Catch up on the excitement happening at ChildServ in September!
ChildServ’s Founder’s Day Gala celebrates the agency’s 122nd year. The event will take place on Friday, November 11 at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Experience this year’s theme: “Come See the Art of Building Better Lives” and enjoy a night of inspiring stories, docent-assisted tours of the Modern Wing, dinner, dancing and live/silent auctions, which will benefit the 2,800 children and families in our care.
RSVP today and purchase tickets here!
Help teen-aged "youth in care" to build better lives and reach their potential!

We are in great need of both mentors and foster parents for the young adults in our care.

For more information about giving your time and talent as a mentor, click 

To learn more about how you can change a child's life as a foster parent, click 
If you have any questions, please contact Zulma at or (773) 867-7361.

See you there!

Back to School Backpack Drive Thank You

We would like to thank the more than 40 individuals, community organizations, corporate and faith partners who contributed to our Back to School Backpack Drive. The drive was a huge success, helping each of the more than 700 school-aged children in our care to have the bookbag and supplies they needed to succeed this school year.
We appreciate our donors’ generosity and commitment to helping the children in our programs to achieve their potential. They are:

Mr. Jon Arnold and Family, Associated Integrated Supply Chain Solutions, Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, Rev. Bonnie L. Beckonchrist, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Ms. Jane M. Carey, Chestnut at the Glen | Bethany Methodist Communities, Chicago Church of Christ, Christ United Methodist Church Deerfield, Mr. & Mrs. David and Kellie Clauss, Ms. Kim Coffing, Communities That Care Inc., Mr. & Mrs. Dan and Catherine Cole, Mr. & Mrs. William E. and Sandra M.
Elwess, Fina Liga, First United Methodist Church Arlington Heights, First United Methodist Church La Grange, First United Methodist Church Park Ridge, First United Methodist Church of Princeton, Grace United Methodist Church Lake Bluff, Ms. Lynn P. Grossman, The Hauskins Family, Mr. & Mrs. Joe and Rita Kotowski, The Langham Hotel, Mattress Firm, Morgan Park United Methodist Church, National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, Inc., Mary E. Olcott, Prince of Peace United Methodist Church, Elk Grove Village, Ravenswood Fellowship United Methodist Church, Chicago, Michelle A. Rapp, Christopher Routhe, Sasser Family Holdings, Inc., Melissa Scarpelli, The Segal Group, Mr. & Mrs. Patrick and Michelle Sloan, Trinity United Methodist Church Wilmette, E. H. Walton, Warby Parker, Wespath Benefits Investment Management of the United Methodist Church, Mr. Brent R. Whittaker, and Mr. William H. Zamzow.

Dan Speaks to Elgin's Community Service Organizations

This month, our President and CEO Dan Kotowski spoke at weekly meetings of both the Elgin Kiwanis Club and the Rotary Club of Elgin, informing each of the great work that our 0-3 early childhood program does for the more than 160 children and families we serve in Elgin.
We appreciate the organizations’ invitations and look forward to working with them to help children and families in Elgin to achieve their potential.

CNH Industrial Day of Service

On September 16, 15 volunteers from CNH Industrial – facilitated by the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago – spent the day beautifying our Naperville group home, painting inside and out, cleaning the yard, building shelving and hanging artwork in the newly re-done activity room.

We appreciate their hard work, partnership and help in making sure the young adults in our care have a safe, beautiful home in which to live, learn and grow!  

Hawk Touchdown for Kids Program

This fall, we are fortunate to be the recipients of the proceeds from the Maine South High School Hawks football team’s Hawk Touchdowns for Kids Program. The program will donate $1 (or more) for every touchdown scored this season to ChildServ, which will help the children and families in our care to achieve their potential.
The Hawks are 3-2 thus far and own a two-game winning streak. The current fundraising totals are $59 per touchdown and $1,425 in donations. We are can’t thank the Hawks enough for their support and wish them the best of luck on the remainder of the season!
To make a pledge and help our clients to build better lives, visit  
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