At Geneca, we recognize the importance of reaching out to your community and helping where you can. Below is a list of charities and organizations that we have worked with and continue working with in order to improve the lives of those around us.
Feed My Starving Children
FMSC is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s starving children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals formulated specially for starving children, and we ship the meals to nearly 70 countries around the world.
American Cancer Society
The goal of the ACS is to prevent cancer, save lives and diminish suffering from cancer. Their areas of focus include cancer research, and cancer information services, providing accurate, up-to-date information on cancer to people around the world.
Big Brothers, Big Sisters
BBBS’s mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with mentors that have a measurable impact on youth.
Ss. Peter and Paul Home and School
Ss. Peter and Paul Home and School Association is responsible for providing a variety of services for Ss. Peter and Paul parents and children including auction, parent directory, hot lunch, hospitality, hobby fair, art awareness, greeters mentoring new families, school supplies, and uniform exchange.
Illinois Chapter of AG Bell
The Illinois Chapter of AG Bell encourages independence through listening and speaking by providing support, advocacy, education and networking for persons with hearing loss of all ages, their families and professionals.
St. Jude’s Children Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay.
The Komen Foundation
Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the global leader of the breast cancer movement, has invested nearly $1.5 billion since its inception in 1982. As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, we’re working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®, and generous contributions from our partners, sponsors and fellow supporters, we have become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.
Child’s Voice is a non-public oral deaf school where children who are hard of hearing and profoundly deaf learn to listen and talk, without the use of sign language. Child’s Voice, the only state-approved oral deaf education school in Northern Illinois, was founded by a group of dedicated and determined parents who believed that deaf children should have the opportunity to learn to talk.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich their lives with hope, strength and joy. Since 1985, the Foundation has granted more than 9,000 wishes in Illinois.
Society of St. Vincent De Paul
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. An essential precept of the Society’s work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless.
i.c.stars was formed in 1999 to develop 1,000 Community Leaders by 2020. We are a non-profit organization in Chicago for adults with a high school diploma or GED. Using project-based learning and full immersion teaching, i.c. stars provides an opportunity for change-driven, future leaders to develop skills in business and technology.
Lumity, a nonprofit organization serving the Chicago region for 25 years, helps charitable organizations to more effectively fulfill their missions through technology, financial support services, and training. Lumity looks to mitigate the digital divide via Community Technology Centers and offers the most active and affordable nonprofit job search site www.NPO.net.
Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation
The mission of Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation is to provide opportunities and resources to children or their families who are in need. Since 2005, Charles Tillman’s charitable efforts have impacted the lives of over one million Chicago-area children.
Feeding America (previously America’s Second Harvest)
Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Our mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger. Each year, the Feeding America network provides food to more than 37 million low-income people facing hunger in the United States, including more than 14 million children and nearly 3 million seniors.