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360 Youth Services
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360 Youth Services helps youth navigate challenges. Our mission is to provide life-changing services through substance use prevention education, counseling, and housing. As our name indicates, we take a “360” comprehensive approach in identifying our clients’ challenges and encircling them with the services and support to help them reach their potential. We employ our professional expertise to create solutions and embrace our responsibility to foster a climate where all youth can thrive.

A Roof Over Your Head, Inc.
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The purpose of “A Roof Over Your Head” is to provide household repairs, various tasks, full roof replacements and roof repairs to hurting families or individuals in our local area.
More specifically, our purpose and mission is to help children of prisoners, orphans, widows, and soldiers/vets.

A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter
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Animals Deserving of Proper Treatment (A.D.O.P.T.) is a private, “no-kill”, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has found homes for more than 20,000 pets. We provide a temporary, loving home for dogs and cats that no longer have a family of their own. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of animals and to place them into loving and permanent homes through rescue, extraordinary and compassionate care and humane education.

Alive Naperville NFP
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Alive is Naperville’s teen center. We provide teens a unique place to connect, discover and come alive! Our mission is to be a Teen-Led, Teen-Driven (TLTD) center focused on empowering the youth of today to become the impassioned, resilient leaders of tomorrow. As a nonprofit organization, we offer free drop-in hours after school and over the summer as well as a myriad of programs, classes and events, designed to foster life skills, leadership, confidence and resilient teens.

BrightSide Theatre
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BrightSide Theatre in Naperville is a non-profit 501(c)3, non-Equity theatre committed to Enlighten, Educate, and Entertain through comedies and inspirational stories from across the globe.

BrightSide Theatre also offers a Youth Project, which is guided by the belief that involvement in arts programs helps children develop and builds self-esteem. Designed to provide a professional and educational experience for students aged 8-18, all who audition participate in the performances.

Career & Networking Center
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The Career & Networking Center's (CNC)) mission is to provide diverse resources to empower individuals to achieve fulfilling employment. CNC is a resource center for individuals in job search, looking to change careers and/or looking for professional networking opportunities. One-on-one appointments with HR and Business professional coaches, career enhancing & skill based workshops and accountability/networking groups are available in order to conduct an effective and successful job search.

DuPage Children’s Museum
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Play builds strong brains, strong bonds, and a bright future by allowing children to push boundaries, connect with others, and discover new things. In the Museum’s hands-on environment, play leads the way to building self confidence, strengthening problem-solving skills, learning to work together, and more. As a nonprofit, DuPage Children’s Museum relies on the generosity of the community to extend the benefits of learning through play to ALL children. We need YOUR help to Keep the Play Growing!

DuPage Habitat for Humanity
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At DuPage Habitat, we believe in a world where everyone has a decent place to call home. Within that home a family can find the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life. Unfortunately, in DuPage County the dream of homeownership is out of reach for many families. That’s where we step in. Through innovative programs and services, DuPage Habitat is empowering families to change their lives while strengthening our communities.

DuPage Health Coalition
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The DuPage Health Coalition is a partnership of health partners including hospitals, doctors and leaders of community organizations. The Coalition strives to make healthcare more efficient and effective, making it easier for lower-income families to receive high-quality healthcare. We operate several programs – Access DuPage, Silver Access DuPage, and DuPage Dispensary of Hope – all designed to keep DuPage residents healthy, regardless of their ability to pay.

DuPage Senior Citizens Council
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For over 40 years, we have been taking care of the seniors who live in DuPage County. Established in 1975, the DuPage Senior Citizens Council (DSCC) is volunteer-driven and a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

DSCC is also a proud member of Meals on Wheels America and is the official Meals on Wheels provider for all of DuPage County.

DuPagePads
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The mission of DuPagePads is to end homelessness.

The solution to end homelessness starts with housing and is more complex than providing individuals with food and shelter. DuPagePads is the largest provider of interim and permanent housing, coupled with support services in order to help individuals work toward a place to call home – DuPage Pads vital support services enable the individuals we help to receive case management and life coaching, employment support and more.

Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley
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At Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley, more than 1,000 children come through our doors each week. We believe in their abilities, help them achieve their goals and celebrate their progress every step of the way. Our core services for infants and children include physical, occupational and speech therapies, while also offering leading assistive technology therapy and more.

Edward Foundation
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The Edward Foundation is the charitable fundraising arm of Edward Hospital, with a mission to help provide the best and highest quality services, technology and staff to the communities it serves. Our goal is to help Edward Hospital’s commitment to excellence and maintain its position as a leading healthcare provider through philanthropic support, and achieve its vision to transform the healthcare experience to be safe, seamless and personal.

Fair Lady Productions, Inc.
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Fair Lady Productions, Inc. is a parent company of three vibrant not-for-profit programs.

Kidz Kabaret, Our flagship non-audition children’s theater group. Kidz Kabaret makes theater available to all youths with a passion for the stage.

Center Stage Players, An audition-only youth theater program for experienced students.

Center Stage Theater, Our community performing arts center.

Inside Out Club DuPage
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Inside Out Club DuPage serves children ages 3-12 through the Inside Out Club program, which is offered in 31 after-school locations, on the weekend and online (@Home). Inside Out Club lessons and events use hands-on volunteer service projects, interactive games, and themed books/videos to teach character skills designed to help kids be brave enough to ask questions; embrace their authentic selves; choose kindness and more. Our goal is to develop kids with character inside and out. #LiveInsideOut

Jeanine Nicarico Memorial Fund for Literacy
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The Jeanine Nicarico Memorial Fund for Literacy awards grants to promote a deeper understanding of literacy and provide enriched literacy opportunities for the learners in Naperville District 203 & 204 public and private schools. Over $550,000 in grants has been awarded since 1996, funds stay local, serving Naperville and portions of Aurora, Bolingbrook and Lisle. Past grants recipients include Dupage Advocacy Center, Project Help, Little Friends/Krejci Academy and Turning Pointe Foundation.

Jolly Old Soles
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Jolly Old Soles is dedicated to providing new and used shoes to primarily local organizations that assist both children and adults in need. Jolly Old Soles’ purpose is to connect those willing to help with those needing assistance with one of our basic human necessities, shoes. Jolly Old Soles was created by Dr. Phyllis Parise, a working mother who wanted to make a difference and Pay It Forward. Our mission is to collect and house new and used shoes donated via the generosity of our community an

KidsMatter
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KidsMatter is a non-profit organization that is building resilient kids who say “No” to destructive choices and “Yes” to their endless possibilities. We equip youth and families with tools to manage the stress of everyday life through dynamic school and community programs, practical education, resources, and youth recognition. Our vision is to empower the 45,000 kids we support in DuPage and Will counties to realize their purpose, know their value and find their pathway.

Literacy DuPage
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Literacy DuPage recruits and trains tutors who teach adults English. Since 1972, we’ve been equipping a big-hearted army of volunteers to sit side-by-side with adults who cannot understand, speak, read, or write English. Help us shatter the language barrier for immigrants, refugees, and other DuPage County residents. No teaching of foreign language experience needed. We’ll train you to tailor lessons, focusing on everyday life skills needed in an English-speaking world.

Little Friends, Inc.
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The mission of Little Friends is to empower children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities to live, learn, work, and thrive in their communities. Through the Center for Autism, our nationally-recognized school programs, residential, respite, and adult day services, Little Friends is unique in serving individuals from 18 months old through end of life. Annually, we provide services for more than 800 people each year across 9 counties and more than 50 school districts.

Loaves & Fishes Community Services
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Loaves & Fishes Community Services is an anti-poverty, hunger relief organization with a mission to provide healthy food and impactful programs to promote self-sufficiency. We believe in order to eliminate hunger we must address its root causes. We provide access to nutritious food and resources that help families overcome the barriers that prevent them from living healthy, economically stable lives.

Naperville Area Humane Society
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The Naperville Area Humane Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit limited admission animal shelter for dog and cat adoption, foster care, and owner surrenders serving the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Our shelter can house as many as eighteen dogs and fifty cats.

MISSION
To promote the humane treatment of companion animals and create lasting human-animal bonds.

VISION
To engage people to compassionately and responsibly create a more humane world.

VALUES
To deliver services to our com

Naperville Community Charitable Organization (DBA Naperville Jaycees)
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The Naperville Jaycees is a not-for-profit service organization with more than 100 members
dedicated to personal development through community service. The organization provides
Naperville area residents with the opportunity to better themselves and grow both personally and
professionally while giving through community service and fundraising efforts. The Naperville Jaycees are also the organizers of the Last Fling festival in Naperville.

Naperville Community Television (NCTV17)
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Naperville Community Television captures moments in time that inform and connect our community. You can hear a veteran’s voice tremble as he remembers serving his country, witness the camaraderie of runners racing in memory of a beloved coach, take pride in a town pulling together against racism. Every day, through the power of television, NCTV17 tells the stories that help residents feel more like neighbors. By donating to NCTV17, you help tell Naperville’s story on air and online!

Naperville Education Foundation
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Founded in 1992, the Naperville Education Foundation (NEF) is the philanthropic and grant making arm of Naperville Community Unit School District 203. NEF's mission is to encourage creativity, innovation, and excellence in the students of 203. The foundation funds programs that create opportunities that go above and beyond the district’s tax supported budget. NEF exists to benefit Naperville 203.

Naperville Little League Baseball (NLLB)
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Since 1952, Naperville Little League has been committed to providing healthful baseball activity and training in an atmosphere of wholesome community participation. The programs we offer are dedicated to helping 7 to 12 year olds become good and decent citizens. These programs strive to inspire children with an awareness and fondness of community. Our boundaries encompass all the schools in districts 203 and 204, including children in Naperville and parts of Bolingbrook, Lisle and Aurora.

Naperville Men’s Glee Club
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Making music and serving the Naperville community for 30 years, the Naperville Men's Glee Club seeks to inspire audiences, nurture youth in music appreciation, support community events and functions, and provide fellowship for men of all ages. NMGC has an established reputation which has earned local and national recognition. While fellowship and fun are key aspects of our mission, Glee Club members are serious about musicianship and strive for excellence in all activities and engagements.

Naperville Riverwalk Foundation
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Established in 1997, the Naperville Riverwalk Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization. Its mission is to promote, educate and enhance while serving as a conduit for financial gifts that augment the annual commitments of the City of Naperville and the Naperville Park District to design, build and maintain the Riverwalk. The Riverwalk Foundation is a 501(c)3, approved by the IRS. All gifts to support the Naperville Riverwalk Foundation are tax-deductible. Buy a commemorative brick!

Naperville Woman’s Club
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The Naperville Woman's Club was founded in 1897. Its purpose is to support and promote the arts, education, and community service in the Naperville area through volunteerism, scholarships, and financial donations to social service organizations. The Club hosts community events, including the annual Naperville Fine Art & Artisan Fair, a fall fundraiser, and the Young Adult High School Art Contest. The Club also preserves the local landmark, The Old Stone Church at 14 S. Washington Street.

Operation Support Our Troops-America
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Our mission is to support the morale and well being of American forces by providing comfort, resources and education to them and their families both while they are deployed in harm’s way and after their return. OSOT-America has developed multiple programs that support Gold Star Families, active duty military, veterans, and their families, including Leap of Faith, Comfort and Care Package program, Veteran's Assistance, and G.I. Yoga.

Operation Welcome You Home, NFP
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Operation Welcome You Home (a.k.a. OWYH)® Est 2007is a volunteer, local organization in Illinois, relying upon the generous donations of time, talent, and resources of our volunteers, supporters and donors. We work hard to minimize our expenses and are able to raise funds thru our Annual Run for the Brave 5K Run/Walk and other fundraisers.. We rely upon donations to help us fund our continued cause assisting/supporting Veterans. Please visit www.welcomeyouhome.org to learn more.

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Project HELP Program
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Project HELP’s mission is to empower parents, nurture families, and strengthen communities. Our Parent Workshops and home visiting Parent Mentor Program, offered in English and Spanish, benefit families by providing skills and support to build family strengths, bolster family resilience and minimize the risk of child abuse and neglect. We help parents develop the capacity and confidence they need to nurture the development of their children, giving them a strong start towards future success.

Pull-up Bars for Patriots
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Our mission is to establish permanent pull-up bar memorials in honor of fallen service members while encouraging physical fitness in communities across the United States. The pull-up bar memorial is
different from a tree, a bench or a statute, it is unique by being interactive. The memorial encourages everyone and anyone to do pull-ups in honor of the fallen to make sure they are not forgotten.

Riverwalk Adult Day Services
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Riverwalk Adult Day Services provides affordable day services to adults who are unable to be left home alone. We care for adults who are navigating conditions/diseases such as Alzheimer's, dementia, Parkinson's, Stroke, Intellectual disabilities, and more, by providing engaging physical and mental activitities in a loving environment. We provide caregivers the freedom to continue life with assurance that there loved ones are receiving safe and nurturing care from nurses and activity assistants.

Road Show Inc. Naperville
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Road Show, Inc. is a new nonprofit that is grown with heart-shaped roots in Naperville, IL. Show Choir is our pilot program with Road Show! special opportunity to share your love of song, dance, performing, storytelling and spreading heart and music within our community and beyond.
Our mission is to give unique performance opportunities and to serve as a training ground for not only the arts, but for life-skills, through genuine connection to compassion, professionalism and character.

Ronald McDonald Family Room in Edward Hospital
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We believe when a child is sick, a family is sick.
Our Mission: We exist so families can get better together!

Ronald McDonald Family Room is located within the pediatric unit, providing a home-like atmosphere where families can rest and unwind so they can better support their child during their medical journey.

Our Family Room offers 2 sleep rooms, shared comfortable living spaces with TV, stocked kitchenette and playroom. Catered meals provided by generous restaurants and donors & more

SAHAVE
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SAHAVE mission is to save lives from shortages of Blood. Give blood to save lives.

SAHAVE (pronounced Sa-ha’-vee / SʌHɑːVɪ phonetically) is a social enterprise actively developing a Benefit Corporation. We believe it is essential to focus on the social impact first and use the enterprise structure that supports our mission.

SAHAVE is the one place where people come together to help each other

SamaraCare
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At SamaraCare, we believe everyone should have access to mental health counseling regardless of their ability to pay. That’s why we established the Mental Health Access Program to ensure access to quality and affordable mental health counseling services for anyone who needs them. The program offers fee subsidies to qualifying clients with financial limitations. Last year, over 520 households received nearly $588,000 in fee subsidy assistance thanks to generous and concerned donors like you.

Sharing Connections
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Sharing Connections provides furniture and household items to families coping with a crisis. Families receive new and gently used furniture, household items, and clothing. The team works closely with partner organizations, such as domestic violence shelters, housing organizations, food pantries, schools, veterans, and teen parent organizations. Helping families receive cribs and beds for children is a major focus of our programming. Help your neighbor have a safe place to sleep tonight!

Spanish Ladder
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Spanish Ladder 501c3, a family run company, has been successfully sharing 2nd language acquisition learning with children & families since 1992. Spanish Ladder focuses on academically sound approaches to language acquisition & bringing languages to children!
2nd language acquisition boosts cognitive function, creativity, cultural tolerance, & more. With a strong emphasis on consistency, we utilize academically sound approaches, dynamic retention, voice recognition, & cultural exposure.

The Conservation Foundation
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We’re one of the region’s oldest nonprofit land and water conservation organizations dedicated to preserving open space, protecting rivers and watersheds and promoting stewardship of the environment in northeastern Illinois. Based on the south end of Naperville we’re an active, health promoting, member of our community. Work we have done in 2019 includes our annual river sweep, donation of native trees, installing gardens, and education efforts on ways that you can positively impact our earth.

The Rotary Club of Naperville
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Each year The Rotary Club of Naperville awards college scholarships to outstanding Naperville high school seniors.These students have excelled in academics and devoted significant efforts to better their schools and their community. The Club raises money to fund these scholarships and award them to deserving students who demonstrate the Rotary motto "Service Above Self". The Rotary Club of Naperville is committed to helping tomorrow's leaders pursue their dreams. Thank you for your support!

ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation
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MISSION: ThinkFirst's mission is to prevent brain, spinal cord and other traumatic injuries through education, research and advocacy.

VISION: Our vision is that students of all ages have access to ThinkFirst programs in order to increase their ability to lower their risk for injury, thereby significantly lowering the incidence of injury-related death and disability for all age groups.

Theory-based programs developed for all age groups are taught in schools/community groups for no cost.

Transformative Growth Counseling
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Transformative Growth Counseling is a not for profit community health organization that operates to provide mental heath counseling to under-served people in West/South/Northwest Illinois. Under-served persons include: low income, children & youth, children & youth, under-insured, LGBTQIA+, experience PTSD, and our program that helps those transfer from opioids to cannabis.

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation
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Established in 2007 to raise the quality of educational supports for children and young adults with autism, Turning Pointe Autism Foundation creates best practice learning environments, increase independence, improve communication and socially appropriate behaviors. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, we rely on the partnership of volunteers, donors, school districts and Employment Partners to ensure a sustainable and meaningful future for our mission and students.

Vitalant
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Vitalant (formerly LifeSource) is a nonprofit community blood service provider that exists to help people realize their life-transforming potential by offering convenient blood donation opportunities and sharing our expertise in transfusion medicine. Our Naperville Community Donation Center collects whole blood, plasma and platelets. Visit Vitalant.org or call 877.258.4825 to schedule a donation appointment.

YMCA of Naperville
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The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. In the Naperville area the YMCA serves more than 25,000 people annually providing more than $400,000 in scholarships for kids and families in need. Child care, summer day camp, swim lessons, educational preschool, youth sports, and fitness are just a few of the ways the Y builds strong kids, strong families and a stronger community.

Young Life – Naperville
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Young Life is a nondenominational outreach ministry to adolescents in our community. Young Life gives students of all abilities an opportunity to explore their faith through conversation, fun, community, and adventure.

Young Naperville Singers
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Young Naperville Singers (YNS) is dedicated to enriching the lives of young people by providing the highest level of artistic excellence in choral music through extraordinary educational and performance experiences. With a rich history since 1984, YNS is composed of ten ability-based choirs and over 435 boys and girls in grades 1 through 12, drawing in from 18 communities. We strive to keep member costs affordable so that we may remain an attainable source for those seeking the arts & music!

Youth Outlook
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Youth Outlook is the first social service agency in Illinois solely dedicated to the support of LGBTQ+ youth. We work in 6 counties in northern Illinois, offering drop-in centers for youth, parent support, and community education. Youth Outlook operates two drop-in centers and a bi-weekly parent support group in Naperville. Over our 20 year history, we have served almost 4,000 youth. We work to ensure that LGBTQ+ youth are safe, supported and celebrated.

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