February 2018 donations will be posted when available; below are the February 2017 Impact donations so you can see the organizations the Foundation has previously impacted.
The Foundation was proud to donate $5,000 to Fox Valley Hands of Hope. Fox Valley Hands of Hope is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization which supplies services that provide hope for those experiencing grief while continuing to provide supportive care to those who are dealing with life-threatening illnesses. Since 1981, FVHH has served more than 22,000 clients and their families in the greater Fox Valley area of Illinois.
As a long-time supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association, the Foundation donated $2000 to the Alzheimer’s Reason to Hope luncheon in support of its mission to advance research to end Alzheimer's and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease.
Twilight Wish Foundation’s mission is to honor and enrich the lives of deserving seniors through wish granting celebrations that connect generations. The Wish Program recipients must be 68 years of age or older or permanent residents of an eldercare facility, have an annual income that is less than 200% of the poverty level and must also have a history of giving back to their community.
To that end, the Foundation donated $2000 to grant the wishes of:
Sandra T., 72, Las Vegas, NV
Sandra is unable to sleep lying flat due to a medical condition. She currently sleeps in her chair. She wishes for an adjustable twin bed. She lives on a fixed income and cannot afford to buy one.
Patricia S., 70, East Middlebury, VT
Patricia was a foster parent for 35 years. She volunteered at elementary schools to read books to the students and has helped run blood drives at the VFW. She lives by herself on a fixed income. She hasn't seen her brother and his family in many years. Her wish would be to visit them in Georgia and spend quality time with them.
David G., 69, Springfield, TN
David served in the Marines during the Vietnam War. He and his wife have operated a community service ministry that provides food to low income families for thirty years. He has not been able to visit his siblings who live in his hometown of LaFeria, TX. His wish is to be able to spend time with his family while he is still healthy to do so.
The Foundation granted $1500 to Senior Home Sharing an organization that offers seniors with limited incomes a residential housing option resembling homes they have lived in for decades. The donation will provide two residents three meals a day for an entire year.
The Foundation distributed proceeds from the Light the Torch race to the following organizations:
FT Cares Foundation
120 E. Liberty Drive
Wheaton, IL 60187
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