Message from Children’s Home & Aid on what this special day means. –
Thank you for joining us on our Day of Gratitude. We hope you’ve learned, leaned in and can see the focus of our community. It’s not too late to help us do whatever it takes to support the amazing families we serve who are in even more crisis due to COVID-19. Thank you!
A message from Redeploy Program Manager Jamie
and Juvenile Justice Specialist Robyn
The Children’s Home & Aid Redeploy Illinois program targets youth who are being considered for an evaluation or a commitment to the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice. Our staff truly care and need support to help youth and families who have been through so much.
A message from Foster Parent Support Coordinator Ashley –
Foster parents, even in this unprecedented time, are going above and beyond for their foster children – and so are our staff. Hear from Foster Parent Support Coordinator Ashley on how she and her team are doing whatever it takes to support our foster families throughout this ongoing crisis.
A message from Power of Fathers Director Ed Davies –
Families take many shapes, but too often fathers’ needs and voices go unheard. Hear from Power of Fathers Director Ed Davies on how this initiative is supporting fathers during COVID-19.
A message from CDW Corporation CEO, Christine Leahy –
For a decade, CDW Corporation has been our dedicated partner! From Holiday Gift Drive donations, to providing financial support, we are thankful to Chris Leahy, CEO, & CDW for doing #WhateverItTakes to help our community. Thank you, Champions for Children Platinum Sponsor!
A message from Resources Development Committee Chair Sean Blair –
Nancy B. Ronquillo Excellence Recipient – Christine O’Reilly-Riordan
The Nancy B. Ronquillo Excellence Award is given to a leader who does #WhateverItTakes to give back. Our recipient, Christine O’Reilly-Riordan, is the driving force behind the Chicago White Sox Organization extensive community outreach initiatives and has been a supporter of Children’s Home & Aid for years.
Thank you to the Chicago White Sox!
We are thrilled to have the Chicago White Sox as the 2020 Corporate Partner of the Year. For more than 30 years, the Chicago White Sox have helped Children’s Home & Aid go where the need is greatest in communities throughout Chicagoland.
A message from Rice Child & Family Center Alum, M.
The Rice Child & Family Center is a therapeutic residential treatment facility where kids in foster care can heal from abuse and neglect.
Your support will help kids like Rice Alum, M, grow and heal so they can live their best lives!
A message from MotherHouse Supervisor
Stephanie Caltagerone –
Every gift counts – and every dollar helps us provide essential needs and assistance for families in crisis. Our dedicated staff have been working hard through grab-and-go events to provide families with essentials – but we couldn’t do it without individual donors like you!
A message from our Ahlquist Center for Policy, Practice & Innovation –
Did you know, according to the 2017 American Community Survey, there are approximately 174,600 youth not in school and out of work in the state of Illinois? The Start to Finish Coalition recognizes that and we’re advocating for a contact tracing initiative for youth to aid in their employment.
Join us as we recognize our community partners and staff who are doing whatever it takes to help our children and families thrive.
Stay tuned and follow us on social media for more content throughout the day.