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SOS Children’s Villages Illinois - Chicago Marathon 2016

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BENEFITING: SOS Children's Villages Illinois

EVENT: 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

EVENT DATE: Oct 09, 2016

THE STORY:

Who we are: SOS Children's Villages Illinois is a nonprofit child welfare agency that serves Illinois' most vulnerable children and families. SOS Children’s Villages International, the parent organization under which SOS Children’s Villages Illinois operates, is the largest non-denominational child welfare agency in the world with over 550 Villages in 133 countries. 

SOS Children’s Villages Illinois has operated as its own 501(c)(3) since 1993, when the first site, the Lockport Village, opened in Lockport, Illinois. Today, the organization operates four sites: three Villages providing sibling group foster care at an 18-home Village (opened in 1993) in Lockport, Illinois; a 19-home Village (opened in 2004) in the Auburn Gresham/Englewood neighborhood of Chicago; a 14-home Village (opened in 2014) in the Roosevelt Square Community of Chicago; and Casa Tepeyac (acquired in 2011), a facility that offers preventative and in-home family services in the Back of the Yards neighborhood of Chicago.

SOS Children’s Villages Illinois celebrates a 100% high school graduation rate, compared to a national average of 50% for children in foster care. Additionally, in November 2015, Chicago Magazine named SOS Children’s Villages Illinois one of “Twenty Top Charities in Chicago.”

What we do:  At SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, we are committed to providing a safe, healing place for children whose world has been shattered by abuse, neglect, or abandonment. We do this by keeping brothers and sisters together in an individual home in the care of a full-time, professional Foster Parent. In doing so, we lay the foundation for rebuilding trust, confidence, and hope for each child in our care. 

Our model differs from traditional foster care in emphasizing that children:  1. Live together with their siblings; 2. Receive care and support from a full-time, professionally trained Foster Parent; 3. Grow up in private, single-family homes; and 4. Benefit from the support of the Village, designed as an intentional community.

Why we need your help: There are over 400,000 children living in foster care in the United States. Three out of every four children in foster care are separated from their siblings. Children in traditional foster care often feel tremendous anxiety, grief, and guilt over the loss of their family—not only parents—but brothers and sisters as well. Our focus is providing an alternative: a safe, stable, healing space to keep brothers and sisters together to continue growing as a family.

It is our constant goal to bring more exceptional Foster Parents into the SOS Children’s Villages Illinois community. There is no shortage of children and families in need. As we seek to fulfill our mission, it is paramount that we spread awareness about sibling separation in foster care and the solution we provide. 

Your support of our first-ever SOS Children's Villages Illinois Chicago Marathon Team will help us spread awareness, and continue to provide the best care and hope for the brothers and sisters, families, and communities we serve. 

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To This Fundraiser

$3,731

MONEY RAISED
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  • Amber Reed

    $100

  • Connie and Chris Rose

    $100

  • Craig and Amy Reed

    $150

  • Michelle LaGroue Conradt

     

  • Casey C.

    $25

  • Shauna & Peter Myers

    $50

  • Karp

     

  • Emily Risher

    $100

  • Sam Zuba

    $25

  • Laura Hasler

    $26.20

  • Lisa Fabbro

    $50

  • Ali Brozek

    $25

  • Joe and Tammy Hambleton

    $50

  • Colleen Malone

    $25

  • Steve and Laura Blentlinger

    $100

  • Mom and Dad

    $150

  • Anonymous

     

  • Emily Garcia

    $25

  • Jenny Murino

    $100

  • Zorn Family

    $25

  • Dolphin Dan

    $20

  • Mitchell Popadziuk

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Sean Campbell

    $50

  • Joe Kennedy

    $25

  • SOSI Charity Poker Tournament

    $1,000

  • Ken Cugini

    $25

  • Jeff "Schultzie" Schultz

    $100

  • Gagi & Poppi Lancione

    $50

  • Nicole Murino

    $20

  • Ross Brazzale

    $25

  • Maddie Joski

    $20

  • Megan Rowe

    $25

  • Nusekabels

     

  • Janelle Gaines

    $109

  • Frank Murino

    $50

  • Lochner Cares

    $611

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $3,731 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Lucas Reed

Amount Raised

$1,911

 

96% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Ryan Hambleton

Amount Raised

$1,270

 

127% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Livvie Murino

Amount Raised

$550

Donor Comments

Lochner Cares

Lochner Cares

DONATION: $611

8 months ago

Frank Murino

Frank Murino

DONATION: $50

So proud of you Livvie, love dad 10 months ago

Janelle Gaines

Janelle Gaines

DONATION: $109

Run your heart out!! Proud of you! 10 months ago

Nusekabels

Nusekabels

10 months ago

Megan Rowe

Megan Rowe

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Maddie Joski

Maddie Joski

DONATION: $20

YOU GO GIRL!!!!! 10 months ago

Ross Brazzale

Ross Brazzale

DONATION: $25

Good work luck, and good luck! 10 months ago

Nicole Murino

Nicole Murino

DONATION: $20

10 months ago

Gagi & Poppi Lancione

Gagi & Poppi Lancione

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Jeff

Jeff "Schultzie" Schultz

DONATION: $100

Go Livvie! 10 months ago