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   Featured Review

1 person found this review helpful

My building, AMLI 900, has worked with the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago to offer residents the opportunity to donate to the great cause. The Epilepsy Foundation sets up bins in our back loading dock area for residents to bring down clothing and small household items to donate. This has been an extreme success in the building and residents look forward to donation. Our original plan was to have the donations bins available for one month only, but because it was such a success we now offer them for a week, once a month, and residents know they can bring items down to donate. The Epilepsy Foundation has been very helpful with coordinating dates and pick up times and we always look forward to working with them.

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?

A lot

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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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer for almost 2 years. My neurologist always suggested that I should find a group or foundation that would give me a sense of what others dealt with the same issues. As time opened up, I decided to give it a chance. I met some wonderful people as a volunteer. All the staff is quite friendly and are willing help others and the cause to improve epilepsy. Being a Hispanic, I would like to encourage all the Hispanic Community to be involved in the cause and break the taboo within our culture. Therefore, I will like to ask all the Hispanic Community to be a part of it.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

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?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been involved with the Epilepsy Foundation for over 20 years. I am always amazed how caring and helpful the staff members are to the individuals that they serve. The Foundation offers so many programs to a wide variety of people living with epilepsy. I have attend Camp Blackhawk as a volunteer for several years and enjoy watching the children who are attending the camp participate in so many actitvies that they may not otherwise be able to participate. It is an outstanding way for children living with epilepsy to attend camp in a safe environment for them.

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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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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