WHAT WE DO


PROGRAMS

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 Dr. Janice M. LaBranche, Health & Wellness Medical Director and Tamara L. Smith MSN, APN, FNP-BC, Medical Chair.

Please refer to our event calendar for reminders and additional details related to upcoming sessions for 2021!  

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.

Educational Program

The requirements for the 2021 LaBranche Family Foundation Scholarship Award  were extended to include all  qualified  students who reside in Will and/or DuPage County  and considered based on  based on personal need, academic achievement, career goals, extracurricular activities, current scholarship and/or financial aid support and character.   As a result, our LFFINC Scholars for  2021 represent 2 students from Bolingbrook High School, 1 student from Plainfield East High School, 1 student from Benet  Academy High School and 1 student from Waubonsie Valley High School.  A total of $4000 was awarded for 2021 (three Students receiving  $1000 each and 2 students receiving $500 each). Averaging a GPA that exceeds 4.0, these scholars have been accepted to over 30 institutes of higher learning .

A $1000 grant will also be awarded to our local Bolingbrook Science, Technology, Engineering and  Mathematics (STEM) Association to subsidize the tuition for students in need of financial support during 2021.

LFFINC Scholarship 2020 Closed
LFFINC Scholarship 2021 – Closed Click here for details

Bolingbrook STEM Grant 2021 – Details coming soon!
Please contact the Bolingbrook STEM Association for questions related to this program.