Club Blue Awards 2020 Charity Grants
Announces a Phase of Re-Invention and Long-term Commitment to Community’s Children
ROCKFORD, IL November 19, 2019 – Club Blue announced Children’s Safe Harbor and KFACT as beneficiaries of the 2020 charity grants. Both organizations will receive financial donations to support their missions.
“Children’s Safe Harbor and KFACT are worthy beneficiaries who have proven their dedication to the well-being of children in our community,” said Therese Trenhaile, President of the Club Blue Foundation Board. “The needs of children in Rockford are far from solved, but Club Blue is positioned for the long-term investment in support of our youth.”
Children’s Safe Harbor provides a safe place for families to use when exchanging children for visitation and provides supervised, safe visitation services. Club Blue’s grant will support expansion of their “Safety6 for Children through Expanded Exchange Programming.” This grant will allow for additional staff to have their doors open for safe morning exchange of children on Sunday’s between 8am-12pm
KFACT Inc. is a grassroots, nonprofit youth development and holistic mentoring organization serving underprivileged girls in Rockford. Their mentoring program, “Lady All Stars”, is a one-of-a-kind program that provides tailored programs to meet the individual needs of girls, which not only positively impacts academic achievement, but also inspires girls to avoid engaging in risky behaviors or becoming teen parents. Club Blue’s grant will help the organization continue to support their mentorship program which has a 100% high school graduation rate, 96% of this high school graduates move on to further higher education.
Club Blue’s annual fundraiser, the hottest night of the year in Rockford, is taking a cooling off period. The organization is taking a re-invention phase, focused on staying current and strengthening its commitment to the needs of children in the Rockford community. For eight years, businesses and members of the community have lined up to support the important mission of Club Blue. The overwhelming support has allowed Club Blue to provide more than 2.5 million dollars in grants to 12 charities which supply the basic goods and services that promote the safety, health and wellbeing of children in need in Rockford.
Club Blue raises funds for donation by hosting many events throughout the year. During the re-invention, Club Blue will continue to host various smaller fundraising events. Businesses and community members are encouraged to stay engaged with the Club Blue mission by visiting www.clubbluerockford.org for a list of upcoming events and online donation opportunities.
What Is Club Blue:
Club Blue was started in 2011 by a group of women who were concerned about the alarmingly high rate of child abuse in Rockford Illinois. They decided to collaborate and raise funds by having a party. In 2014, Club Blue broadened their mission and developed a grant program established to raise funds to supply the basic goods and services that promote the safety, health and well-being of children in need in the community. Year after year, Club Blue never disappoints by taking a completely unexpected space and transforming it into a chic nightclub for one night only.