Each Year a New Charity

The membership chooses one 501(c)(3) charitable organization every year to support through
service and fundraising.

2024 Charitable Partner

Lake County Haven

Lake County Haven is a social-service agency dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless women and children. We use education, employment, and life-skills training to help people move from homelessness to independence. Throughout this process, our goal is always the long-term stability and self-sufficiency of each person.

There are hundreds of people who are homeless in Lake County on a given night. Many of those people are women and children. Some are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. Others are addicted to alcohol or drugs. Most are grappling with serious physical and mental health issues. Nearly all are unemployed, underemployed, heavily indebted, and/or unable to pay rent.

The Haven’s Transitional Shelter Program features a comprehensive array of services designed to transition people from homelessness to independence. Graduates of this program may continue to receive housing and services in the agency’s Transitional Housing Program if they need more time to accomplish all of their goals. Intensive Case Management and other services tie both programs together and offer current and former residents an abundance of opportunities to stabilize and improve their lives.

  

Past Charities

2022 Charitable Partner

Enchanted Backpack

Through their buying savvy, Enchanted Backpack loads and delivers vans with school supplies, books, coats, art supplies, athletic equipment, personal necessities and more. 

The vans (think of them as huge magical and mystical backpacks) make deliveries throughout the entire year to qualifying public, private and charter schools, who have applied and been accepted for the program.

Elementary and middle schools with at least 50% of their students eligible for the Federal Free/Reduced Lunch Program may participate. 

Each year the program serves up to 50 schools, which amounts to approximately 20,000 students and 1,200 classroom teachers.

2023 Charitable Partner

Fill a Heart 4 Kids

Fill a Heart 4 Kids™… 4 Brighter Futures!

gives unaccompanied homeless youth, at risk, and foster children educational support, necessities and positive experiences to help their heart’s heal and restore their dignity – so they can achieve Brighter Futures!    

 Fill a Heart 4 Kids™ “Goal”

is for homeless youth and foster children to heal, feel valued and receive critical resources from our supportive community…
4 Brighter Futures!