WHAT WE DO
Christmas Wish Program
This program grants provisional wishes to financially challenged families, families impacted by tragedy, families who reside in homeless shelters, in addition to our Senior Adults who reside in local retirement or assisted living centers THROUGHOUT the year! In addition, multiple families are adopted and granted Christmas wishes during each holiday season. Once provided with the name, age, gender, clothing size and list of Christmas Wish” items, our work begins. Gifts are purchased, wrapped and along with food items are personally delivered to each family on Christmas Eve. Our families may receive gift certificates in lieu of a personal shopping experience. A pantry is replenished with food and a child awakens to the delight of Christmas gifts!
Holiday Organized Pajama Event (HOPE)
This program donates the gift of new pajamas to financially challenged children, children impacted by tragedy, children who reside in homeless shelters, in addition to our Senior Adults who reside in local retirement or assisted living centers THROUGHOUT the year! During the month of December we host several fun filled events which includes dinner, but most importantly we provide holiday themed crafts, winter apparel, school supplies, toys, free raffles and pre-loaded gift cards for each child along with the gift of new pajamas. The visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus is always a surprise. Each pair of new pajamas are personally gift wrapped to show that each child is important!
Health & Wellness Program
Free wellness seminars are currently available to the community under the direction of our Health & Wellness Chair as a licensed and board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Please refer to our event calendar for reminders and additional details related to upcoming sessions for 2020!
Disclaimer – The LaBranche Family Foundation Health & Wellness sessions are not intended to be used for the diagnosis or treatment of a health problem nor as a substitute for consulting a licensed medical professional.
During 2020, this program awarded $4000 in monetary scholarships/grants! Our recipients 2020 included three (3) local Bolingbrook High School students, each receiving a $1000 scholarship award. A $1000 grant was also awarded to our local Bolingbrook Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Association to subsidize the tuition for students in need of financial support during 2020.
LFFINC Scholarship Fund 2018 Closed
LFFINC Scholarship Fund 2019 Closed
LFFINC Scholarship Fund 2020 Closed – Click here for details
Please contact the Bolingbrook STEM Association for questions related to this program.