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Request a Donation from the Naperville Jaycees

Through our fundraising programs and events, the Naperville Jaycees raise upwards of $150,000 each year, which is distributed to numerous local organizations. Each request is reviewed by the Donations Committee, approved by the Board of Directors, and finally, approved by the general membership.

Letters from the Community:

“Thank you for supporting Almost Home Kids with your recent gift of $4500. Your support makes a tremendous impact on the children with medical complexities and their families who rely on Almost Home Kids as an integral part of their safety net.”- Deborah Grisko, President and Executive Director, Almost Home Kids

“Your generous gift of $5,640 means a great deal to me. Your support also means a great deal to the families at Bridge Communities’ transitional housing program. Thank you for helping Bridge families achieve their goals and dreams.” – John Hayner, CEO, Bridge Communities

“We are so grateful for your generosity- thank you for your compassionate donation in the amount of $5,000. Your support is making a significant difference to our neighbors in need. Together, we are helping clients overcome challenges of today and create bright future stories.” – Mike Havala, President & CEO, Loaves & Fishes

“Thank you for your gift to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey relief. When thousands faced Harvey’s powerful winds and catastrophic, life-threatening flooding caused by the storm’s historic rainfall, the Naperville Jaycees’ generosity helped provide hope and comfort in their darkest hours.” – Heidi Mucha, Regional Chief Development Officer, American Red Cross

“Thank you Naperville Jaycees for the generous grant of $5,000 to Family Shelter Service. Through your generosity, you are helping us to provide a welcoming, safe refuge and life-changing support to thousands of adults and children in our community who are attempting to overcome a life of violence and abuse. We could not do this without you.” – Lauren DeSimone, Director of Advancement, Family Shelter Service

“Thank you so very much for your donation of $654. Your grant funds will help provide inclusion services for Naperville children with disabilities so they can attend their local Naperville Park District programs offered throughout Naperville. With your partnership, this special group will be able to have safe and positive program experiences among their peers with and without disabilities.” – Lea Jackman, Superintendent of Communication & Development, Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA)

“Martin Avenue is thrilled to receive a grant from the Jaycees. This money will allow our residents to continue to live independently, by providing them access to affordable housing and high quality food. Thank you for your generous support. We are excited to be part of the Jaycees’ family.” – Tony Hacker, Property Manager, Martin Avenue

“Thank you for thinking of us and donating a wonderful lunch. Our families are so appreciative of this convenience. It was such a busy day in the unit and very welcomed.”- Ronald McDonald Family Room at Edwards