Collinsville, Ill. (December 28, 2022) – Ameren Illinois surprised non-profit organizations across its service territory during its 12 Days of Giving campaign as it contributed a total of $120,000 among 12 non-profits.
As non-profits work particularly hard this time of year to support local families, Ameren Illinois wanted to ensure they could expand their services. The 12 agencies were told they were receiving a $1,000 contribution. Instead, Ameren Illinois presented them with $10,000.
"We were not expecting this at all," said Cindy Morris, Executive Director of Peoria Public Schools Foundation. "This donation will help us in a monumental way as we serve the youth in Peoria. We can't thank Ameren Illinois enough for this community support."
The grant funds were made available through the Ameren Cares program, which connects Ameren Illinois with the communities it serves through charitable giving and volunteering. The funds provided year-end support for programs focused on basic critical needs, food insecurity, mental and physical health, violence prevention, and equitable education and mentorship resources.
"These 12 non-profits make a big impact on our local communities," said Brian Leonard, Senior Director of Government Relations, Ameren Illinois. "At Ameren Illinois we don't just work here, we live here too. By helping these non-profits, we are helping brighten the holidays for our community as they can further their mission."
The 12 non-profits that received the $10,000 grant were Survivor Resource Center in Danville, Well Experience in Urbana, Peoria Public Schools Foundation in Peoria, We Care in Morton, Violence Prevention Center in Belleville, Community Resource Lifeline in East St. Louis, God's Shelter of Love in Decatur, Compass for Kids in Springfield, Western Illinois Regional Council in Macomb, New Directions Warming & Cooling Center in Jacksonville, The Survivor Empowerment Center in Carbondale and The Amy Schulz Child Advocacy Center in Mount Vernon.
About Ameren Illinois
Ameren Illinois delivers energy to 1.2 million electric and more than 800,000 natural gas customers throughout central and southern Illinois. Our service territory covers more than 1,200 communities and 43,700 square miles. Our mission is to power the quality of life. For more information, visit AmerenIllinois.com. Follow us on Twitter @AmerenIllinois and Facebook.