Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago

Rating: 4.38 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Health

Location: 17 North State Street Suite 650 Chicago IL 60602 USA

Mission: The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure, and overcome challenges created by epilepsy.
Target demographics: Individuals with epilepsy, their families, and their friends
Geographic areas served: Chicagoland and 43 northern and central Illinois counties
Programs: "Care and Counseling," "Parent Link," "Friends Helping Friends," "Advocacy Through Education," "Support Group Network," "Seizure Smart Diet," "Shining Stars," "Camp Blackhawk," "Studio E," "Interpretations Writing Initiative," "Community Epilepsy Clinics," "Operation Outreach," "Employment Services," and "Continuing Frontline Research"
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago for over ten years and have been amazed at the work all the employees do. The passion and dedication in helping people with Epilepsy cannot be describe in words alone. Everything is done to assist people and their families with Epilepsy at no cost to them. Thank you to all the employees - Phil, Kurt, BJ, Erin, Tracy, Meredith, Jose, Mary Jo. Allan, Bob, Morgan, Debbie, Kim, and Frank at EFGC for your hard work and thank you - thank you to all people / companies who have donated money. We could not survive without you.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The organization is full of wonderful people. Their dedicated to the cause on a daily basis is truly amazing. It has been such a wonderful experience to be a part of this team over the last 5 years. I have no direct personal connection with epilepsy, but my experiences with the foundation and the great people of the foundation were so very supportive to me and my family when my son contracted salmonella at birth and struggled his first few months of life. My interactions with this great organization taught me how to deal with this. I am so thankful of what the foundation has given me and it is an honor to be a part of your great team.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

For the past few years, I have been volunteering at the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago. As a person with epilepsy, I find being at the foundation to be extremely comforting. Everyone here is so genuinely kind and caring, and ready and willing to help with anything that they possibly can. Two years ago, my friends and I produced a benefit concert to raise money for the EFGC. Although I was only a volunteer, people at the foundation volunteered THEIR time to help me. They helped us secure insurance for the event, they provided us with educational materials to give to audience members, they helped find donation items for a raffle at the event, etc. We absolutely could not have done it without them. Recently, I began the new Youth Council, and the foundation has been incredibly supportive. They help us with funds, advertising, resources, etc. Now that I am on the Youth Council, I spend a significant amount of time volunteering, and I get no greater joy than being here at the foundation. The EFGC has given me a place where I am accepted, where I feel normal, where I can be myself, and where I can help make a difference. They have made an enormous impact on my way and have helped me in ways I cannot describe, and I want nothing more than to give back to them as much as I possibly can.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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