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JCR Speaker Series Gives Back
J.C. Restoration, Inc is committed to providing education and professional development opportunities to our clients, friends, and vendors. In this new virtual-filled world, we had to pivot our education strategy and think outside the box for our audience. We developed the JCR Professional Human Being Speaker Series, an ongoing series of webinars that bring professional development and leadership topics to anyone that may want to attend. Our sessions are free of charge, and we’ve had an array of speakers already since April 2020.
While we are proud of the content we are making available, we are even more proud to be associated with such good, kind and giving individuals that have comprised our Speaker Series thus far. Both Jim Bagnola and Mike Gallina, our acclaimed speakers, have waived their speaker fees and have chosen to give them to various charities.
JCR has given a donation to the Timken Family Cancer Center, in Mike Gallina’s name, to help support a new cancer center planned at Aultman Hospital in Mike’s hometown of Canton, OH. Aultman’s Timken Family Cancer Center is a $28 million project that will create a new 77,600 square foot comprehensive center for cancer related services at Aultman Hospital. The state-of-the-art facility will advance clinical care, improve patient experience and strengthen community services.
In addition, JCR has given donations to four separate food pantries in the Chicagoland area, per Jim Bagnola’s request to help support the nutritional needs of so many underprivileged folks in our local area. The four organizations are as follows:
- Northern Illinois Food Bank, who’s mission is to lead the Northern Illinois community in solving hunger by providing nutritious meals to those in need through innovative programs and partnerships. Their vision is for no one in Northern Illinois to be hungry.
- Irving Park Food Pantry, who is primarily an interdenominational family of churches working closely with civic groups, schools, scouts, area aldermen, and concerned individuals in the neighborhood. Together they are effectively helping over 600 households, representing more than 1600 individuals in need of emergency food each month of the year.
- The Joined Hands Food Pantry, who provides support and a sense of community to those struggling in Northwest Chicago . We strive to achieve this mission by supplying food and clothing assistance, educating and guiding patrons on social services, and building a support network featuring local residents, companies, and charities. For those struggling with poverty, they aim to ensure that they never feel alone or abandoned.
- The Care Center / Willow Creek, is a ministry of Willow Creek Community Church. They are committed to offering services that help meet immediate needs as well as services that help build toward a more sustainable future for individuals and families in the Chicagoland area.
We thank our speakers for their time and generosity – they truly embody what it means to be a true professional and a leader.
JCR is continuing our Speaker Series well into 2021, please join us if you haven’t already.
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