St. Jane Chicago Hotel is pleased to announce its charity partnership program with Jackson Chance Foundation (JCF), the Juvenile Protective Association (JPA) and Marwen. The program comprises guest and employee initiatives that ladder up to the hotel’s greater mission of inspiring change within the local community, while building awareness and increasing funding.
“We’re proud to partner with these three impactful organizations and empower our guests and employees to make positive social changes within our community,” says Carrie Meghie, Owner of St. Jane Chicago Hotel. “St. Jane is a deeply-rooted philanthropic member of the city and these partnerships further cement our mission to support local causes through fundraising and collaboration.”
St. Jane embraces the arts and culture that defines Chicago, drawing inspiration from the legacy of Jane Addams – a pioneering Chicagoan, civil activist and the first American woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize. This announcement is the beginning of three long-term partnerships thoughtfully designed with the non-profit organizations; more information on the non-profits and initiatives are detailed below.
The Jackson Chance Foundation (JCF) supports families with children in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) by providing complimentary hospital parking. JCF ensures families can be together during challenging times and alleviates a source of financial stress.
Every Dollar Spent at St. Jane Gives a Critically Ill Baby More Time with their Family
A percentage of all revenue from St. Jane and its food, beverage, meeting and event outlets is donated to the foundation. Since its opening in 2018, St. Jane’s support has provided more than 33,000 days of parking to NICU families.
Founded in 1901 by Jane Addams, JPA provides high-quality, in-school therapy and counseling services to children, parents and educators to improve the social and emotional well-being and functioning of vulnerable children so they can reach their fullest potential.
Volunteer Opportunities through St. Jane’s “Better Breaks Program”
St. Jane launches its “Better Breaks Program” to encourage hotel meeting attendees to give back and volunteer during conference downtime in JPA partner schools. JPA invites guests into the classroom to meet local children and engage with them in a fun, lively and educational activity (JPA cannot welcome guests into the therapy room). Organizers can work with St. Jane’s sales team to schedule and facilitate group volunteer participation during their time at the property
Marwen provides free visual arts, college and career programs for young people in grades 6-12 and from Chicago’s under-resourced communities. St. Jane will be purchasing artworks, created by Marwen young artists that will be exhibited in 16 of St. Jane’s corner suites.