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Help Shelter While You Shop

Did you know that you can raise money for Shelter while you shop at your favorite store online? iGive is a program that donates a portion of the money you spend back to your favorite charity—Shelter, Inc.! All you have to do is sign up at www.iGive.com and choose...

It’s Back to School Time

Thank you to all the companies, organizations and individuals who helped to make this year’s Back-to-School Backpack Drive successful! We filled and distributed over 120 backpacks to children in our Foster Care, Healthy Families and group home programs. If you would...

Share the Love on Social Media

Did you know that Shelter, Inc. has a LinkedIn page? Or a SnapChat account? Help spread the word about our programs by liking us on Facebook, following us onTwitter, and signing up for emails. Please share with your friends and family,...

Back to School Backpacks

Every year we ask for volunteers to take the name of a child and help put together a backpack full of school supplies they’ll need for the new school year. This year we’re fortunate to have the support of a few companies and individuals, but we still have 22 names...

Local Grant Supports Boys and Girls Homes

The Rotary Club of Schaumburg/Hoffman Estates recently awarded Shelter with a generous grant of $2,600 to make long-overdue repairs to the bathroom in our Transitional Living Program group home. This program works with older boys in the Foster Care system to teach...

Local Student Helps New Families with Baskets

For her Bat Mitzvah, Sloane wanted to help new mothers and their babies at Shelter, Inc. She came up with the idea of newborn baskets filled with everything a new mom would need:  pacifier, diapers, wipes, swaddle blanket, onesie and much more. With the help of some...

Generous Grants Support our Programs

The Barrington Junior Women’s Club (BJWC) recently awarded a $3,000 grant to Shelter to support our Special Assistance Fund. This money provides critical services such as doctor visits, medical equipment, prescriptions and personal hygiene products for our children...

A Great Day for Golf

On June 15th, Shelter hosted our annual Michael Portelli Memorial Golf Outing at the Makray Memorial Golf Club in Barrington, IL. This was our 13th year of offering a world-class golfing experience. More than 60 golfers attended the event and all enjoyed the weather...

Volunteers needed at the Badass Dash obstacle course run

We have a new and exciting event we’re participating in this year! It’s the Badass Dash and it will be held at the Sears Center in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, July 8th. Shelter, Inc. is the charity partner for this long-running event that brings obstacle...

Mothers Day at the Marriott

Three of our Foster Care families were treated to a fabulous Mother’s Day weekend courtesy of the Marriott Hotels and three local restaurants. Families were provided dinner on Saturday night and suites at the Courtyard Marriott in south Arlington Heights. The...

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