Mom's to Be packages
I heard about these gift ideas described as “A Gift for Mom, A Gift for Your Community” and thought it was such a wonderful idea! You can buy a gift for your mom (or wife) that benefit local charities. Check it out because the packages are selling out and the last day to purchase a package is this Sunday!! www.makeitbetter.net/beCause
Northbrook Court and Make It Better magazine have partnered to launch “celebrate mom beCause,” a program to help gift-givers find the perfect Mother’s Day presents while contributing funds to two local charities – Family Service: Prevention, Education and Counseling, and the Greater Illinois Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
101 gift packages have been generously donated by Northbrook Court retailers, restaurants and businesses so 100% of the proceeds will go to the charity partners. Gift items range from restaurant and movie gift cards to spa treatments, personal shopping vouchers and certificates for Zumba and cooking classes. All of the gift packages are featured in the April Issue of Make it Better magazine as well as online at www.makeitbetter.net/beCause. Prices range from $75-$250.
Sur La Table package
Northbrook Court retailers and businesses participating in the “celebrate mom beCause” program include AMC Theaters, Aveda, Caché, C.D. Peacock, The Claim Company, Corner Bakery Café, California Pizza Kitchen, CUSP, Flash! Digital Portraits, Gymboree Play & Music, H&M, LORD & Taylor, lucy, Mark Shale, Monograms Today, Neiman Marcus, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Pierce Interiors, Red Door Spa, Red Mango, Sassoon, Scandia Down, See’s Candies, Sephora, Starbucks, Stir Crazy, Sur La Table, Tiffany & Co., Tommy Bahama and Tony & Bruno’s.
About the Charity Partners:
FAMILY SERVICE PREVENTION, EDUCATION & COUNSELING
Family Service seeks to be the leader in providing effective, responsive and innovative programs of human services. Family service assists individuals, families and communities in positively adapting to the ever-changing landscape of today’s society. It is committed to the people it serves, to advancement of the field of practice and to proactive identification and response to changing societal needs. Services are available in both English and Spanish and are available regardless of the individual’s ability to pay. “Family Service: Prevention, Education and Counseling has been providing high-quality, effective social services to area residents for the past 82 years,” said Paul Dean, executive director for the organization, which provides counseling, specialized services for seniors and caregivers, and programs for Latino students and their families. “It’s through the generosity of area residents, coming together through Northbrook Court and Make It Better magazine, that we’re able to continue to serve the nearly 6,000 clients and families we reach annually with low- and no-cost programs.”
THE CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION – GREATER ILLINOIS CHAPTER
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. The Foundation funds more CF research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support. Based in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation also supports and accredits a national care center network that has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health as a model of care for a chronic disease. The CF Foundation is a donor-supported nonprofit organization. “Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s mission is to find a cure for the disease and improve the quality of life for those with cystic fibrosis,” said David Oshinski, development director for the organization. “We urgently need the public’s continued support to fulfill our mission of funding life-saving research and working to provide access to quality care and effective therapies.”
For complete package details or to purchase a gift, visit www.makeitbetter.net/beCause. All packages, regardless of purchase date, will be sent after May 1 and at least one week before Mother’s Day.