Evening of Hope is the annual fall fundraising event for SOS Children’s Villages Illinois. The funds raised from this event play an incredibly important role in the wellbeing of the children and families we serve here, and this year is no exception. We are absolutely ecstatic to be able to not only raise awareness for children in foster care at Evening of Hope 2019 but to also highlight the dedicated work that has gone into creating the Roosevelt Square Community Center – a center that will not only serve the over one hundred children and families cared for at SOS Illinois, but also more than 5,000 people from the surrounding neighborhoods.
About Evening of Hope 2019
Held on Thursday, October 10 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Evening of Hope is charged with the power of an innovative future for children in foster care and families served by SOS Illinois. Featuring an array of artfully prepared hor d’oeuvres, desirable silent auction items, cocktails and drinks prepared for guests, a DJ spinning music, and an exciting raffle, Evening of Hope 2019 is sure to please sponsors and attendees alike. A list of notable VIPs will soon be shared on our Evening of Hope page; check back often to make sure you stay up to date!
Evening of Hope 2019 Highlights Roosevelt Square Community Center
On June 11, ground broke at our Roosevelt Square Community Center. This year, Evening of Hope will be highlighting the innovative construction phase of the center, celebrating the electrifying and support of our partners, donors, and friends. The Roosevelt Square Community Center will serve the children and families in our Roosevelt Square Village and the surrounding communities, helping expand and enhance the services currently offered. Programs at the center will include academic, therapeutic, social, and recreational support. The center will also feature multi-use spaces for community members to connect to public resources and engage in training, activities, and events; as well as a signature culinary kitchen that will provide food and nutrition education as well as jobs-skills training for the hospitality industry.
Join Us for Evening of Hope and Help Children in Foster Care Flourish
The funds raised at Evening of Hope are crucial in helping SOS Children’s Villages Illinois continue to provide high-quality, exceptional programs and services to children in foster care. At SOS Illinois, our model of care is uniquely different than that of traditional foster care, and we are proud and honored to be able to bring that awareness to Evening of Hope. We are committed to providing safe, stable, and loving homes for children in foster care. Our model of care allows us to keep 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. As a result of this model, we annually celebrate a 100% high school graduation rate compared to the national average of about 50% of youth in foster care.
Your participation in Evening of Hope will help us provide our youth true healing, growth, and personal achievement, among other important areas of development for children and families. You may purchase your tickets or sponsorships to Evening of Hope 2019 at this link.
Don’t forget to share this event with others to help bring awareness to the unique opportunities that will help shape the lives of so many wonderful children in foster care here at SOS Children’s Villages Illinois.