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Become a champion for Chicago’s most vulnerable children.

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Check out ways to get involved in making a positive impact on our community.
Let’s begin creating positive change together.

Become A Child Champion

Donate Monthly

Support vulnerable kids in Chicago with a small, recurring donation to Children’s Place Association. Your contribution assists children and families facing health issues, neighborhood violence, and systemic racism. Even a few monthly dollars can provide essential medical care, counseling, and educational resources. Your support offers these kids a chance for a better future, free of violence and discrimination, while also equipping them with valuable life skills for navigating challenges. Make a meaningful impact today.

One Time Donation Options

Your support helps us provide critical services to children and their families affected by serious health issues and extreme poverty. Your generous one-time  donation will help us serve those in greatest need.

Don’t let the inequity continue. With your help, every one of these vulnerable children can have a chance to cope, learn, grow, thrive and blossom.


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Share your Time, Talents, and Services

Empower our kids by leveraging your skills and passions. Whether it’s assisting in the classroom, joining our junior board or committee, or supporting our Adopt A Family holiday drive, we’re thrilled to welcome you into our extended CPA community. Join us in making a difference today.

Our Early Learning Center serves children six weeks to kindergarten, Monday through Friday, during daytime hours.

Our Child Thrive program serves kids six years old and up with after-school programming.

NOTE: Regular volunteers (2 hours or more consistently) must undergo HR onboarding (background check, fingerprinting, drug test, etc.). This process can take up to six weeks to complete.

Fill out the volunteer form to get started.

Throughout the year, we hold events that require volunteers.

When these events are scheduled, we will contact those interested in volunteering at our fundraiser or program events.

Fill out the volunteer form to get started.

Painting classrooms, organizing for back-to-school season, cleaning up day, assembling toys or furniture. There is often something going on that we could use a helping hand.

Fill out the volunteer survey to get started.

Children’s Place is looking for adult couples and individuals willing to open their homes and hearts to a child in need. We seek parents who offer the stability, guidance and love every child needs to develop and thrive.

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please EMAIL US.

Established in 1998, the Junior Board empowers young professionals to champion our mission through fundraising, volunteering, and advocacy.

Comprising around 20 individuals aged 20 to 35 from diverse professions, they contribute their unique skills and passions to bolster Children’s Place Association’s programs.

Virtual Meetings occur monthly.

Fill out the junior board application form to get started.

Join our Annual Celebration Committee, overseeing our biggest fundraiser each spring. Your role: boost awareness and secure donations, sponsorships, and raffle prizes within your networks. Virtual meetings, increasing in frequency as the event approaches, keep us on track. Make a meaningful impact with us.

Fill out the volunteer form to get started.

The Committee provides oversight by reviewing, monitoring, and making recommendations regarding the agency’s long-term revenue-generating plans by examining, discussing, and evaluating the agency’s proposed development and marketing strategies. This Committee is board-approved.

Fill out the volunteer form to get started.

Help our families have a happier holiday season by either becoming a donor family (starts in October), or helping in sorting all the packages for family distribution (first weekend of December).

Fill out the volunteer survey to get started.