Lazarus House in St. Charles has won an AT&T “Investing in Illinois Award” for its non-profit work to help people in Illinois. Lazarus House will receive $1,000 from AT&T to be used to provide emergency shelter, transitional housing and homeless prevention services to those in crisis.
“There are great non-profit organizations improving lives in Illinois. By supporting these organizations, we’re strengthening the communities we serve,” said Jaci Kator, external affairs manager, AT&T.
State Sen. Karen McConnaughay nominated Lazarus House for the recognition from AT&T Illinois. The AT&T “Investing in Illinois Awards” provide resources and recognition to organizations and programs that improve lives in their communities and the state. They’re advancing education, economic growth, new technologies and other essential community services.
The company also highlighted Digital You, its new resource to help tech beginners of all ages. It helps them with the basics of using a smartphone or tablet, keeping online information private and secure. It also helps users with disabilities activate accessibility features through training resources and tip sheets.
Digital You offers Digital Compass, a free interactive game developed by Common Sense, to teach sixth- through ninth-graders about the real-world impact of their online choices.
For more information on the resources available, check out digitalyou.att.com.
About Lazarus House
Located at 214 Walnut St. in St. Charles, IL, Lazarus House is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization serving persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and connected to mid-Kane County. For more information, visit the Lazarus House website.
About Philanthropy & Social Innovation at AT&T
AT&T Inc. is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its community initiatives, AT&T has a long history of investing in projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; or address community needs. In 2014, nearly $127 million was contributed or directed through corporate, employee, social investment and AT&T Foundation-giving programs. AT&T Aspire is AT&T’s signature education initiative that drives innovation in education by bringing diverse resources to bear on the issue including funding, technology, employee volunteerism and mentoring.