Beneficiaries

Barrington Children's Charities chooses its beneficiaries based upon significant need. Currently 19% of Barrington School District 220’s families are at or below the federal poverty level. We use a careful selection process to ensure that all financial contributions support viable, sustainable, projects that directly benefit children in the Barrington School District 220.

Interested beneficiaries are invited to submit a grant application. Our executive board will conduct an in–depth review followed by a voting process of the Board of Directors.

$115,600 in Grants Disbursed for 2019

Alexian Brothers Center for Mental Health — $7,500

Barrington Children’s Charities approved funding for a grant to be given to Alexian Brothers Center for Mental Health totaling $7,500. These funds are to be used to provide weekly mental health services at Barrington High School.

Barrington District 220 Lens for Learning — $1,000

Barrington Children’s Charities approved funding for a grant to be given to children in Barrington District 220 for a Lens for Learning program. This program allows District 220 to purchase eyeglasses for students that are not qualified to receive them through other community resources. The District can submit receipts totaling up to $1,000 during the grant cycle.

Blessings in a Backpack — $95,000

Barrington Children’s Charities approved funding for a grant to be given to support an exclusive Blessings in a Backpack program totaling $95,000. These funds provide a backpack of nutritious food for 33 weekends per year for up to 750 children on the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program in all eight District 220 elementary schools, Prairie and Station Middle Schools, Barrington High School and the Early Learning Center.

GEMS — $500

Barrington Children’s Charities approved funding for a grant to be given to GEMS (Girls Encouraging Meaningful Support) Program at Sunny Hill Elementary School totaling $500. This program is a weekly after school group for 5th grade girls. This positive group helps girls build healthy relationships, increase self-esteem, become positive role models, set goals and empower themselves by serving others.

Giving Day — $2,500

Barrington Children’s Charities approved funding for a grant to be given to Barrington Giving Day totaling $2,500. The funds will be used to purchase food to be given to families on Barrington Giving Day in December 2019.

Journeycare — $3,600

Barrington Children’s Charities approved funding for a grant totaling $3,600 to support children from District 220 who attend JourneyCare’s Camp Courage and Braveheart Workshops. JourneyCare’s Camp Courage is an inspirational week-long bereavement camp that helps children and teens, ages 6-13, cope with the death of a loved one in a safe, supportive and fun environment. Braveheart Workshops, led by JourneyCare’s trained counselors, help children and teens, ages 6-18, and their families realize they are not alone in their grief.

Samaritan Counseling — $5,000

Barrington Children’s Charities approved funding for a grant to be given to Samaritan Counseling for $5,000. These funds are to be used to support participants ages 3-17 who are uninsured or underinsured and qualify for proof of need via the “Good Samaritan Fee Reduction Policy.” Good Samaritan Counseling can submit receipts totaling up to $5,000 during the current grant cycle.

Sunny Hill Elementary School Couch to 3K — $500

Barrington Children’s Charities approved funding for a grant to be given to Sunny Hill Elementary School totaling up to $500. These funds are to be used to support the Couch to 3K Run as well as the practice runs for the participating students at Sunny Hill Elementary School.