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Today is Small Business Saturday πŸ’™πŸ˜

A great day to support the businesses that make all of our communities unique! We love small business.

Tag your favorites below ⬇️

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Today is Small Business Saturday πŸ’™πŸ˜

A great day to support the businesses that make all of our communities unique! We love small business.

Tag your favorites below ⬇️ 

#lovewhereyoulive #CommUNITY #lakecountyil

Grantee Spotlight πŸ”¦ Willow House!

LCCF is proud to partner with Willow House, a nonprofit providing support to children, families, schools and communities coping with grief and the death of a loved one.

β€œWith LCCF grant funding, Willow House led a group of local girl scouts through a program where they learned about grief, what it looks like and how to support a friend who may be grieving. The timing for the event was very relevant as a couple of days before their scheduled visit they found out that the father of one of their classmates passed away, leaving a spouse and several younger children.

The scouts were able to apply the skills and knowledge they learned about loss and grief. They completed a care pack for each of the family members that included sympathy cards, pictures and words of support along with several items that are used in Willow House’s regular expressive arts program such as journals, drawing materials and supplies, as well as a comfort blanket donated in collaboration with The Penny’s Purpose, another local nonprofit organization.”

Thank you Willow House for all that you do for our community!! πŸ’™

#commUNITY #lovewhereyoulive #lakecountyil
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Grantee Spotlight πŸ”¦ Willow House!

LCCF is proud to partner with Willow House, a nonprofit providing support to children, families, schools and communities coping with grief and the death of a loved one.

β€œWith LCCF grant funding, Willow House led a group of local girl scouts through a program where they learned about grief, what it looks like and how to support a friend who may be grieving. The timing for the event was very relevant as a couple of days before their scheduled visit they found out that the father of one of their classmates passed away, leaving a spouse and several younger children. 
 
The scouts were able to apply the skills and knowledge they learned about loss and grief. They completed a care pack for each of the family members that included sympathy cards, pictures and words of support along with several items that are used in Willow House’s regular expressive arts program such as journals, drawing materials and supplies, as well as a comfort blanket donated in collaboration with The Penny’s Purpose, another local nonprofit organization.” 

Thank you Willow House for all that you do for our community!! πŸ’™

#commUNITY #lovewhereyoulive #lakecountyil

We are so thrilled for this partnership and are excited to announce the launch of our pilot for our Small Business Growth Initiative (SBGI) πŸ˜β˜•οΈ

Thank you Drip & Culture for doing this journey with us! Waukegan is doing some great things πŸ’™

#lovewhereyoulive #lakecountyil #commUNITYSo, a really awesome thing happened.

We were selected by the Lake County Community Foundation (LCCF) to receive a $50k grant as a part of their pilot Small Business Growth Initiative (SBGI). The goal of the SBGI program is to provide access to capital for entrepreneurs in black and brown communities that allows them to expand their operations.

When we opened the shop, our goal was to create a space where entrepreneurship could flourish and support a broader community and economic development ecosystem in Waukegan. Not only will we be using the funds to create a new coffee bar inside Supermercado Gonzalez , but we will also invest in entrepreneurs that we believe have great products and that want to grow their businesses.

Many thanks to Maggie Morales, Courtney Combs, Emily Weber of the Lake County Community Foundation, members of their Board, and all of you for your continued support.

Nydia GonzΓ‘lez-Carson and I are just two people chasing a dream, and we are thrilled to be on this journey with you.

We have hired AKL Architectural Services to help design our new space, and we are geeked to begin the journey.

Check out our latest blog for more.

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We are so thrilled for this partnership and are excited to announce the launch of our pilot for our Small Business Growth Initiative (SBGI) πŸ˜β˜•οΈ

Thank you Drip & Culture for doing this journey with us! Waukegan is doing some great things πŸ’™

#lovewhereyoulive #lakecountyil #commUNITY

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Thank you all again for being so amazing!!

So grateful for this partnership and all the great people involved in it 😊

πŸ’―πŸ‘πŸ½!

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Today is National Pronouns Day! 🌏🏘

The ACLU has some great information on ensuring inclusivity in all aspects of life πŸ’™

Check them out ⬇️⬇️⬇️

#lovewhereyoulive #CommUNITY #lakecountyil
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The Lake County Community Foundation

Grantee SpotlightπŸ’‘ Direct Giving Lab

LCCF is excited to support the work of Direct Giving Lab which provides unrestricted cash transfers to households and measures the results on financial, health and educational outcomes.

One participant, Kristi, who is a single mother with a teenage daughter was able to utilize this program until she was able to secure a full-time job with health benefits. During the time, Kristi was able to open a savings account and save over $800 for future, unplanned expenses. She is relieved to feel she is not one paycheck away from total distracter!

We will be sharing more about Direct Giving Lab in our next newsletter πŸ’™πŸ˜πŸŒ

#lovewhereyoulive #CommUNITY #lakecountyil
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Grantee SpotlightπŸ’‘ Direct Giving Lab 

LCCF is excited to support the work of Direct Giving Lab which provides unrestricted cash transfers to households and measures the results on financial, health and educational outcomes. 

One participant, Kristi, who is a single mother with a teenage daughter was able to utilize this program until she was able to secure a full-time job with health benefits. During the time, Kristi was able to open a savings account and save over $800 for future, unplanned expenses. She is relieved to feel she is not one paycheck away from total distracter! 

We will be sharing more about Direct Giving Lab in our next newsletter πŸ’™πŸ˜πŸŒ

#lovewhereyoulive #CommUNITY #lakecountyil

Fall in love with Lake County πŸ‚πŸ§‘πŸŒ»

One of our favorite things for Fall is Kroll's Fall Harvest Farm in Waukegan πŸŽƒ!

In the comments below 🍁 your favorite thing to do in Lake County for Fall ⬇️⬇️⬇️

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🍁 Happy Fall from LCCF! 🍁 - https://mailchi.mp/lakecountycf/… ... See MoreSee Less

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Today is the start of #HispanicHeritageMonth! It is an intentional time to celebrate and give gratitude to Hispanic and Latinx people and culture 🌏🏘

There is so much happening this month in Lake County to highlight the incredible people, rich culture and lasting heritage that has long been here. And while we do want to celebrate all of this, it is also important that we continue to support and show up for the Hispanic and Latinx community throughout the rest of the year πŸ’™

#lovewhereyoulive #CommUNITY #lakecountyil
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Today is the start of #HispanicHeritageMonth! It is an intentional time to celebrate and give gratitude to Hispanic and Latinx people and culture 🌏🏘

There is so much happening this month in Lake County to highlight the incredible people, rich culture and lasting heritage that has long been here. And while we do want to celebrate all of this, it is also important that we continue to support and show up for the Hispanic and Latinx community throughout the rest of the year πŸ’™

#lovewhereyoulive #CommUNITY #lakecountyil
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