United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
The United Way of Metro Chicago is the largest private funder and most effective convener of human services in the Chicago region. They fight for the health, education, financial stability and safety of every person in every neighborhood across the Chicago region. Locally, the United Way of Metro Chicago network includes the city of Chicago, as well as the North-Northwest, South-Southwest and West Suburban regions. Downers Grove has been a long-time contributor to the Untied Way through annual giving campaigns.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Improving lives today and tomorrow by accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. Their strength lies in their exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D. Through research and advocacy, JDRF is accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. Downers Grove has been supporting JDRF for several years through their annual JDRF One Walk and fundraisers.
American Cancer Society, Inc.
The American Cancer Society's mission is to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer. Downers Grove has been a proud supporter of the American Cancer Society through the Relay for Life and October Breast Cancer initiatives.
Gigis Playhouse Inc
Gigi's Playhouse's goal is to increase positive awareness of Down Syndrome through national campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down Syndrome, their families and the community. They change lives through consistent delivery of free educational, therapeutic-based and career development programs for individuals with Down Syndrome through a replicable playhouse model. Downers Grove has supported this organization for the past two years through the Holiday Giving Tree Program.
Family Shelter Service Inc
Family Shelter Service provides temporary shelter, counseling, legal support and telephone hotline support for victims of domestic violence. This organization transforms lives by offering help and hope to those affected by domestic violence. Downers Grove plant has supported them for several years through a variety of programs including the Back to School Backpack Program and Mother's Day flower sales.