CouponCabin employees are encouraged to make a difference in the community by aligning with a local charity to donate time, skills and CouponCabin grants. CouponCabin employees have partnered with a wide range of charities including those created to feed, clothe, educate and cure those in need. Currently, CouponCabin employees engage in one-on-one tutoring and mentorship programs, serve as board members, volunteer their time and skills on a regular basis and spearhead additional fundraising initiatives. Take a look below for a list of the charities the CouponCabin employees sponsor along with an explanation of why they’ve aligned with that particular charity.
American Red Cross Chicago
I chose The American Red Cross because they respond to national and international disasters, and are also on call 24/7 to supply immediate relief for displaced victims of residential disasters such as fires and floods. My community witnessed firsthand the commitment and care that The American Red Cross provides when a devastating tornado ripped through Plainfield, Il., 20 years ago. The American Red Cross is one of the first organizations to lend a helping hand when these disasters strike, responding to 3 to 4 calls daily. Along with the much-needed assistance the organization provides, they also provide many volunteer opportunities for individuals to lend support to their communities.
Total CouponCabin Grants: $116,500
I chose Bear Necessities because of its Bear Hugs program, which makes it possible for every child to have one moment and one day of happiness. The program aims to brighten the day of a child fighting cancer and to create a day that the child will always remember. I am grateful that we are able to help and will continue to support Bear Necessities and their programs.
Total CouponCabin Grants: $55,500
For four years, I have been involved with Chicago Cares, an organization that focuses on building stronger individuals and communities through various volunteer projects involving children, senior citizens, the homeless, adults with disabilities or the environment. Volunteering has always been a part of my life since I was young, so supporting a charity that organizes projects, recruits volunteers, and builds awareness is something that is very important to me.
Total CouponCabin Grants: $13,000
I chose Common Threads for my charity because it helps to teach children from low-income families about nutrition and different cultures. It gives them the tools to live a healthy life and is a present-day depiction of the old proverb “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
Total CouponCabin Grants: $18,500
Court Appointed Special Advocates
I picked CASA of Cook County because so many children get lost in the foster care system and this is a way for them to have someone they can count on and trust. CASA advocates give foster children hope for a safe and stable family life. I think investing in the future of children is always a great cause.
Total CouponCabin Grants: $45,000
I chose Deborah’s Place because it is an organization that re-empowers Chicago women while fighting homelessness. Deborah’s Place not only offers housing, but also offers support to the women to achieve their goals of stable housing, sustainable income and greater self-determination. Sometimes it just takes a bit of help to get to where you want to go.
Total CouponCabin Grants: $20,000
Dreams for Kids
I chose Dreams For Kids because I wanted to be able to contribute to a cause that would help children understand that despite their hardships in life, they too are special and that their dreams can come true. I wanted to a part of something that allows children living in poverty and those with disabilities to feel empowered and have a sense of hope. I believe Dreams For Kids is truly changing the world one kid at a time, and I am so happy I get to be a part of it!
Total CouponCabin Grants: $21,500
I chose my charity because it has been part of my life for the past 23 years. I feel blessed that I am able to give to those with special needs and participate in creating independence for such individuals. Thank you to the Kluth Family Foundation for making this possible!
Total CouponCabin Grants: $31,500
In this economy, everyone could use an extra hand at achieving his or her employment goals. I feel that Harborquest plays a very important role in helping people that are chronically underemployed get back on their feet.
Total CouponCabin Grants: $13,500
Ignite the Spirit
As the son of a Chicago fireman, I have always had deep respect for the men and women who take on this exhausting and dangerous job. I chose Ignite The Spirit, a charity for emergency responders, paramedics, and firefighters. Ignite the Spirit not only looks to aid families who have lost a loved one in the line of duty, but also supports many Chicago communities through activities and events.
Total CouponCabin Grants: $13,000
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
After marrying into a family with a history of diabetes, especially Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes, I have seen first hand how this can affect people, their lives and their families. I will soon be starting a family of my own and my children will be at a high risk of Type 1 diabetes. As much as I hope they find a cure or cause for the illness, I would also like to help educate more families on the importance of understanding the illness and how to lead a healthier life.
Total CouponCabin Grants: $26,500
Lincoln Park Community Shelter
Throughout my volunteer work at Lincoln Park Community Shelter, I have come to realize the hardships that so many men and women face on a day-to-day basis. LPCS helps those suffering find a means to survive and instills hope that one day a life that at one point seemed so empty will now be fulfilled.
Total CouponCabin Grants: $16,500
Additional Grant Recipients
|A Better Education Fund||$5,000|
|Active Transport Alliance||$5,000|
|Advocate Charitable Foundation||$10,000|
|After School Matters||$5,000|
|AIDS Foundation of Chicago||$5,000|
|American Brain Tumor Association||$5,000|
|A Special Wish Foundation||$10,000|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters Chicago||$5,000|
|Care For Real||$20,000|
|Chicago Anti-Hunger Federation||$15,000|
|Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center||$15,000|
|Chicago Coalition for the Homeless||$10,000|
|Children’s Memorial Hospital||$10,000|
|Children’s Place Association||$5,000|
|DuPage County Children’s Center||$25,000|
|Easter Seals Chicago||$10,000|
|East Village Youth Program||$20,000|
|Food Bank of Delaware||$5,000|
|Focus on a Cure, Parkinson’s Foundation||$5,000|
|Girls on the Run||$5,000|
|Global Explorers Kids||$5,000|
|Growing Home, Inc||$20,000|
|The Heart Institute for Children||$10,000|
|Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois||$5,000|
|Jane Adams Hull House Foundation||$25,000|
|Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. – Illinois Chapter||$15,000|
|Living Well Cancer Resource||$10,000|
|Mujeres Latinas En Acción||$5,000|
|Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club||$7,500|
|New Moms, Inc||$10,000|
|Off The Street Club||$15,000|
|Organic School Project||$5,000|
|Rock for Kids||$10,000|
|Saint Martin De Porres High School||$12,500|
|Special Olympics Chicago||$5,000|
|SOS Children’s Villages||$10,000|
|The Teen Living Program||$5,000|
|The Teen Living Program||$5,000|
|Trilogy, Inc. – Behavioral Halthcare||$5,000|
|West Town Bikes||$15,000|
|YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago||$5,000|