Bridge Communities receives $32,000 boost from INEOS to support families facing homelessness
- Bridge Communities near Naperville has become the latest charity to benefit from a Community Fund established by global manufacturing company, INEOS
- INEOS endeavours to support the local communities around its sites and businesses globally through this annual initiative – for 2023, INEOS is making special donations in honour of its 25th anniversary
- The £25,000 ($32,000) donated by INEOS helps Bridge Communities to transition families facing homelessness to self-sufficiency by working with partners to provide mentoring, housing, and support services
- Amy Van Polen, Chief Executive Officer at Bridge Communities, said: ‘We are truly grateful for INEOS’s generous donation in support of families facing homelessness in DuPage County. Their support will allow us to better meet the changing needs of our client families in the Bridge program and provide them with impactful and transformative experiences.’
Bridge Communities has received £25,000 ($32,000) from the INEOS Community Fund to assist their vital work. This is one of several £25,000 allotments made by the INEOS Community Fund to commemorate the 25th anniversary of INEOS, which was founded in 1998.
Bridge Communities helps families facing homelessness transition to self-sufficiency and stable housing by working with partners to provide mentoring, housing, and supportive services. Their vision is a community where all families are healthy, financially stable, and living in affordable housing.
The donation will help to fund a two-year program that provides families with the tools and resources to save money, learn budgeting skills, heal from the traumas of homelessness and secure better employment.
The charity was nominated by members of the INEOS Aromatics team in Naperville, Illinois. The site is the headquarters and main R&D centre for the global business, which produces raw materials the polyester industry uses to make thousands of essential items found in homes and businesses.
The £1M INEOS Community Fund was established in March 2020 to support the local communities around the company’s 194 sites, initially to help people deal with and recover from the social challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund, which operates annually, delivered 159 lifeline grants through 2020, and has run each year since, now continuing to support local communities in 2023 and beyond.
The charitable Community Fund is available for use by all INEOS sites – both on a national and international scale – to support important causes in their communities, as well as exceptional individuals and boarder areas aligned with INEOS’ business and sports teams.
Amy Van Polen, Chief Executive Officer at Bridge Communities, said:
‘We are truly grateful for INEOS’s generous donation in support of families facing homelessness in DuPage County. Their support will allow us to better meet the changing needs of our client families in the Bridge program and provide them with impactful and transformative experiences.’
Alex Elias, North America Business Director at INEOS Aromatics, said:
“I’m delighted that we can mark the INEOS 25th anniversary with this support for Bridge Communities. The organization carries out vital work, empowering families to be self-sufficient and develop the skills they need to maintain a more stable lifestyle.”
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