First Look for Charity - Benefiting Charities
Over the past 20 years, the Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity benefit has raised more than $32 million for local charities. Widely considered Chicagoland's largest single-day charitable event, First Look has become the premier fundraiser for many local charities. This year, the money raised at First Look will benefit 18 local organizations. Here's a listing of each charity and the services they provide.
100 Club of Chicago
The 100 Club of Chicago is the civilian organization that provides for the families of police officers, firefighters and paramedics stationed in Cook County who have lost their lives in the line-of-duty. The Club helps families ease the financial burden associated with the tragic event, including immediate financial assistance and the ongoing cost of higher education.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago
Established in 1902, Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago is one of the city's largest youth-serving nonprofit organizations, serving more than 2,000 young people every day at its 16 locations throughout the Chicago area.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
With 157 programs at 162 sites in Cook and Lake Counties, Catholic Charities is all about help and just about everywhere. Last year, Catholic Charities served over 1 million children, parents, veterans, seniors and individuals regardless of religious tradition, ethnicity or social status, helping them through hard times.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Joliet
With more than 50 exceptional programs, Catholic Charities compassionately provides help and creates hope for more than 65,000 people annually in DuPage, Will, Grundy, Kendall, Kankakee, Ford and Iroquois Counties.
Since 1955, Clearbrook has been a leader in creating innovative opportunities, services and supports for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Clearbrook provides services to more than 3,400 individuals yearly in 160 communities and the city of Chicago.
The Cradle Foundation
The Cradle is a licensed, accredited, not-for-profit, nonsectarian adoption and child welfare agency that has placed over 15,000 children with loving families since 1923. The Cradle provides compassionate services for expectant women, adoptive parents and adopted persons, as well as 24-hour onsite nursery care for waiting infants.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a nonprofit donor-supported organization, is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.
Franciscan Community Benefit Services
Franciscan Community Benefit Services sponsors St. Jude House, a shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children, while Madonna Foundation supports the catholic education of young urban women through programs and scholarships.
Franciscan St. James Health
Franciscan St. James Health is a two- campus healthcare system, with hospitals in Olympia Fields and Chicago Heights. Experts in cancer detection and treatment, along with and heart and cardiovascular services. More than 100 years St. James has been dedicated to caring for the sick, fostering health and providing quality healthcare for all, regardless of ability to pay.
Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities
Founded in 1950, Ray Graham Association is a nonprofit organization that provides a broad array of services and supports to nearly 2,000 children and adults with developmental disabilities annually. Services include vocational, respite, early intervention, recreational, home-based, and residential programs.
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF works to improve the lives of all people affected by the disease by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago is a new state of the art hospital located on the downtown Chicago campus of its academic partner, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The hospital is ranked as one of the nation's top children's hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Lurie Children's relies on philanthropic support to fulfill its mission.
March of Dimes
The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality through programs of research, community service, education and advocacy.
Founded in 1921, Misericordia is recognized as one of the nation's leading communities for children and adults with developmental disabilities. On its 31-acre Chicago campus, Misericordia provides a network of programs and services and a continuum of residential care for 600 individuals from diverse racial, religious and economic backgrounds.
Respiratory Health Association
Respiratory Health Association has been a public health leader in metropolitan Chicago since 1906. Today, the association addresses asthma, COPD, lung cancer, tobacco control and air quality with a comprehensive approach involving research, education and advocacy activities.
Special Olympics Illinois
Special Olympics Illinois empowers individuals with intellectual disabilities to achieve greatness both on and off the field of competition. Their accomplishments in sports competition inspire them to seek new opportunities and challenges at home, at work and in the community.
Spina Bifida Association of Illinois
The Spina Bifida Association of Illinois (SBAIL) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with Spina Bifida through direct services, information, referral, research, and public awareness.
Jesse White Tumbling Team
The Jesse White Tumblers provide a recreational, athletic, educational and cultural enrichment experience for the inner city, at-risk kids. The group has helped nearly 13,000 student athletes stand up against violence, drugs and gangs, and graduate from high schools and universities. Jesse White's "tough love" program has received national and international recognition.