As the health, safety and well-being of our entire community is paramount, Children’s Home & Aid is cancelling all in-person events through June 30, 2020. This includes one of our largest fundraising events, the Champions for Children Luncheon, scheduled for May 21. The Luncheon typically raises $600,000 of critical funding for all of our program areas. Cancelling this event, and all of our remaining events this spring, will have a significant impact on the children and families we serve. But your gift today will help our work continue as we respond to their immediate and changing needs.
26th Annual Chicago Blue Bow Kick-Off
Children’s Home & Aid, in consultation with members of the Illinois Blue Bow Committee, has decided to cancel the April 1st kickoff event in light of concerns over the COVID-19 virus. Each year the Chicago Blue Bow Kickoff event is a wonderful start to the month of April – National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This is a time to recognize that we each can play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families in our communities.
The Illinois Blue Bow Committee, run by Children’s Home & Aid and a partnership of social and community service organizations, has annually hosted dozens of events throughout the month of April—the nation’s Child Abuse Prevention Month. We will make decisions about other events throughout the month of April in the coming weeks as we gather more information about the progress of COVID-19. Please check our Blue Bow events page for the most up-to-date information.
Our work continues to promote awareness of child abuse prevention and we are always looking for new, innovative ways to share the importance of this issue on social media and online. This year we will double our social media efforts, and we encourage everyone to follow, reshare, and tag us in your own Blue Bow posts throughout April! We look forward to seeing you next year at the Blue Bow Kickoff!