ABB Cares Program Winners 2016

ABB Cares Program Winners 2016

ABB OPTICAL GROUP extends a sincere thank you to everyone who nominated their favorite charity for an ABB Cares grant. It was very challenging to select only seven charities out of the nearly 100 charities that were nominated, as each organization truly showcased exceptional programming and services.

 

The seven charities that were selected for an ABB Cares grant are:

 

PLATINUM ABB CARES GRANT OF $5,000

Addi’s Faith Foundation AFF

Nominated by Family Vision Center of Porter & Crosby, Addi’s Faith Foundation is dedicated to ending childhood cancer and providing financial and emotional support to families struggling to care for a child with cancer. The organization will receive a $5,000 ABB Cares grant to help fund childhood cancer research and offer support to families.

 

 


 

GOLD ABB CARES GRANTS OF $2,500

Project Wee Care PWC

Project Wee Care, nominated by Millard Vision Center, is dedicated to bringing the Omaha community together to aid families in need during the holiday season. The organization, which has impacted the lives of more than 5,400 community members, will receive a $2,500 ABB Cares grant to help provide supplies such as food, clothing and other necessities for families who are struggling.

 

 

Bobcat Backpack Program BB

Also receiving a $2,500 ABB Cares grant is the Bobcat Backpack Program, nominated by Invision. Through local food drives and donations, Bobcat Backpack Program is a community-led weekend food program that provides healthy food for qualifying students during the school year. The grant will help fund food sent home with students on the weekends as well fund food pantries at the schools.

 


 

SILVER ABB CARES GRANTS OF $1,000

All God’s People AGP

The mission of All God’s People, nominated by Primary Eyecare Professionals, is to minister to the needs of homeless people in the Chicago Loop area. All God’s People will receive a $1,000 ABB Cares grant to help supply hundreds of people with clothing, blankets, toiletries and food through a distribution center the charity sets up once a month.

 

 

Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque CFGD

The mission of All God’s People, nominated by Primary Eyecare Professionals, is to minister to the needs of homeless people in the Chicago Loop area. All God’s People will receive a $1,000 ABB Cares grant to help supply hundreds of people with clothing, blankets, toiletries and food through a distribution center the charity sets up once a month.

 

 

Lighthouse of Broward LOB

Lighthouse of Broward, nominated by East Side Vision Center, strives to provide specialized rehabilitation and healthcare solutions that enhance independence and productivity of children and adults who are blind or visually impaired. The $1,000 ABB Cares grant will help Lighthouse of Broward fund professional staff who offer direct services to clients that enable them to enjoy safe, happy lives.

 

 

Los Alamitos Youth Center LAYC

Nominated by Alamitos Eyecare, the Los Alamitos Youth Center is devoted to transforming children’s lives, one family at a time. The Youth Center will receive a $1,000 ABB Cares grant to help fund the various social, educational and recreational programs that help enhance the lives of children in the Los Alamitos community

 

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