The WCLA recognizes the significant impact the COVID-19 pandemic has on everyone in Illinois. The current crisis has resulted in the cancellation of our holiday party and several other in-person events. Since we will not be paying for those events this year, we have decided to donate the money we would have spent on these events to those in need.
For years, the WCLA has been a proud sponsor of the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). This organization provides places to stay for families of hospitalized children. It provides rooms, food and overall support. This organization has made a crucial difference in the lives of so many families. As you can all imagine, charitable donations overall have been down this year, everywhere. The RMHC, and the kids and families they provide for, need our help. The WCLA has donated $50,000 to this organization. We encourage anyone that is able to follow this link https://www.rmhc.org/ and provide what you can to help. Every little bit helps these kids.
As a result of COVID -19, many families are also going hungry and we would like to help. We will donate $3,500 to three Illinois Food banks, listed below. By donating to each food bank, we are helping feed those in need throughout the entire state. Below are the names of the organizations and a link for you to follow should you wish to contribute to this worthy cause:
It is a credit to our membership and sponsors that the WCLA is able to donate at this level during times like these. We are honored to be a part of such an amazing organization. Thank you to all of you who have sponsored and supported us. We could not do this without your help. - Laura D. Hrubec