WGN-TV Family Charities is focused on creating opportunities for children and families to help them fulfill their potential. We hope to bring awareness to various organizations and to enlist community support to help make a difference in the lives of families throughout the Chicago area.
In 2022, WGN-TV Family Charities held three charity drives: Chicago Scholars Dollars, and the WGN Morning News Food and Toy Drives. The combined total of funds raised was matched by the McCormick Foundation at fifty cents on the dollar.
Including the 50% McCormick Match factored into the donations, WGN-TV Family Charities donated the following in 2022:
- Chicago Scholars: $35,000
- Greater Chicago Food Depository: $25,000
- Off The Street Club: $5,500 (and over 2,500 toys)
- Christmas in the Wards: $5,500 (and over 5,500 toys)
The McCormick Foundation matches funds raised at 50 cents on the dollar. We pay all campaign and administrative expenses, so one hundred percent of all donations, plus the match is granted to qualified nonprofit organizations.