​First Quarter Impact:

For the ​​​​first quarter of 201​7, FT Cares Foundation impacted ​26 organizations totaling $​​​​72,436.05.

Impact May 2016: Global Action

Habitat for Humanity
On May 21, a sunny Saturday morning, FT Cares was hard at work bringing the light of the Foundation into a home in Hanover Park. Guided by team leaders from DuPage Habitat for Humanity, we worked all day to help a disabled woman rejuvenate her home. Our team included Mary Nunez and her daughter Nicole, Maribeth Nagy, Jane Doyle and Lisa Weier along with two long-time Foundation supporters Robyn Coyne and Karen Smith.  Together we were able to move furniture, prep the space, paint the ceilings and walls, clean the house and return everything back into place in about 7 hours! Thank you to everyone for all your hard work!

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 ​July 14th is another build day. See the Events page for more information. 


charity:water ​Water ​Project Update!
Please click the link below to view our support in helping bring water to Mali
Click here to view our Water ​Project ​Update


Kangu Mamas Update! 
Click on the mamas below to meet their babies and see a message from Teso Safe Motherhood Project

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medium_1465386829  Ruth
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May 201​7 donations will be posted when available; below are the ​​​May 2016 Impact donations so you can see the organizations the Foundation has previously impacted.

The Foundation touched the lives of pregnant women in Uganda and Kenya by funding access to clean, life-saving healthcare services before, during and after delivery through a donation of $1802 to Kangu Inc. Kangu is an easy, concrete and personal way to fund healthcare services for pregnant moms around the world.

Tanzania. Philippines. Kenya. Columbia. This month we also helped complete the funding of micro-loans to men and women across the globe through Opportunity International. Our donation of $3000 in micro-loans will allow business owners to expand their shops and allow a school proprietor to construct computer classrooms and also a new dining hall to allow children to eat nutritious meals each day.  

As part of our continuing support for our three “adopted” children around the world, we donated $1296 to Save the Children. Merci, a nine year old from Malawi, Jhon, a seven year old from Bolivia and Khaidejah, a nine year old from the United States all benefit from our yearly sponsorship.

Plan International USA received $1270 in funding this month for several of its initiatives. We were able to provide two families the livestock, tools, and training they need to start their own farm and help secure a better future. With a means to make a living, those families can earn enough money to feed themselves and send their children to school. The Foundation also helped provide five families zika protection kits—filled with critical items like bed nets, repellent, and educational materials—which protect an entire family from Zika-infected mosquitos. In addition, we helped ensure that adolescent girls in Bangladesh have a place to turn to for reliable, age-appropriate information and health services so they can avoid teen pregnancy and prevent early marriage.

At the time it was created, 300 volunteers made up Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (“MSF”): doctors, nurses, and other staff, including the 13 founding doctors and journalists. MSF was created on the belief that all people have the right to medical care regardless of gender, race, religion, creed, or political affiliation, and that the needs of these people outweigh respect for national boundaries. The Foundation was proud to support their international efforts with a donation of $3000 this month.

The Foundation’s gift of $2900 to MAP International will help pack and ship 1/5 of a shipping container fully loaded with essential medicines and supplies to bring relief, treat illnesses, help prevent infection from spreading and benefit an entire community.

 

* Extra difference: The Foundation sent $1500 to Team Rubicon USA in support of its partnership with members of TR Canada to provide incident, volunteer, and debris management to support residents affected by the Fort McMurray wildfire in Alberta, Canada. Team Rubicon’s primary mission is to provide disaster relief to those affected by natural disasters, be them domestic or international. By pairing the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders, medical professionals, and technology solutions, Team Rubicon aims to provide the greatest service and impact possible.

* Extra Difference: To help out our friends down there in Texas, the Foundation made an extra difference by donating $1500 to Samaritan’s Purse in support of its personnel and flood disaster relief units on the ground in Texas.

* Extra Difference: We made an extra difference in May by donating to Off the Street Club (OTSC), the oldest boys and girls club in the city of Chicago. Our $2500 donation will allow 5 children to attend Camp Matthieu located right here in Wheaton. 

* Extra Difference: We made an extra difference in May by donating $500 to American Brain Tumor Association for an event that pays tribute to Ryan J. Hanrahan while also raising funds to find a cure for brain cancer, the disease that took his life at the young age of 30.

* Extra Difference: Refuge for Women
provides a residential healing experience for some of the estimated 25,000 women in the Chicagoland area who have been victims of sexual exploitation and human trafficking. The Foundation was proud to support their efforts with a $500 donation.

* Extra Difference: VOICES of September 11 helps families heal after tragedy. VOICES continues to address the long-term needs of those impacted by 9/11, while helping communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from other acts of mass violence and disasters. In honor of the great work that they are doing, the Foundation was proud to donate $3000.