Editorial: The giving spirit — part three

Editor’s note: The following is the third in a series. Still missing your favorite cause? Send it to us at contact@rockrivertimes.com or call us at (815) 964-9767 for consideration in future listings.

By Susan Johnson
Copy Editor

Happy New Year! As we finish out the year, here are a few more ideas for charitable donations.

• Junior League of Rockford, Inc. — Buffy Hiser, president. Nonprofit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving our community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Visit www.jlrockford.org.

• RAMP — Established in 1980, RAMP is a nonprofit, non-residential Center for Independent Living (CIL) that emulates the Independent Living Philosophy with a mission that promotes an accessible society that allows and expects full participation by people with disabilities. Boone County: 530 S. State St., Belvidere, (815) 544-8404; DeKalb County: 115 N. First St., DeKalb, (815) 756-3202; Stephenson County: 2155 W. Galena Ave., Freeport, (815) 233-1128; Winnebago County: 202 Market St., Rockford, (815) 968-7467, www.rampcil.org.

• Rockford Habitat for Humanity — Keri Nelson, executive director, 5183 Harlem Road, Rockford, IL 61111, (815) 636-4573, homes@rockfordhabitat.org. Helps people to buy their own home, who could not otherwise afford to do so.

• YWCA Rockford — 4990 E. State St., Rockford, (815) 968-9681, www.ywca.org. Serves the areas of Boone, Winnebago, Stephenson and Jo Daviess counties. Various programs in economic empowerment, racial justice and civil rights, and child care solutions. Services continue to evolve to meet the needs of women, children and families in the four counties.

From the Dec. 31, 2014-Jan. 6, 2015, issue

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