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Hope for Tomorrow, Inc. Receives $19.2K Grant From Community Foundation

For further information:
Jeff Gilbert
Hope For Tomorrow, Inc.
479 N Lake St, Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 966-9000
jeffgilbert@hopefortomorrow.net

Expansion Of Residential Services Offers Hope To Local Veterans

Hope for Tomorrow, Inc. gratefully announces a grant award of $19,250, from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, for the acquisition and installation of drywall on the first and second floors of a new veterans facility, located at 469 N. Lake Street, in Aurora.

Once renovations are completed, this home will provide safe, structured, substance-free, and clinically-guided residential services to fifteen U.S. veterans suffering from war-borne illnesses (e.g., post-traumatic stress and substance use disorders).

Jeff Gilbert, founding president of Hope for Tomorrow states, “The community and governmental support that local organizations, such as Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, Rebuilding Together Aurora, Grace United Methodist Church, Local IBEW 461, Home Depot, Sears, United Way, 708 Inc., and the City of Aurora, have shown on this project clearly demonstrates that Aurora is a city “Second to None.”

On behalf of our veterans, the board of directors, and staff, Hope for Tomorrow says, “thank you” to the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley.

The Community Foundation is a non-profit, philanthropic organization that administers individual charitable funds from which grants and scholarships are distributed to benefit the citizens of the Greater Aurora Area, the Tri-Cities and Kendall County, Illinois.

Further information about the Community Foundation is available atwww.CommunityFoundationFRV.org.

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I was worried about how I was going to pay for books and supplies. This scholarship will allow me to focus more on my studies instead of worrying about how to afford college. I am working to not only create opportunities for myself but to motivate future generations. Thank you so much for helping me along this journey!

Moises J.

Claude & Alice Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

…you can always start small, even $25 can make a difference. Remember we can’t take our money with us. Even if it’s just your gift of time. Volunteer and get involved.

Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

Being a part of the Community Foundation scholarship committee is the highlight of my year. For many, a scholarship from the Community Foundation is the reason they are able to continue reaching for their dreams and changing the future of our world. I hope each recipient knows just how inspirational they are to those of us who are lucky enough to read their stories.

Jessica Breugelmans

Board Member & Scholarship Committee Member

We chose the Community Foundation because of its reputation. It’s well known, established and we can trust them to do the job for us.

Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

A community foundation is a donor-driven organization that helps donors custom-design funds that reflect their charitable interests. Through the years, grants from these funds have made a significant impact on our local communities.

Sharon Stredde

President Emeritus

Thank you very much for supporting my college education for these four years. I will never be able to repay you for the opportunity that this scholarship has given to me.

Julia H.

[Renewing Scholarship Recipient] Graduate of Hinkley-Big Rock High School

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