We would like to offer a huge thank you to the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation (OPRF Community Foundation) for the generous contribution of $3000 in support of our program operations. With this funding we will be able to continue to provide life changing services to our youth and others in need during this holiday season. We are grateful for the OPRF Community Foundation which builds future leaders in philanthropy, supports education, and gives financial support to local organizations’ missions to improve communities. AACF is grateful for the 299 community members who have reached out to us for support during the past year for assistance with their educational, employment, and personal goals and for the opportunity given to us to provide 1082 supportive services to our low income community members.
During these uncertain times we will be active in expanding our support services of low income youth education and workforce development to include supportive housing, transportation, and financial aid for our low income elderly and community members with disabilities. We have hopes of donation matching from other generous foundations which will enable us to continue providing these services throughout the coming year. The year 2020 and now are definitely challenging times to live in. Let us all lend a helping hand to those in need - especially our most vulnerable community members, including at risk youth, the elderly, and those with disabilities.