Our Chicago. Our Opportunity to Pursue Career Dreams
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Chicagoland will be a great place for us to live when it is a great place for all of us. Unfortunately, many people in our region face barriers that hold them back from a bright future.
Your support can help kids like Xavier overcome these challenges. Not long ago, Xavier struggled with reading. At his Little Village elementary school, 95% of students come from low-income households and test scores fall far below national averages.
Xavier got the extra support he needed when he started attending a literacy program at Erie House, a nonprofit community center in his neighborhood. There, Xavier works one-on-one with volunteer reading tutors. Now, he's reading at his appropriate grade level and exploring new opportunities for his future. He dreams of becoming an animator and creating stories about heroes like those in his favorite books.
Xavier’s story is just one example of the many opportunities you can help unlock with a donation to the McCormick Foundation. When you give to the McCormick Foundation, we’ll match your gift at 50 cents on the dollar and cover all expenses. Then, we’ll pass 100% of these funds on to local nonprofits like Erie House that are creating life-changing opportunities for people like Xavier.
Your donation makes a difference. We truly appreciate your gift, and thank you on behalf of all those who benefit from your generosity. This holiday season, let’s help make Chicago a land of opportunity for everybody, regardless of ZIP code, race, or income.