WHAT WE DO


PROGRAMS

Christmas Wish Program

This program grants provisional wishes to disadvantaged families, families impacted by tragedy or families who reside in homeless shelters 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!

*NEW in 2019program was expanded to include our Senior Adults who reside in local retirement or assisted living centers.

Holiday Organized Pajama Event (HOPE)

This program donates the gift of new pajamas to disadvantaged children, children impacted by tragedy, or children who reside in homeless shelters 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!

*NEW in 2019 program was expanded to include our Senior Adults who reside in local retirement or assisted living centers.

 

Health & Wellness Program

Free wellness seminars are currently available to the community under the direction of our Health & Wellness Chair who is a licensed and board certified Family Nurse Practitioner.  Join us on February 17, 2019 as the LaBranche Family Foundation in collaboration with Belynda Head of Lines “N Motion” presents “Seven Steps to a Healthy Heart – Part 2”.  (refer to our event calendar for additional details and upcoming sessions for 2019)

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

For 2019, this program awarded $4000 in monetary scholarship/grants!  Our recipients for 2019 include three (3) local Bolingbrook High School students, each receiving $1000 individual scholarship awards.  A $1000 grant was also awarded to our local Bolingbrook Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Association to subsidize the tuition for as many as eight (8) students in need of financial support and attending a 2019 session.

LFFINC Scholarship Fund 2018 – Click here for details
LFFINC Scholarship Fund 2019 – Click here for details

Bolingbrook STEM Grant 2018 – Click here for details
Bolingbrook STEM Grant 2019 – details coming soon

Please contact the Bolingbrook STEM Association for questions related to this program.