One Hope United Receives $45,000 through Chicago Tribune Charities – Holiday Campaign, a McCormick Foundation Fund

One Hope United Receives $45,000 through Chicago Tribune Charities – Holiday Campaign, a McCormick Foundation Fund

CHICAGO, IL (August 15, 2017) — One Hope United-Northern Region recently received a $45,000 grant through Chicago Tribune Charities – Holiday Campaign, a McCormick Foundation Fund.

The two-year grant supports OHU’s WINGS/Home Visiting program, which provides essential support services and counseling to high-risk teenage, single and other parents in Lake County as they adjust to the responsibilities of parenthood. Targeting new and expecting parents, WINGS promotes positive parent-child interaction and works to enhance family functioning, build trusting relationships and teach problem-solving skills.

“We are very grateful to have Chicago Tribune Charities as a supporter of our WINGS program” said Adrienne Patterson-Greene, a Director of Programs at One Hope United. “This grant will allow our agency to continue providing high-quality programs and services to the many families that depend on us.”
In this grant cycle, $2,000,000 was distributed to 24 nonprofit organizations across Chicago and the suburbs through Chicago Tribune Charities.

About One Hope United

One Hope United is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that for over 120 years has been working to transform lives and communities through a diverse array of early childhood education, prevention, intervention and community-based programs. Their team of nearly 800 talented professionals serves thousands of children and families each year in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Florida.

About Chicago Tribune Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund

In 1990 the Chicago Tribune expanded its support of helping those in need in Chicago and the suburbs and partnered with the Robert R. McCormick Foundation to establish Chicago Tribune Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund. The fund is promoted, particularly its Holiday Giving Campaign, to raise funds from Chicago Tribune readers, the public and corporate donors. The Chicago Tribune and the McCormick Foundation pay all expenses ensuring that all donations, plus the McCormick Foundation match of 50 cents on the each donated dollar, are invested in the community. The funds raised support programs throughout Chicagoland that help low-income people have access to child & youth education, adult literacy, job training & workforce development and child abuse prevention & treatment programs. Since inception, more than $121 million has been distributed to make a positive impact in the lives of thousands of disadvantaged children and families in Chicago and the suburbs. To learn more about Chicago Tribune Charities visit http://donate.mccormickfoundation.org/chicagotribunecharities.

About the Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Robert R. McCormick Foundation is committed to fostering communities of educated, informed and engaged citizens. Through philanthropic programs, Cantigny Park and museums, the Foundation helps develop citizen leaders and works to make life better in our communities. The Foundation was established as a charitable trust in 1955, upon the death of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, the longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. The McCormick Foundation is one of the nation’s largest foundations, with more than $1.5 billion in assets.

The McCormick Foundation’s Communities Program continues Col. McCormick’s legacy by partnering with media outlets, such as the Chicago Tribune, sports teams and philanthropic organizations across the country, to raise money and provide matching dollars which increase the impact of charitable giving. To learn more about the McCormick Foundation visit www.McCormickFoundation.org, Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.
# # #

From:
Anthony Ruth
aruth@onehopeunited.org / 312-949-4056 x5649