-Holden, “It is the goal of the GECRC to expand to other schools in Glen Ellyn to serve more low income children. $10,000 would make a huge impact on making that goal a reality.”
The Fall 2012 round of the Chase Community Giving program is designed to benefit smaller and local charities by being limited to 501(c)3 charities with operating budgets under $10 million. The top eligible charity receives $250,000 and the remaining 195 top charities earn $10,000 through $100,000 awards, for a total of $5 million dollars in grants.
With the support of our volunteers, fans and local residents, GECRC has the opportunity to get much needed resources to implement big changes!
How You Can Help
You can help GECRC receive up to $250,000 by simply visiting Facebook.com/ChaseCommunityGiving and casting your vote!
If you have questions about GECRC or would like to get involved, please contact Volunteer@gecrc.org or call 630-899-9919.
The Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center has been providing cost-free after-school and summer educational support services for low-income children in Glen Ellyn since 2002.
Our objectives remain clear and focused-
• To help low income children who are at risk of academic failure attain competencies in core literacy and life skills
• To assist non-native, low income children achieve cultural literacy skills and help them adapt to life in our community
• To aid parents/caregivers in providing educational support for their children through elementary grade levels.
About Chase Community Giving
Chase Community Giving is grant program inspiring a new way of corporate philanthropy by letting participants vote to help determine which small and local non profits will receive donations from Chase. The program has given away over $20 million in grants to charities nationwide, with focuses including animals & environment; education; health; military & veterans; poverty; and the arts. To learn more about the program, visit Facebook.com/ChaseCommunityGiving.