Spirit of Giving: Four Organizations That Strengthen Our Community

Published 12/19/2018

Forum is proud to support the following organizations. Their commitment to helping others strengthens our community.

Climb to Safety
Climb to Safety is devoted to teaching financial literacy to elementary school students. It endeavors to bridge the financial knowledge gap and prepare students for many of the complex financial issues they will encounter as adults. For more information, visit climbtosafety.org.

DuPagePads is committed to ending homelessness in DuPage County by providing interim and permanent housing as well as ongoing support services. Bringing together civic, faith-based and social services groups, local businesses and human service agencies, DuPagePads addresses the needs of the homeless population with the support of 4,000 volunteers. For more information, visit dupagepads.org.

Lurie Children’s Foundation
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Lurie Children’s Foundation are focused on providing high-quality pediatric care and research for the health and well-being of all children. The hospital is the largest pediatric provider in the region and helps children from all 50 states. In 2017, more than 1,300 volunteers spent more than 56,000 hours with patients and families providing rest for parents, hospitality, play activities and other services. For more information, visit luriechildrens.org.

Special Olympics Illinois
Special Olympics Illinois is dedicated to changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by addressing the global injustice, isolation, intolerance and inactivity they face. Through statewide programming, Special Olympics Illinois provides opportunities for more than 23,000 athletes with the help of thousands of volunteers throughout Illinois. In July, Special Olympics celebrated its 50th anniversary at Soldier Field in Chicago. For more information, visit soill.org

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