WBBM Radiothon Brings Awareness and Donations to Youth Programs and Services
For 19 hours, volunteers and staff members answered ringing phones during the WBBM Good Neighbor Radiothon benefitting The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division’s youth programs and services for children in need.
In addition to youth programs, funds raised will also support emergency assistance programs which provide rent, food, clothing, utility assistance and shelter to those families in crisis.
Spurred on by generous matching gifts from lead sponsors Jewel Osco and State Farm, as well as other corporate partners in caring, donors opened their hearts and their wallets to raise more than $250,000.
During the day, WBBM radio listeners heard stories from clients served through many programs including music education, after-school activities, tutoring, Head Start and more. Eunice Fleming and her son, Kimani, shared the importance the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center had in their lives. All corps community centers provide children a safe haven and an alternative to get kids off the streets, safe from violence and out of harm’s way. Read More...