Go Beyond Barrington has been pursuing their mission of empowering communities in need for the last six years as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We were founded in 2011 when Joplin, Illinois was struck by tornadoes.
Since then we have worked with other cities affected by catastrophic events, as well as youth and family homeless shelters in Milwaukee and Chicago.
Our organization is unique because we are entirely student-led and we are established on the principle of fostering human connections and relations with the people that we are serving. In choosing a different beneficiary every year to serve, we chose Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans this year, located in Wheaton, Illinois. This charity provides housing, supportive services, and community outreach to help homeless and at-risk veterans and their families achieve self-sufficiency. We fell in love with this cause from the get go because of the incredible people involved, the dedicated nature in which it is run, and most importantly, the difference that we wanted to make for these heroes of our country.
We are so excited to announce that our latest year, most recently concluded with our spring break trip to Wheaton in March, was our most successful yet! We spent our spring break at the shelter cooking for the veteran residents, organizing their donation drive, performing yard work, and more!
The highlight of the trip was the grand donation that we made at the end of our stay. From our 2016-2017 year, we were able to donate $21,675 to Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans.
Our donation will help them fill significant gaps in running their programs. We will be named the platinum-level sponsor of Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veteran’s 10th-anniversary gala held on April 30th.
We have worked tirelessly for the last year to raise funds and awareness for MSHV through different forms of community and high school outreach, some of which include our annual Go Beyond Barrington Games hosted at Barrington High School, our carwash, senior night blackout t-shirt sale during the football season, sponsorships, and regular storefronts.
We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude and thanks to our community of supporters who have helped us make this possible, not just this year, but every year! We are beyond excited for our upcoming year and strongly encourage and appreciate any form of donation that can be made through our Paypal which is directly linked to our website here, or you may also send to our mailing address: 6000 Garlands Lane, Barrington, IL 60010.