Believe Project: $100 to woman who started a nonprofit to feed the needy

Daily Herald report
Posted1/9/2021 5:30 AM

Today's recipient of a $100 bill through the Believe Project is Janet Albrecht of Wheeling.

She wants to give the money to a friend. Here is an excerpt of her story:


"My friend, Cathy Jackson, a server for a Northbrook restaurant, is currently unemployed due to indoor dining restrictions. Many years ago she started a nonprofit foundation called RAD, Rebuilding the American Dream, encouraging local restaurants and grocery stores to donate unused food to help feed the needy and hungry in Wheeling and the surrounding area. I have witnessed the impact Cathy's humanity and care for others has had in our community.

"Cathy's heart for others is huge and she always puts others before herself. I believe she deserves to be a recipient of the Believe Project."

• The Believe Project is awarding $100 each day to a different person with a great idea for how to use the money to do a good deed for someone else. If you'd like the chance to help someone, submit your idea in 150 words or fewer at

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