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Grant A Wish, Inc has begun it’s spring/summer improvement projects at the center. We wish to thank Linda Chidress, Beverly Colar-Credelle & their group members from the National Sigma Beta Xi Sorority, Inc, Beta Gamma Chapter serving Lake County of Upper Northwest Indiana and the South Side of Chicago & suburbs. We wish to thank their sorority members for coming out and helping to better organize the Grant A Wish Baby Program inventory of baby clothing & supplies on Sunday June 25, 2017 at the Grant A Wish Children & Family Center. We have projects inside and outside the center throughout this summer. From repairing flooring, to painting inside and outside, we have gardening projects including planting flowers and cutting trees down. We need the donation of 16 new windows for our centers first and second floor. We will also be cleaning out our basement for damaged supplies from floods over the years. We also will be tuck-pointing the exterior of our brick building. We need to repair our gutter system on the exterior of the roofing area. We completed painting the first floor ceiling white and gold trim around the ceiling trim, additionally painting the woodworking for improvement of the center. Our decorative ceiling just got painted in May and hadn’t been painted in 16 years and it is an old fashioned ceiling from the 40’s, we also will be installing a movable flat screen TV for broadcasting our program information.

We have community service volunteers assigned to us from the cook county court system to help us with a variety of projects. We are grateful to them for the support and we are looking to expand our center into the other lots we have to provide more assistance to residents with other programs and projects. We will be introducing the ” The Love Project “ soon to area residents to address crime issues and to help with an introduction to solutions to violence in the Chicago area. We will be making available a community board for posting of jobs, educational opportunities, information from other organizations that have programs to benefit the collective. We need grant writers to help with soliciting funds from funding sources. Just email us at: info@grantawishincchicago.org with any inquiries into possibly submitting grants with the government, foundations or the corporate community.

Our projects are to help develop and make improvement to our programs and activities for the benefit of all. We are in need of financial donations to help buy supplies or the donation of general supplies, especially new weatherized windows for some or all of the 16 windows we are in need of replacing. We will be also offering classes on a limited basis to assist with resumes and helping those seeking employment opportunities. These are just some of the projects for 2017 and we will be working harder to get funding for various future projects. We provide          ” Gifts That Make A Difference “ and together we can change the world.