Grants were recently awarded to five local charitable organizations: the C.W. Avery Family YMCA, Plainfield Lions Club, Plainfield Interfaith Food Pantry, Green Harvest Food Pantry and The Big Serve, a community wide effort to help those in need.
Additional grants to other local charitable organizations are expected to be awarded in the coming months.
The grant money was raised by the 2019 Plainfield Giving Gala, an annual black tie charity event held last February sponsored by Friends for Charitable Giving in partnership with the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce.
Charitable organizations interested in obtaining a grant from the Plainfield Giving Gala can apply at plainfieldgivinggala.org.
Next year’s Plainfield Giving Gala will be held Feb. 22, 2020 at the Bolingbrook Golf Club.