During Monday night's board meeting at Mokena Village Hall, the Mokena Mayors Charity Foundation gave out $22,300 to 13 local charities.
Since it was formed in 1991, the group has given out $228,375 to local groups. It's not the Mayor's Charity Foundation. It's the Mayors Charity Foundation, with the plural meaning it was the foundation of past mayors Ron Grotovsky and Robert Chiszar along with that of current Mayor Joe Werner.
Below are the groups which received funds Monday night, with links and time marks that will let you see the village's video of the groups accepting their money.
Links on the groups' names are to past articles or Patch Places directory listings of the groups.
The awards were:
$500 to Mokena Women's Club (Video at section 6b, 00:23:25 mark)
$2,400 to Girl Scout Service Unit 41 (Video at section 6b, 00:27:40 mark)
$2,000 to Mokena Senior Citizens (Video at section 6b, 00:37:35 mark)
$5,000 to Wounded Warrior Project (Video at section 6b, 00:43:10 mark)
$2,000 to Grotovsky/Chase Scholarship Fund
$400 to Student Government Day bonds