A Very Merry Holiday Season

Once again, your support made the holiday season full of meaning and memories for our youth. The 2017 holiday season was a truly memorable and exciting time for the children at SOS Illinois, full of celebration and the spirit of generosity. We were fortunate to be able to gather in holiday celebration, courtesy of our … Read More »

The Power of the Village Model

At the 2017 annual meeting, SOS Illinois CEO Tim McCormick spoke of the power of our Village model of care. This power comes not from the various responsibilities we accomplish when caring for a child, but in the manner in which we carry out these very important tasks. He shared three uniting and fundamental characteristics … Read More »

SOS Illinois 2017 Year in Review: Top 10 Highlights

Each year we are inspired by new partnerships, the deepening connections with existing partners, and the tireless dedication our extended family and community show our mission. 2017, just as in past years, proved to be eventful and inspiring in so many ways. As the new year begins, we invite you to look back on ten of … Read More »

Mark Hood Brings Holiday Cheer and Toys to SOS Illinois

Chicago actor, recording artist, and previous contestant on NBC’s “The Voice” Mark JP Hood brought a little holiday cheer to the children at SOS Children’s Villages Illinois this year through the Karaoke For Kids Toy Drive, presented by his new organization, the Hood Dreams Foundation. Focusing on “Turning Dreams Into Reality”, the Hood Dreams Foundation … Read More »

Roosevelt Square Community Center Project Announced

SOS Children’s Villages Illinois provides hope to the most vulnerable children. SOS Illinois helps children in foster care thrive instead of merely surviving by providing a place to call home and the tools to restore their physical, psychological and emotional wounds. Nurturing the Community, Transforming Lives For over 25 years, SOS Illinois has provided the … Read More »

Annual Meeting 2017

On December 6, we gathered at Drinker Biddle & Reath for our 2017 Annual Meeting to reflect on our accomplishments and celebrate how we as a community are building the future of foster care. 2017 Honorees In the company of our Board of Directors, staff, corporate partners, and supporters, we gather together each year to … Read More »

Evening of Hope 2017

Our heroes-in-training are lucky to have heroes like you! We would like to thank our supporters for another successful event this year. About Evening of Hope Evening of Hope is SOS Children’s Villages Illinois’ annual fall event that raises awareness and funds to support the programs at SOS Illinois. This year’s event invited guests to … Read More »

A Princess Visits our Villages

SOS Illinois was treated to a royal visit when Princess Salimah Aga Khan visited our Chicago, Roosevelt Square, and Lockport Villages. Princess Salimah Aga Khan, SOS Children’s Villages International Ambassador for the past three decades, visited SOS Illinois on October 22 and 23. On Sunday, October 22, the Princess was greeted at the Lavezzorio Community … Read More »

Donating During the Holidays

It’s that time of year again; a time of love, family, and the spirit of generosity. At SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, it’s the season when our supporters are able to show kindness to the children in our care with special gifts and gestures of compassion. If you’re still looking for a way to give back … Read More »

How Donations Benefit SOS Illinois

At SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, we differ from other Chicago foster care agencies in our approach because we don’t just offer a family unit – we offer an entire community – and your non-profit donations help make it all possible. Making Your Non-Profit Donations Go Farther When you give, you want to ensure your donation … Read More »

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