Schneider for Congress Campaign Supports Community Covid-19 Response with more than $25,000 in Donations

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Campaign volunteers have also made more than 1,000 calls to elderly neighbors to check in during the crisis

NORTHBROOK, IL – Today, the Schneider for Congress campaign announced making more than $25,000 in donations over the past several weeks to more than two dozen local organizations helping Tenth District communities during the Covid-19 pandemic. A full list of recipient organizations is included at the end of this release. 

In addition, in a gesture to say “thank you” to the heroic health care workers on the front lines of the crisis and at the same time support our local small businesses, this week the Schneider for Congress campaign began donating meals to local hospitals. The first donation of $500 was for pizzas to cover meal breaks for the staff at Vista Medical Center, delivered by Quonset Pizza and Jimano's Pizza of Waukegan. The campaign is scheduling similar lunch donations at the other medical centers in the Tenth Congressional District in the coming days.

In addition to financial support, the campaign is participating in a “Good Neighbors” program with volunteer phone bankers making calls checking in on elderly residents who are social distancing during the crisis. To date, Schneider for Congress volunteers have made more than 1,000 calls. 

“The unprecedented coronavirus pandemic is challenging our communities like never before, but I am daily inspired by how neighbors are stepping up to help one another,” said Brad Schneider. “I am grateful our campaign is able to contribute to these important efforts with volunteer action and financial support. Grassroots volunteers have always been the heart of our campaign, and I so appreciate their continued dedication making check-in calls to vulnerable members of our community.”

The following organizations received at least one donation from the Schneider for Congress campaign (*indicates contributions for both March and April)

  • Chicago - Cook County COVID 19 Response Fund* 

  • Lake County COVID 19 Response Fund* 

  • Lake County Community Crisis Relief Fund*

  • Highland Park Community Foundation Covid 19 Response Fund  

  • Northern IL Food Bank*

  • Mano a Mano Family Resource Center

  • Long Grove Survival Kit's

  • The Chosen One’s 

  • Christian Faith Fellowship (in support of food bank)*

  • Abiding Love Ministries Christian Assembly of God (in support of food bank)*

  • Cool Food Pantry (in support of food bank)*

  • North Point Church (in support of food bank)

  • Our Lady of Humility Catholic Church (in support of food bank)

  • Antioch Township (in support of food bank)*

  • Avon Township (in support of food bank)*

  • Fremont Township (in support of food bank)*

  • Grant Township (in support of food bank)*

  • Lake Villa Township (in support of food bank)*

  • Libertyville Township (in support of food bank)*

  • Moraine Township (in support of food bank)*

  • New Trier Township (in support of food bank)*

  • Northfield Township (in support of food bank)*

  • Shields Township (in support of food bank)*

  • Vernon Township (in support of food bank)*

  • Warren Township (in support of food bank)*

  • West Deerfield Township (in support of food bank)*

  • Wheeling Township (in support of food bank)*

 

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