10/01/2020: Bank of Hillsboro Provides $20,000 to Six Local Nonprofits

Bank of Hillsboro is committed to supporting our customers and communities, now more than ever. Through our partnership with Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, we were proud to provide a total of $20,000 to six amazing nonprofit organizations throughout our service area. Imagine Hillsboro, Bread of Life Hamel, Goshen Beet Box, Mount Olive Care, Staunton Helping Hands, and Clinton County Senior Services all received donations over the last few months.

Bank of Hillsboro was able to offer these donations after applying for a $20,000 grant through the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. The bank is offering a COVID-19 Relief Program consisting of zero-rate advances and grants to support all of its member institutions, such as Bank of Hillsboro, and the communities they serve. Bank of Hillsboro Senior Vice President Mike Ward said they decided to apply for the grant and were thrilled when they received it.

“As a community bank, we have seen first-hand the economic impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on local businesses and families. Most importantly, we’ve also seen the important and tireless work nonprofits are doing right now to support those in need,” said Ward. “While we recognize there are many deserving nonprofits making a difference right now, we feel honored to have been able to assist six local agencies who we know are making a tremendous impact in the communities they serve.”

The Beet Box, which was created by the local nonprofit, Goshen Market Foundation, is committed to bringing affordable, fresh produce to people who might not otherwise have access to it. The mobile food market delivers roughly 1,500 lbs. of produce every year serving Madison and St. Clair counties.

The Mount Olive Care Center’s mission is to help community members who are in need of assistance. The nonprofit provides free meals for more than 100 families each month and also offers one-time assistance with water, utility, or rent bills. The Care Center also partners with the local school district to offer meals to children in school.

Imagine Hillsboro takes a proactive approach towards revitalizing Hillsboro through community planning and economic development. The money Bank of Hillsboro donated was used to fund their annual Back to School Drive and supply children with clothing and new shoes for the upcoming school year

Staunton Helping Hands Center impacts between 650-750 individuals every month through its food pantry. The Center utilizes the Central Food Bank and the Midwest Food Bank to obtain cost-effective food. The Center supplies non-perishable items in addition to fresh produce, grains, frozen and refrigerated food and basic hygiene products.

The Alhambra Hamel Ministerial Alliance sponsors the Bread of Life Food Pantry serving Alhambra, Hamel, and Worden plus other small, local communities in northeastern Madison County, Illinois.

Clinton County Senior Services is a not-for-profit agency which provides services such as Meals on Wheels; Dining Room Meals and other types of meal assistance in addition to helping provide seniors with information they need related to other related service programs.  

We’re grateful for all these organizations do to support the communities we serve and wish to extend them a heartfelt Thank You!