Porch Light Night Information


Porch Light Night is

Monday, October 2, 2017!

What is Porch Light Night?

Porch Light Night is the one night per year when Kenilworth generates door-to-door contributions to the non-profit Kenilworth United Fund (KUF). The Kenilworth United Fund chooses deserving organizations that directly benefit Kenilworth and North Shore residents.

Porch Light Night is the first Monday of each October-for the last 70+ years! Volunteers for Porch Light Night will call on your house. If you are not home, the volunteers will leave a pledge card and envelope for you to mail your contribution in to the Kenilworth United Fund.

Who benefits from the Kenilworth United Fund?

The Kenilworth United Fund (KUF) distributes money to the below listed not-for-profit groups. These deserving organizations serve the needs of North Shore neighbors. A board committee of the KUF annually reviews the appropriateness of the contributions to these organizations based upon the needs of these agencies. These agencies count on our annual donations to provide continuing levels of support to the people they serve.

North Shore Senior Center Glenkirk School
Family Service Center of Wilmette Girl Scouts – IL Crossroads Council
Irene Josselyn Clinic Kenilworth Boys Scouts
Epilepsy Services for NE Illinois Kenilworth Girls Scouts
Haven Youth and Family Services Willpower
Congregations for Family Emergencies LINKS
St. Mary’s Services LEKOTEK
Northern Suburban Special Recreation Foundation

What differentiates the Kenilworth United Fund from the Chicago Metropolitan United Way and Crusade of Mercy?

The Kenilworth United Fund is separate from these other organizations. The KUF seeks direct contributions from Kenilworth residents for the benefit of local agencies. The primary source of funding for the Chicago Metropolitan United Way and Crusade of Mercy, on the other hand, is through employee contributions at work.

For Kenilworth residents who wish to contribute to the Kenilworth United Fund through their employers, or the Chicago Metropolitan United Way or the Crusade of Mercy, you may give the appropriate information to the Porch Light Night volunteer who will help complete the reverse side of the pledge card. It is that simple.

How is the Kenilworth United Fund managed and administrated?

The Kenilworth United Fund operates through a volunteer board of directors of Kenilworth residents. They generously donate their time and skills in the areas of management, fund-raising, marketing, accounting and legal services in order to operate the KUF.

For further information, contact:

Michael Holling, President, Kenilworth United Fund
Ray Weber, Porch Light Night Chair

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