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Mission Possible Receives $13,600 Community Foundation of FRV Grant

Contact: Linda Baer
Phone: (630) 415 -8080
Fax: (630) 801-0089

61-63 South Broadway Street
Aurora, Illinois 60505
www.onjesusmission.org

Mission Possible Receives $13,600 Community Foundation of FRV Grant

Aurora, December 2, 2014: The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley recently awarded a $13,600 grant that will expand the ability of Mission Possible to provide free healthcare to the uninsured. These valuable resources will enable this downtown Aurora Christian ministry to purchase new equipment for their vision and dental clinics. Visual field testing equipment will be added to help detect glaucoma and macular degeneration. A new dental autoclave will replace an outdated model. Additional small dental equipment will support the recent addition of a second dental chair.

Through more than 18,000 volunteer hours since inception in February 2012, Mission Possible has provided over 2200 healthcare visits valued at $451,000 and roughly 8000 recovery related visits. Due to recent growth, Mission Possible found it necessary to separate their healthcare and recovery services. The new Christian Recovery Fellowship Hall is now located in the adjacent space at 61 S. Broadway. They celebrated with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on November 1.

Individuals, who do not have any type of insurance, including Medicare, Medicaid, disability, veterans, or other governmental health care assistance, are welcome at Mission Possible. Free health care services include: medical, vision, dental, chiropractic, physical and occupational therapy. Eligible individuals may schedule appointments by calling 630-801-0086. Expect a three-month wait for the vision clinic and up to one year for dental care. Demand is high for these urgent services!

Mission Possible is a privately funded independently governed 501(c) 3 dedicated to holistically meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs in Aurora in Christ’s name. Donations from organizations like the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley enable volunteers to meet many critical needs. To learn more about Mission Possible, go to www.onjesusmission.org.

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a non-profit, tax-exempt philanthropic organization that administers individual charitable funds and distributes grants and scholarships to benefit the citizens of the Fox River Valley in Illinois. Further information about the Community Foundation is available at www.CommunityFoundationFRV.org.

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

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

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