A new website + content development valued at $20,000 from Orbit Media Studios and SEO services with a site audit from Digital Third Coast valued at $7,500 has been awarded to Rape Victim Advocates. RVA focuses on non-judgmental crisis intervention counseling, individual and group counseling, and medical and legal advocacy.
PR Consulting frpm Flanigan Communications valued at $5,000 has been awarded to ALIVE Rescue. ALIVE Rescue was founded in 2008 as a no-kill animal shelter and animal adoption organization. They're main responsibility is to the animals in open-access shelters (such as Chicago Animal Care & Control) with a high probability of being euthanized.
Video production services from ShiftFocus valued at $10,000 has been awarded to Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition. Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition: GCRC’s mission is to conserve natural resources and preserve the environment by helping the foodservice industry reduce its collective environmental footprint, and by educating consumers about environmental sustainability.
Social media marketing training from Lightspan Digital valued at $2,500 has been awarded to HighSight. HighSight provides academic and social support to Chicago high school students. HighSight provides scholarships, tutoring, mentoring, leadership development and college readiness programs to its students.
Website design + development from Orbit Media, valued at $20,000 - Leave No Veteran Behind. LNVB provides educational and employment services to Veterans who face economic hardship. Through their innovative educational debt relief scholarship, community service, employment training, and job placement programs, LNVB invests in heroes who have honorably served our nation and seek to continue their service as productive citizens in their communities.
Brand strategy & design from Seedhouse, valued at $20,000 - Albany Park Community Center. APCC is a social service organization that impacts thousands of people a year, primarily immigrants, with services like ESL & GED classes, a Housing Resource Center, workforce development, veterans transition services, and citizenship classes. They will serve nearly 10,000 people this year.
Social media management from Lightspan Digital, valued at $3,200 - Culinary Care. Culinary Care is a non-profit organization dedicated to delivering free and balanced meals to caregivers and fighters managing the stress of cancer.
SEO + content strategy from Digital Third Coast, valued at $6,000 - Illinois Safe Schools Alliance. The Alliance promotes safety, support, and healthy development for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in Illinois schools and communities through advocacy, education, youth organizing, and research.
PR consulting from Flanigan Communications, valued at $5,000 - Sacred Transformations. Sacred Transformations is dedicated to helping people who are tattooed, scarred, branded, and/or burnt from negative experiences to transform those marks into art pieces that celebrate one's individuality. People who receive their services include domestic violence victims, human traffic victims, military veterans, family members of homicide victims, former gang members, former prisoners, and others.
Video production from ShiftFocus Productions, valued at $10,000 - The Night Ministry. The Night Ministry is a Chicago-based organization that works to provide housing, health care, and human connection to members of our community who are struggling with poverty or homelessness.
Build Inc. received a website (design + development) valued at $16,000 donated by Orbit Media. Build works in some of Chicago's toughest neighborhoods to provide at-risk youth with alternatives to gang activity and violence.
Food Desert Action (dba) Fresh Moves received $10,000 worth of video production services donated by ShiftFocus Productions. Fresh Moves brings fresh foods at competitive prices in accessible locations, responding to families who seek to consume more fruits and vegetables and foster healthier lifestyles.
Snow City Arts received a site audit + 6 months of SEO services worth $11,500 donated by Digital Third Coast and PR consulting valued at $5,000 donated by Flanigan Communications. Snow City Arts is a pioneering program that provides arts, cultural, and educational programming to hospitalized children unable to attend school because of serious illness.
West Town Bikes received social media management for 3 months valued at $3,200 donated by Lightspan Digital. West Town Bikes promotes youth social skills and a safe place for urban youth to get educated on the most environmentally friendly urban mode of transportation.
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