Dear KEEN Supporter,
" Gaby is 13 years old and has been a KEEN athlete for the last two years. We joined KEEN as a way for Gaby and her friend to participate in a program that would allow them to interact in a fun, engaging, safe environment. Both girls have autism which impacts their social interaction and communication. With the support of the Executive Director and many coaches, KEEN has allowed for the girls to participate in the program together, grow their friendship, enjoy social interaction, physical exercise and creative expression! Gaby's social skills and language have increased substantially over the last two years and it is directly tied to her involvement in KEEN." – Malia Benavides
KEEN Chicago is excited to be taking part in the Newman Foundation Challenge this year, it will be our first ever online fundraising drive!
We are so proud to have 150 athletes and their families participate in our programs. Unfortunately, there is still a long list of applicants waiting to be accepted into KEEN. That's why we need your continued support. As a supporter of KEEN, you know that our programs are offered at no cost to families and caregivers. Any donation, no matter how small, will contribute to our goal of raising $10,000 and goes directly toward funding gym rental and equipment for 150 athletes with special needs in Chicagoland.
*$500 allows one of our athletes to participate for an entire year.
*$250 allows 30 athletes to participate in 2 sports and aquatics sessions and
*$100 allows 12 athletes participate in one sports session.
With the holidays just around the corner, we are hoping you'll consider including KEEN in your own holiday giving initiatives. We also hope that you will help us to spread the word by sharing this giving opportunity with your family, friends, and colleagues. Our online fundraising drive is an incredible opportunity for us to increase awareness and raise money to support KEEN!
Won't you please help children like Gaby, by supporting KEEN Chicago?