Who We Serve

Mothers and Children Playing

Families Helping Families!

We support families and foster children in need and/or in crisis in Lake and Cook Counties.


We accomplish this by:

  • Holding monthly donation drives

  • Collecting birthday gifts for children living  in foster care each month

  • Holding hands-on events, such as serving meals to local families and wrapping holiday gifts for local children

  • Gift sponsorship for children in Foster homes

  • Hosting birthday parties for children residing at A Safe Place emergency shelters


Our Mission

Our mission is simple -

We are a grassroots organization mobilizing and linking our communities to help families with children, and children in foster care during times of crisis and hardship.  Our goal is for everyone in our communities to thrive.

Our Success

  • Hundreds of diapers collected 

  • Thousands of food items collected for students in the Moraine Township area

  • Hundreds of sanitary items collected for Pads 4 PADS

  • $1000's of dollars of used and new school supplies collected for schools from North Chicago down to South Chicago

  • Over 100 Foster children sponsored for their birthday every year

  • Hats, gloves, and scarves collected for our brutal Chicago Winters

  • Winter coats provided to children in local shelters

  • Hundreds of children sponsored for the Holidays with their gift wish list 

  • 30 Caring kits created for Refugee One to allow new families to the Chicago area have an easier start

  • Immediate needs met including 2 months supply of formula and food for a family of 3 year old twins with special needs who lost their mother unexpectedly