The Happiest of Holiday Seasons Were Brought to SOS Illinois

Once again, your support made the holiday season full of meaning and memories for our youth.

baby asleep with holiday hat

The 2018 holiday season was a truly memorable and exciting time for the children at SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, full of celebration and the spirit of generosity.

We were fortunate to gather in celebration for holiday parties at each of our Villages. Volunteers led holiday games and activities, while donors and corporate partners helped make the family fun possible. The children enjoyed creating happy holiday memories with dancing, crafts, and visiting with Santa.

Casa Tepeyac Celebrates Posada Navideña with Back of the Yard Community

Casa Tepeyac hosted its annual Posada Navideña, sponsored by the SOS Illinois Associate Board, on December 20, 2018. We were thrilled to be joined by nearly 100 community members who took part in the Posada procession, and about 250 participants at the Posada celebration. The event featured music, piñatas, delicious Mexican food, and most importantly, the friendship and family that Casa Tepeyac builds in the Back of the Yards community.

Heartfelt Gratitude to our 2018 Holiday Giving Sponsors

Finally, we cannot express enough the gratitude we have for all of the donors to our 2018 Holiday Giving Program. Your generosity made it possible for every child in our care to open a gift during the holiday season. Thank you for showing the children that others are thinking of them and for helping us teach them the power of generosity and giving.

2018 Holiday Giving Program Sponsors

The Accounting Department at Professional Benefit Administrators, Inc.

AIT Worldwide Logistics, Inc.


American Legion Auxiliary, 11th District

Beat Kitchen

The Berghoff Restaurant

Black Fire Brigade

Cantera Exelon Generation

Chicago Shakespeare Theater


Everi – Black Hat Studio

Farmers Insurance

GEMS World Academy Chicago

Glascott & Associates


Hiltons of Chicago Representing Hilton Chicago | The Drake, a Hilton Hotel | Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel

Horse Thief Hollow

The Horton Group

IKEA Bolingbrook

Imperial Crane Services, Inc. & The Bohne Foundation

LogicGate Inc.

National Home Rentals

North Shore Pediatric Therapy

Publishing Cocktails & Sisters in Crime Chicagoland


Ray Vanco Children’s Foundation

Related Midwest


St. Cornelius Parish

Swissôtel Chicago



Warm the Hearts Drive

Whole Foods Lincoln Park

William J. Butler School

About the Program

The Holiday Giving Program supports the children in our care by sharing gifts of joy and comfort during the holiday season. Through your gifts and sponsorships, every child in our care will receive something special to help them to feel loved and supported.

Information about the 2019 Holiday Giving Program will be shared in the fall. For questions, please contact us at or call 312-372-8200.