CHICAGO-The Baird & Warner Good Will Network donated $10,000 to West Suburban PADS, a Maywood-based nonprofit that helps individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The Baird & Warner Oak Park office has supported West Suburban PADS in years past, and this grant is part of a larger, $50,000 donation Baird & Warner made to Chicago-area nonprofits.
"Our sense of community and local responsibility has been a core value for Baird & Warner all the way back to our founding in 1855," said Jennifer Alter Warden, president of residential sales atBaird & Warner, Chicagoland's largest locally owned independent residential real estate services company. "The fact that our broker associates and staff are extremely busy and still make it a priority to contribute time and money to support their neighbors speaks volumes for the level of integrity within our company. We are deeply committed to giving back to the communities that have made us successful."
Of the total $50,000 donation, $15,000 went to Ronald McDonald House, $10,000 was given to A Safe Place, Connections for the Homeless and West Suburban PADS, and $5,000 was given to Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter. These five grant recipients were chosen out of more than 20 nonprofits that Baird & Warner branch offices have supported in the past year.
At the end of 2012, the Baird & Warner Good Will Network donated $25,000 to a joint effort between the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the Northern Illinois Food Bank, $10,000 to both the CARA Program and La Casa Norte, $5,000 to Genesis House, as well as a variety of smaller amounts to charities all over Chicagoland.
The Baird & Warner Good Will Network supports local nonprofit organizations with a focus on shelter and homelessness, particularly for families and children. It is administered through the Good Will Network Fund, held at the Chicago Community Trust.