Charitable Giving

Your charitable giving changes lives and significantly impacts our community

Now more than ever local kids need YOU because of the following reasons (and more):

Our clubhouse facilities are safe thanks to supports like you who help underwrite face masks, sanitizer, thermometers, enhanced cleaning services, and much more.
  • Living through a global pandemic as a child isn’t easy
  • Remote learning is resulting in countless numbers of students falling further behind and not on track for graduation
  • Pre-COVID standardized test scores indicate a vast majority of students don’t meet state standards in English and math (source: ISBE reporting via Rockford Register Star, 10/30/19)
  • Many area youth live in poverty or reside in low-income households (source: Illinois Report Card website)
  • In 2018, Rockford ranked 11th on “America’s Most Dangerous Cities” with a violent crime rate higher than Chicago (source:

Yes, COVID-19 has messed everything up in our world, but thankfully YOU have been there for our kids during these unprecedented times.

  • YOU provided thousands of healthy meals during the Spring coronavirus quarantine
  • YOU provided tutors to help with school assignments and academic support
  • YOU helped make our clubhouse facilities safe (e.g. face masks, hand sanitizer, plexiglass shielding, enhanced cleaning/sanitizing, etc)
  • YOU helped open Learning Support Centers during the day at three of our clubhouses to help students learning from home access technology and the academic support they require to stay on track

CLICK HERE to learn more about how the 2020 CARES Act can impact your charitable giving decisions