We are incredibly impressed by our parents at Grace Christian Academy. More than 50 families were prepared on January 31 to complete their applications for Invest in Kids Scholarships. Despite the technical glitch at Empower Illinois, I was impressed by the overall positivity and gratitude of our families in the midst of very frustrating circumstances. The application website crashed again and again while parents anxiously tried to reload and try again, some working and waiting patiently (unsuccessfully) for as many as seven hours. The resulting news of a crashed system and an unknown amount of time before it would relaunch was not what anyone wanted to hear, but our parents still took it in stride. While the application process might not have gone as planned, we thank our parents for the sacrifice of their time and for their perseverance. We are looking forward to parents returning with the same enthusiasm and readiness when Empower relaunches these applications later this month.
If you are interested in supporting these parents in affording quality Christian education, tax credit donations are a great way to give more for less. By reserving a donation credit with the Illinois Department of Revenue, every dollar you donate to this scholarship fund receives a 75% refund as a state of Illinois Income Tax credit. When you give to Empower, you can designate your donation for Grace Christian Academy to ensure that Grace's students are able to directly access your gift in the form of a scholarship. Please visit empowerillinois.org/donors for more information or contact Ms. Crowder at Grace