Primo Center for Women and Children Teams-up with Feinstein Foundation to Fight Hunger

Chicago, IL – February 24, 2009- The Primo Center for Women and Children (“PCWC”) is pleased to announce it is partnering with the Feinstein Foundation in its’ 12th Annual Million Dollar Giveaway to Fight Hunger.

Under the program, the Feinstein Foundation will award PCWC a monetary grant based on all cash and food donations to the center between March 1, 2009 and April 30, 2009. Feinstein Foundation grants can range from $250 to $40,000 per participating agency.

“We are pleased to participate in this very important challenge,” says Christine Achre, Chief Executive Officer of the Primo Center for Women and Children. “Feinstein’s past million dollar challenges to fight hunger have raised a record $940 million for agencies nationwide.  This partnership represents one of the most successful grassroots campaign to fight hunger.”

Achre added, “Any donations we receive will turn into cash, and be used for the operating expenses of our home away from home for moms and their children.”

“People always ask why I giveaway a million dollars each year to fight hunger, and the answer is simple,” said Alan Shawn Feinstein, Chief Executive Officer of the Feinstein Foundation. “I believe each of us was put here on earth to do what we can to help those in need.”

To make a donation to PCWC for the Feinstein Foundation Million Dollar Giveaway to Fight Hunger, please contact PCWC Chief Development Officer Shelley Cooper at 773-722-2371.

About Primo Center for Women and Children

PCWC is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) an interim housing program for mothers and their children located in the West Garfield neighborhood of Chicago. The center’s “LessHomeless” campaign is creating effective solutions to bring an end to family homelessness.Â

About Feinstein Foundation

Founded in 1991 by Alan Shawn Feinstein, the Feinstein Foundation is dedicated to the alleviation of hunger, the importance of community service in education and the values of caring, compassion and brotherhood. The Foundation does not accept unsolicited requests for funding. For more information please visit the foundation’s website at

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