We are very fortunate to live in McLean County and be part of all of the opportunities it offers. Mclean County has a rich agricultural base and is home to Headquarters of State Farm and Country Companies. We are is also home to Rivian, Nestle-Beich, Firestone, Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University and Heartland Community College. We also have two outstanding healthcare systems and nearly 3,000 additional small to medium businesses.
The Ritchie Law Office, Ltd. is very grateful to be part of such a community and to further our Mission of "Helping Clients Achieve Peace and a Lasting Legacy Through Proper Estate Planning."
McLean County is also very fortunate to have many different charitable and volunteer organizations. Below are five organizations that RLO is featuring in our campaign to "Support the Local Charities that Support Our Community."
Below you will find more information on each of our Five Featured Charitable Organizations as well as links to donate to those organizations.
1. The Child Protection Network (CPN):
Founded in 1990, the Child Protection Network is an organization that supports the Court Appointed Special Advocate or "CASA" program in Mclean, Dewitt and Livingston Counties. CASA organizes and trains volunteers who are sworn in as officers of our court system. CASA volunteers are then assigned to child endangerment and neglect cases. The CASA volunteers visit the child at the foster parent's home; observe the child and biological parents during supervised visits and attend their assigned child's court hearing. CASA volunteers write court reports which judges heavily rely on during the case. A CASA Volunteer make sure children don’t get lost in the system.
For More Information on the Child Protection Network CLICK HERE
To Donate to the Child Protection Network CLICK HERE
2. The Baby Fold:
Formed in 1902, the Baby Fold has been offering foster care, special education, early childhood programming and adoption support to children in Central Illinois. Their mission and vision is to build positive futures with children and families while reflecting the Christian principals of love, hope and healing. The Baby Fold works to positively transform children’s lives through strong family and community partnerships.
For more Information about the Baby Fold CLICK HERE
To Donate to the Baby Fold CLICK HERE
3. Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal
Founded in 1992, The Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington - Normal is a safe place for kids that is supervised by paid, professionally trained staff who offer fun and engaging programs for Club members. Their mission is to empower all young people, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
For more information about Boys & Girls of Bloomington-Normal CLICK HERE
To Donate to Boys & Girls of Bloomington-Normal CLICK HERE
4. Faith In Action of Bloomington-Normal
Founded in 2005, Faith In Action provides spiritual, physical and emotional support free of charge to seniors over 60 years old in Mclean County. The goal is for care receivers to maintain independence, dignity and improved quality of life. Faith in Action coordinates and trains volunteers to provide medical transportation, shopping transportation, friendly visits and phone calls and light home maintenance.
For more information about Faith In Action of Bloomington Normal CLICK HERE
To Donate to Faith In Action CLICK HERE
5. Mid Central Community Action - Neville House Shelter
Founded in 1964, MCCA envisions healthy and self-sufficient families interacting positively with one another in strong, safe, and diverse neighborhoods to enhance the community while preserving the environment. Their mission is to educate, equip, and empower people to achieve healthy relationships, finances, homes, and neighborhoods. Among other services to our community, MCCA has the Neville House Shelter which has a daily capacity of 25 adults and children. Residents staying at Neville House work closely with a trained domestic violence advocate that will assist in finding resources for housing, childcare, employment, legal representation, transportation, and enhancement of life skills. Twenty-four hour emotional and educational support is available to assist individuals and families respond to crisis and increase self-sufficiency.
For more information about MCCA CLICK HERE
To Donate to MCCA CLICK HERE
This article is a service of Attorney Chad A. Ritchie and the Ritchie Law Office, Ltd.
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