BEDS Plus has worked to end homelessness for 30 years.
The adoption of a Housing First strategy in 2012 was a game changer for BEDS Plus Care. The agency undertook comprehensive strategic planning to align services and programs with the best practices identified by the Department of Housing and Urban Development as most effective in reducing and ending homelessness.
As BEDS added Rapid Rehousing, Permanent Supportive Housing and Homelessness Prevention to its well-established Emergency Services, more and more residents of Southwest Suburban Cook County found their way to housing, stability, and back into their communities.
The increase in the number of clients who have been helped by BEDS Plus over the years is the story of expanding, effective, and efficient services — always delivered with the same compassion that defined the agency’s origins over 30 years ago.
Since 1976, Chicago Area Alternative Education League, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, has successfully provided a full spectrum of interscholastic academic and athletic programs to thousands of Chicagoland’s most at-risk boys and girls ranging from ages 7-21.
CAAEL’s mission is to eliminate the critical interscholastic athletic and activity gap created when at-risk/special education students are removed from their regular school programs.
To provide alternative school educators a powerful set of tools to build hope and change lives.
The LeaderShop empowers youth to become community-minded individuals through diverse programs that foster confidence, knowledge and leadership. The LeaderShop aspires to build an ever-growing network of youth energized by services and responsibility to self, community and the world.
Charity Selection Process
The application process is closed for 2021.
Charity Selection Criteria:
- Applying charities are required to meet the selection criteria
- Applications will be accepted on-line through this website
- Of the applications that meet criteria, our selection committee will review applications and announce the charity(s).
- Charity is located within Lyons Township
- Large percentage of funds go directly to service or research (we use the federal guideline of administrative cost being less than or equal to 20% as a basis for evaluation)
- Ability to provide Brew Moon committee with information, connections for sponsorship and/or promote ticket sales
- Provide 1 volunteer from your organization to serve on Brew Moon committee
- Ability to provide Brew Moon Committee with 10 volunteers for day of event
- Designated as a 501(c)3 and in good standing