Local attorney creates challenge to donate to Rockford Rescue Mission

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – As people sleep on our streets and struggle to find three meals a day, a local attorney says he’ll start donating if we do the same.

Peter Francis Geraci and his wife Holly are offering the Rockford Rescue Mission a $10,000 matching grant. They’re calling it the Help Holly Help Challenge. From now until October 15, all monetary donations to the Help Challenge will be matched by Geraci up to $10,000. He hopes that if a few hundred could donate a few dollars, then the Rescue Mission could receive $20,000 to help those in need in the Rockford area.

"A charitable contribution doesn't have to be a million dollars. It can be ten dollars or twenty dollars. And Rockford Rescue Mission has survived on very, very small donations from nice people who could possibly spare twenty dollars,” says Attorney Peter Francis Geraci.

Those interested in donating can do so online at www.rockfordrescuemission.org or by mail sending your donation to the Mission at PO Box 1958, Rockford IL 61110.