It Takes a Village


The proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” rings true today as it did in 1969 when Illinois Action for Children (IAFC) first began fostering children’s wellbeing through access to high-quality child care and preschool programs.

Mission Moment - Lakeshore Learning, Sam Ryan

YOU are an essential part of our village. Your generous support of IAFCs vital work has consistently created pathways for children to learn, grow, and make the simplest of wishes come true.

Your investment in Illinois Action for Children makes an immediate and long-term impact. Every dollar goes a long way to meet the needs of under-resourced children and families.

$10 »»» Buys two age-appropriate books for a family experiencing poverty to build their child’s early literacy skills at home.
$25 »»» Pays for a one-week CTA/Pace pass for safe transportation to and from school for one North Lawndale student
$50 »»» Enables home-based child care providers to nourish one child with a healthy breakfast, lunch & snack for five days
$100 »»» Covers the cost for one enriching early learning center celebration event to enhance school culture
$150 »»» Provides one day of diapers and wipes for the 48 infants and tots engaged in IAFCs Early Head Start program located in under-resourced south suburban Cook County

Your continued support is instrumental in laying a solid early educational foundation for children, developing self-sufficient families, and building prosperous communities. Please make a gift today. Together, we can transform the lives and futures of generations to come!

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Mission Moment - Healthy Food Program, Tom Browning

Mission Moment - Advocacy and Policy, Lilian Matsuda

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