Gregg Communications is committed to support various organizations that are enriching the lives of the less fortunate in our communities and throughout the world, or that are dedicated to providing support for research and the care of people and their families who have been afflicted with illness. We greatly appreciate the work being done by these groups and are thankful to have the good fortune to provide financial assistance to support these causes.
St.Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Because of generous donors like you, St. Jude creates more clinical trials for cancer than any other children's hospital and turns laboratory discoveries into lifesaving treatments that benefit patients -- every day.
Horizons for Youth enables Chicago students of all academic ability levels to become the first in their families to graduate from college. It is Chicago’s only organization providing a comprehensive suite of wraparound services and tuition scholarships for children at both the elementary and high school levels, with continued academic and socio-emotional support throughout college. Over its 25-year history, Horizons for Youth has repeatedly demonstrated that with the proper support, every child – regardless of academic ability level, socio-economic status, or race – can achieve academic success.
Pillars is the largest nonprofit provider of mental health and social services in the western and southwestern suburbs of Chicago, serving 12,000 people each year. Their main lines of service include Mental Health, Addictions, Domestic and Sexual Violence, Child and Family Services, and Community Housing. Every day, their staff works hard to provide people with the services or resources they need to help them stay healthy or get back on their feet. Learn more at www.pillarscommunity.org.
Our mission is to educate, provide medical care, economic opportunities and job skill training to needy families and children in La Victoria, Dominican Republic. Our vision is to improve the community of La Victoria by bettering the lives of its citizens.
Dreams To Reality Foundation aims to provide volunteers with quality, flexible, safe and highly affordable volunteering placements in South Africa. In addition to providing aid and assisting disadvantaged communities, their vision is to increase education and create awareness through the skills and expertise offered by volunteers from their selected communities and institutions, but also through the experiences and lessons volunteers will in turn take back to their own countries and cultures.
Brought to life by members of Fourth Presbyterian Church on North Michigan Avenue back in 1964, Chicago Lights seeks to support and meet the needs of children, youth, and adults facing the challenges of poverty in our city.
Our Mission and History
To provide hope and opportunity to our city's children, youth, and adults who face the challenges of poverty. Through supportive relationships and diverse programs, we empower people to thrive academically, secure economic stability, lead healthy lives, and build community.
Founded in 1978, Mustard Seed Communities (MSC) now cares for over 600 children throughout Jamaica, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic and Zimbabwe. MSC's mission is to uplift and care for the world's most vulnerable populations including children with disabilities and children affected by HIV/AIDS who have been abandoned, teenage mothers and urban families living in severe poverty. MSC aims to improve the economic, social and spiritual conditions in all of the communities that we serve.
With over 900 mission volunteers traveling annually, the mission program is a cornerstone of our organization. Mission volunteers bring faith and love to the children we serve. With their help and the generosity of our many supporters, MSC is able to fulfill our mission of caring for the most vulnerable and ensure that no child is ever abandoned twice.
Angelman syndrome (AS) is a rare neuro-genetic disorder that occurs in one in 15,000 live births. AS is often misdiagnosed as cerebral palsy or autism due to lack of awareness. Characteristics of the disorder include developmental delay, lack of speech, seizures, and walking and balance disorders. Individuals with Angelman syndrome will require life-long care.
Because of it's genetic relationship to autism and other disorders, many researchers believe that curing Angelman syndrome will lead to cures for similar disorders. Angelman syndrome research is on the cusp of potential treatments to revers the debilitating symptoms of Angelman syndrome.
Strong communities are built on our humanity and readiness to help our neighbors in their time of need. Donating to Unity Fund 2016 ensures that funding reaches nonprofit organizations that serve as lifelines in the community for so many individuals and families seeking the basic needs of life: shelter, food, clothing, health services and job training.
Since 2008, generous donors have contributed $6.5 million to benefit 180 nonprofits providing critical services in our community.
By donating to Unity Fund, you can restore stability to the lives of people in crisis by helping them access services and programs instrumental to their self-sufficiency. Join other generous donors and The Chicago Community Trust to make our region, our home, a better place to live for everyone.
1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime
1 in 67 will develop ovarian cancer
>92% Survival Rate
When detected early, the 5 year survival rate for breast and ovarian cancer is greater than 92%
Bright Pink is on a mission to save women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to live proactively at a young age.Bright Pink is the only national non-profit organization focused on prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.
Our aim is to reach the 52 million young women in the United States between the ages of 18 and 45 with our innovative, life-saving breast and ovarian health programs, thereby empowering this and future generations of women to live healthier, happier, and longer lives.
Bright Pink sees a world in which fewer people die from breast and ovarian cancer. We aim to educate and inspire women to move from awareness to action, practicing risk reduction and early detection as a part of a proactive life
ACE and Holy Cross kindle hope for Haiti in new schools and innovative programs
After the devastating earthquake in Haiti destroyed much of the country’s infrastructure, the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education has helped the Congregation of Holy Cross rebuild its schools in its effort to renew education in the Caribbean country.
With more than $1 million in support from the Notre Dame and ACE communities, Holy Cross has rebuilt its Basile Moreau School, which had been reduced to rubble. The new facility in the slum neighborhood of Port au Prince called Carrefour serves 1,000 K-12 students, twice the number as before the earthquake. The new building and campus present a stark contrast to the surrounding neighborhood. The principal of Basile Moreau, Rev. Rosemond Marcelin, C.S.C., said, “We rebuilt this school to be beautiful and expansive so that the children who come here could see beyond the trash and squalor that they live in and dare to have beautiful and audacious dreams for their lives.”
Advancing Basile Moreau’s mission to serve the poorest children and families in this community, one-third of the students receive major tuition assistance, and another third attend the school at no cost. ACE, working with generous Notre Dame benefactors, has provided 100 scholarships for each of the next five years to increase access for the poorest students. ACE has also partnered with benefactors to beautify the campus, with landscaping and the addition of a soccer field.
Holy Cross and ACE leaders are now adding new computer labs, strengthening the English language curriculum and instruction, and developing a health clinic to serve the students, many of whom lack access to regular medical care, eyeglasses and adequate nutrition. This summer, Basile Moreau hosted more than a dozen Notre Dame faculty, staff, students and alumni, including ACE graduates leading English language camps and a medical team to coordinate a health screening of nearly 1,000 students and teachers.
“The transformation at Basile Moreau School is simply breathtaking,” said Rev. Tim Scully, C.S.C., founder of the Alliance for Catholic Education. “From the rubble, a beautiful school has emerged and is now bustling with activity and exciting and innovative programs. Basile Moreau is a beacon of hope and a testament to the power of the Gospel in service to our most vulnerable children.”
ACE’s work in support of Holy Cross schools is only a small portion of the powerful impact ACE is making in Haiti. ACE’s initiatives include working with Catholic Relief Services and the Haitian Catholic Church to train thousands of teachers, as well as transforming educational outcomes through an innovative literacy program that benefits more than 7,500 students in impoverished Catholic schools. Notre Dame’s ACE Haiti effort and the work of its partners represent perhaps the largest, most impactful and most promising set of projects currently underway in Haitian education.
The ACE in Haiti program offers a breadth of initiatives transforming this hard-hit country’s future through quality education for its next generations. Notre Dame’s Committed to Haiti initiative highlights the University’s broader efforts, integrating education, health care and overall sustainability to support human development in Haiti.
Second Sense inspires our clients to move beyond vision loss and believe in their abilities. We offer client-centered training in a supportive environment, teaching new skills, building confidence and helping our clients realize their value in our community.