I think I may have mentioned that my family and some of our friends have a charity event every year -- this is our 6th year! It's a golf outing that is a memorial to my dad who died 6 years ago from a sudden heart attack at the age of 49. He loved to golf and so we have a golf outing to raise money for local charities.
This year we will be adding two new charities that I think do incredible work:
- Guardian Angel Home -- This is a home that shelters abused women and children in the Joliet area. They also take in students who are excluded from their school district for behavioral problems. They foster abused and neglected children. They also counsel and advocate for victims of sexual abuse. And they have programs for before and after school and during the summer for children without supervision.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters -- You may have heard of this charity. They do both one-on-one and group mentoring activities. They pair kids with an adult, or adult couple, who mentors the child. This requires careful screening, which costs money. And Big Brothers Big Sisters does not get any federal or state funding. Right now they are trying to switch to a better screening process which requires fingerprinting. We are hoping to help them to achieve this goal.
So basically what we do is 100% volunteer. Every single penny that we make is given to charity. We even do our best to get every thing possible donated for the event -- printing, food, items for the auction during dinner. . . you get the idea.
So, I guess what I'm asking, is if you are interested in donating, I will make sure that your donation goes to a worthy cause! We are a registered charity, so your donation is tax deductible.