Children

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There is nothing more precious in the world than a child, and we believe in taking every step and precaution to protect their well-being.

From educational organizations and toy drives to youth programs and well-being training, the fundamental nurturing of our children is one of our top priorities.

Projects and Partners Below

Ronald Mcdonald House

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Located near Advocate Hope Children's Hospital, Children's Memorial Hospital, Loyola University Medical Center and University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital, the Houses provide a home away from home to keep families together while their child is receiving medical treatment far from home.

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The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community.

 

The organization's primary goal is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

Toys For Tots

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Boy Scouts of America

Campfire in Forest
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When the Boy Scouts Troop 341 was in danger of no longer being able to remain solvent due to a mistakenly over purchase of popcorn, we felt compelled to step in and ensured that wouldn't happen.

 

The Boy Scouts of America provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

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KidSafe Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to empower children, teachers  and  parents with personal safety education life skills to make safer and smarter choices.

 

KidSafe's goal is to decrease the incidents of child abuse, bullying, peer pressure, abduction and internet safety issues to create confident skilled children who can be the first line of defense in their own safety.

KidSafe Foundation

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Metropolitan Family Services

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For more than 154 years, Metropolitan Family Services has been a voice for families. With compassionate counsel and services for families struggling to overcome incredible challenges, Metropolitan makes a difference in their lives and provides hope for their future.

 

From early childhood programs to elder care services, every family member is encouraged to work together to realize their amazing strength.

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Erin Merryn, who has earned a master's degree in social work and is the author of "Stolen Innocence & Living For Today," travels the country speaking on the silent epidemic of child sexual abuse.

 

The Cord Vanderpool Foundation proudly supports Erin and her goal of spreading sexual abuse awareness all across the state of Illinois, as well as the rest of the United States.  To learn more about Erin and her cause, please visit her website.

Erin Merryn

Ray of Hope

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Ray McElroy is a former NFL professional football player and current Team Chaplain for the Chicago Bears who, after speaking professionally for over 8 years, is more determined than ever to positively influence the lives of many through school assemblies, football camps, youth conferences, church services, leadership programs and other various activities.

 

McElroy is devoting his post football career to encouraging youth, young adults and families through A Ray of Hope on Earth.

Baseballs
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Through our partnership with Hands on Africa, Pitch In For Baseball and the Panta Foundation, we have been given the distinct opportunity to help collect, house and ultimately distribute used and new baseball equipment that will be sent to Migori, Kenya to help support the town's baseball initiative.

Hands on Africa

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