What is Widmer Wish?
Non-profit organizations give so much of themselves in order to achieve their missions, often leaving little or no budget for office furniture. In order to recognize these unsung heroes, we’ve developed Widmer Wish, a unique program that awards a local non-profit organization with office furnishings, courtesy of Widmer Interiors.
Congratulations Warren Achievement Center, our 2020 Winner!
On Tuesday, December 1, Widmer Interiors delivered furniture to this year’s WidmerWISH winner! With the help of HON furniture, we were able to deliver 12 task chairs to Warren Achievement Center in Monmouth, Illinois. Warren Achievement Center.
Every year, Widmer Interiors has the opportunity to give back through our WidmerWISH program. Non-profit organizations often have little to no budget for office furniture. Through WidmerWISH, we are able to award a local non-profit with office furnishings, courtesy of Widmer Interiors.
The 2020 winner of the WidmerWISH program is Warren Achievement Center, a local non-profit organization in Monmouth, IL. Warren Achievement Center’s mission is to enable persons with developmental disabilities to function to the maximum extent possible as responsible members of the community with the opportunity to choose and to realize their goals of where and how they live, learn, work and play. The organization has several residential homes, a sheltered workshop and transportation for senior citizens, persons with disabilities and the general public. Warren Achievement Center provides many opportunities for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities to learn and be active members of the community. Staff are employed and specially trained to provide positive experiences in learning, recreation and independent living. WidmerWISH was pleased to present 12 task chairs to this inspiring organization yesterday.
Congratulations, Warren Achievement Center!
Our Previous Widmer Wish Winners
Salt and Light Ministries fights poverty in the Champaign-Urbana area by creating opportunities that empower people. This creates lasting change in each person that walks through their doors.
FamilyCore works with schools, court systems & other social services to connect counseling, intervention, preventative education & other support services with those who have a need.
Shelter Care started as a response to the growing homeless population in Rockford, and have since then expanded to transitional housing for homeless families, and a day time drop-in center for homeless children.
South Side Mission has a longstanding history in Peoria, they now care for over 15,000 poor people each year through youth ministry, homeless shelter, food pantry, outreach, and career training ministries.
PATH began on the campus of Illinois State University in 1971 as a drug hotline. They quickly expanded to provide crisis response & later to add community resources, adding homeless services programs.
Rock House Kids seeks to feed at-risk children physically, spiritually and emotionally. Since 1999, they have cared for Rockford’s inner-city children, ages 6-18, by providing a safe, warm & nurturing environment.
CASA of Peoria County advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the Juvenile Abuse and Neglect Court system. They have been serving abused and neglected children since 2005.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong & enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.