Dan Fink, regional vice president of sales, central at Des Plaines-based Juno Lighting Group recently presented the Des Plaines Community Foundation with a check for $2,500.
"The Foundation is very appreciative of the support from local businesses like Juno Lighting Group that continue to believe in what volunteers do to bring a better quality of life to those who live and work here," said Rosemary Argus, executive director.
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The Des Plaines Community Foundation is a non-for-profit 501c3 organization. The Foundation has no paid employees because the Foundation is all volunteers. They can provide $12 worth of services for every $1 donated.
"Juno Lighting Group has a great relationship with the City of Des Plaines and is a strong supporter the Des Plaines Community Foundation," said Fink. "The goals of the Foundation are admirable and Juno Lighting Group is proud to support all the efforts and programs that improve that assist Des Plaines residents. We look forward to our continual relationship with the Foundation in the future."
Des Plaines has been home to Juno Lighting Group for the past 16 years. The company has been an industry leader in offering high-quality, energy-efficient commercial and residential lighting solutions for more than 37 years.
Under the Juno Lighting Group umbrella, the company comprises six product brands: Juno®, Indy™, AccuLite™, Aculux®, NaviLite® and DanaLite. Juno Lighting Group is a Schneider Electric company, a global specialist in energy management.
Donations to the Des Plaines Community Foundation provides through its Neighbors Helping Neighbors program transportation for the elderly and the disabled, young and old. The Foundation puts up wheelchair ramps (built by Maine West Building Trades students) and installs Knox Boxes for needy individuals.
The Foundation also drives individuals to pantries for food, does yard work and light housework for the disabled and elderly.
The Des Plaines Community Foundation has helped the poor with emergency repairs, such as broken toilets, sinks in disrepair, leaky roofs, broken windows, etc. Supplies are paid for by the Foundation, with most of the work being done by volunteers.
The Des Plaines Community Foundation has paid for safe bicycle helmets for children and paid for motivational meetings for high school students to encourage leadership skills.
The Foundation raises funds to identify, link and mobilize assets to support the service programs of the Des Plaines Healthy Community Partnership Programs whose activities improve the lives of those that live and work in Des Plaines.
Some of the programs include: Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program Committee; Healthy Community/Healthy Youth Program Committee; Intergenerational Program Committee, and Seasons of Service Program Committee.
The Foundation has no paid employees and is 100-percent volunteer. Foundation is a 501c3 organization and funds are obtained from individuals, businesses, and corporate tax-deductable contributions as well as from other foundations.
For more information on the Des Plaines Community Foundation or to donate, call Rosemary Argus at 847-297-4932. Also you can go to www.DPCharties.org or www.desplainescommunityfoundation.org.