Chicago Children’s Charities supports non-federally funded “grassroots” community organizations who are dedicated to positively impacting the lives of local children.
Run by passionate individuals, these organizations tend to lack staff members to conduct formal fundraising initiatives. As such, relatively small contributions enable these organizations to continue their amazing work.
We only donate funds where our contributions have a major impact on the receiving organizations and all prospective beneficiaries are vetted to determine the effect of our contribution to their charitable activities.
Brain Injury Association of Illinois – Camp FunZone
Camp FunZone is a unique camp for Chicago area children who have suffered from traumatic brain injury. The only camp of its kind in the state, Camp FunZone is staffed by Easter Seal camp staff and volunteers from area rehabilitation hospitals. This year, Chicago Children’s Charities will allow 25 children ages 6 - 12 to enjoy a weeklong camp experience. CCC’s donation goes towards the bus to camp and camp activities.
Chicago Scores is a recreationally linked educational program for public school students, ages 8 - 12, which works in partnership with students, teachers, neighborhoods and schools. The organization’s mission is to strengthen urban public school communities through soccer and academic enrichment. Chicago Children’s Charities will support the launch of CCC/University of Iowa Poetry Scholars Program in the 2017/2018 fiscal year. The program will be Chicago’s first inner-city teacher-training program that focuses on poetry as a tool for inspiring literacy among at-risk elementary school students. CCC’s donation goes towards teaching stipends for expansion.
TWIG Day Camp
TWIG (Together We Influence Growth) Day Camp provides quality programming for children from both the suburbs and the city. The camp provides the unique opportunity for children to participate in a variety of activities in a multicultural setting. The camp provides a learning environment for approximately 110 campers (half from the suburbs and half from the inner city), ages 6 - 11. CCC’s contribution helps subsidize bus fees.
A Special Wish Foundation
The Chicago Chapter of “A Special Wish” grants wishes to children 21 years or younger with life-threatening conditions. CCC’s donation goes towards making children’s wishes come true.
Tutoring Chicago (formerly Cabrini Green Tutoring Program) fosters pathways for success by positively influencing the relationship that elementary school children have with learning. We do this by providing economically disadvantaged children in Chicago with one-to-one tutoring by adult volunteers, along with quality resources and programming.
Maywood Fine Arts Association is dedicated to providing fine arts education to low-income and minority children in Chicago’s Maywood Community. The organization has a combined student body of 800+ in its dance, music, voice, tumbling and drama programs. The dance program provides lessons in tap, ballet, and jazz. The music program teaches lessons in drums and piano. CCC’s donation goes towards teacher stipends and building maintenance.
Reading In Motion’s goal is to get every student reading at grade level or above during their early years, especially students whose environment or other circumstances put them in greater need of support. To accomplish this, the organization partners with schools and teachers to deliver an engaging and innovative reading curriculum, in both English and Spanish, together with our on-site specialized coaches to inspire students to learn and teachers to grow.