Rock House Kids receives Community Foundation grant

Staff Report

Rock House Kids has been awarded a grant from the Schneider Electric Charitable Contributions Program Fund from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois.

According to Rock House Kids Executive Director Dola Gregory, the grant will be used to provide school-styled tables for the cafeteria at Rock House Kids. “We are extremely grateful,” she said.

Rock House Kids has seen great things happen in the past 12 years since it opened its doors,” Gregory added. “The grant from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois has given us the funds to provide much-needed seating in our building and make the necessary space to seat the growing amount of at-risk children we serve.”

Rock House Kids was founded in 1999 and has served Rockford’s at-risk, “throw-away” children, ranging from 4- to 18-year-olds, and exists to share God’s love with some of Rockford’s highest crime rate and lowest income neighborhoods by meeting some basic human needs.

As the area’s leading provider of philanthropic services, the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois stewards more than $60 million. Each year, the foundation awards grants and scholarships of more than $3 million on behalf of caring donors who want to give something back to their community.

From the Nov. 23-29, 2011, issue

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