Lending A Hand Program

Church Women United began giving back to the community in 1969 through the proceeds of sales of The Princeton Closet.  This program was formally named “Lending a Hand” in the summer of 2019 so the community of Bureau County can truly identify with the mission of the Princeton Closet. The program is designed to financially lend a hand with not for profit organizations in Bureau County that will have a positive impact on many lives. Since 1969, the program has come a long way due to the generosity of the Bureau County community. In January 2019, we were elated to distribute $144,700 to different organizations. We are honored to consider your application for this year’s distribution. You can apply by completing the online form. If you are not able to complete the form online, please print the application, complete, and return to The Princeton Closet at 2026 N. Main St., Princeton, IL along with your 501(c)3 certificate  Please submit the application in an envelope labeled for Church Women United.

  • Remember that our deadline is November 30

You will receive an e-mail when we receive your application. If you don’t hear from us in a day or two, please contact us.

Mark 12:30-31 tells us, “ Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”