Cress Creek Garden Club of Naperville, Inc.
Donations to Community Non-profits
The Cress Creek Garden Club, through our fundraising efforts, make donations to community non-profits. Non-profit organizations can request consideration. A selection committee will then review the requests followed by a recommendation to the Board of Directors for their approval. Selection is based on the CCGC budget and the organizations' requests that align with the mission of Cress Creek Garden Club.
* Click on the name of the organization to access their website
Family Shelter Service answers the need to help victims of domestic violence escape abuse and rebuild their lives. A hot line is available 24 hours. Victims are provided housing and counseling for themselves and their children.
Women come to the center to learn to read, write, and speak English. They are welcomed with respect and dignity and learn through individual tutoring by trained volunteers. Over 2500 women from Guatemala, Columbia, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Poland, Russia and Viet Nam have attended.
360 Youth Services provide life-changing services through prevention education, counseling and shelter. They also provide substance abuse prevention education for all students in grades 6 – 12 in Districts 203 and 204 and their families.
DuPage Care Center provides long and short-term rehabilitative care to individuals needing support with the activities of daily living. Our donation was given for the horticulture therapy program of gardening, nature, and the outdoors.
Normal Moments provide supportive services for families with children who are critically ill or need medically complex assistance. The program services the family with snow removal, lawn care, pet care and other needs while the child is hospitalized.
Families Helping Families focuses on families that are homeless in DuPage County. The mothers and children who have been victims of domestic violence or poverty are also eligible for help. Volunteer mentors and professional case managers provide guidance, encouragement, emotional support.
The mission of Hesed House is to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless and give people the chance to hope again. It is the second largest homeless shelter in the state of Illinois. More than 100 homeless people are now being sheltered.
Child Life is there to reduce the stress and anxiety for a hospitalized child and their family. The team works with the child’s healthcare team by including medical education and distraction/therapeutic play, procedure preparation and support, normalizing the environment, and additional program support.
In the past year Loaves & Fishes has provided food and support to 8000 individuals weekly and 2500 families. In addition to providing food support their CARES program, which includes a car program, emergency financial assistance, legal support, emotional support, health care and
screening, job search assistance, and public benefit assistance, are also provided services.