In light of the public health emergency, all Children’s Home & Aid fundraising events through June 30, 2020 have been cancelled. These events help us raise nearly $700,000 to support our work and the children and families we serve. While the events might be canceled, the need remains greater than ever.
We are relying on you, our generous community of donors, to continue the essential counseling, parent support and education services our families rely on, and to help support the growing and intensifying needs of our already vulnerable families.
Here’s how you can help today:
1.) Make a gift
2.) Be a social media champion! Please share our social media posts.
Facebook facebook.com/childrenshomeandaid @ChildrensHomeAndAid
Twitter twitter.com/ChildrenHomeAid @ChildrenHomeAid
Instagram instagram.com/childrenhomeaid @ChildrenHomeAid
3.) Consider a Facebook or Instagram fundraiser.
Contact Liz Startz for details at email@example.com.
Our Programs in Action:
Although the majority of our offices have closed, we are continuing to care for children and families, and our most essential programs continue. We are still supervising the care of more than 1,000 children in foster care, and our workers are in touch with families by phone or Internet. Our home-visiting programs, which provide support for pregnant women and new parents, are operating via telephone and FaceTime. Our crisis nurseries in Bloomington and Rockford are helping families in extreme crisis and providing resources and curbside pickup of infant formula and diapers. Our residential treatment center, the Rice Child & Family Center in Evanston, is providing 24/7 care for 30+ children, while also doing e-learning and home schooling! Our early childhood education programs have closed, but teachers are staying in touch as best they can, including videotaping themselves reading stories so students can see their teachers on YouTube.
Here at Children’s Home & Aid, the way we approach our work has changed – but we haven’t. Our kids and families are still our top priority, and we’re exploring virtual ways to stay connected. Augie, age 3, is enrolled at the Scott Early Learning Center in Bloomington. He loves the personalized video that his teacher, Ms. Caitlin sent him. “His face lit up when he saw her face and heard his name,” says his mom, Ingrid. “She’s even emailed us activities that mirror those he enjoys in her classroom.” Your gift helps kids like Augie stay connected.
You can help! Donate today to keep this good work going.