Volunteer. Stay connected. Share our impact. Attend an event.

Children’s Place Association needs you to help us build a secure and hopeful today so children facing health issues and poverty succeed tomorrow.


  • Volunteer

  • Become an Advocate

  • Attend an Event

  • Become A Foster Partent

Become a champion for Chicago’s most vulnerable children.


Share your time, talents and services! Whether you’re a social media influencer, have a passion for fundraising, or want to contribute your legal, financial or artistic skills to help our programs and space grow and flourish, we value and welcome your support big or small!

The majority of families we serve are single-parent households with a family member (adult and/or child) facing a serious health condition. Our program is one of Chicago’s only early education centers with on-site health services, including a full-time registered nurse who coordinates screening and special therapies. Our staff and teachers also deliver specialized curriculum, customized to meet the needs of each individual child. Despite numerous challenges, 100% of children graduating from our Center are fully prepared for kindergarten.


  • Join our Once Upon A Time Gala Committee
  • Serve on our Junior Board
  • Help us with a campaign
  • Become a mentor for youth
  • Lead your own Child Thrive summer mini-camp, workshop or after-school program
  • Help out with our Back-to-School drive or Adopt a Family events
  • Beautify our new Child Thrive Resource Center
Sign Up to Volunteer

Become an Advocate

Share our impact and help us grow our community of volunteers and supporters!

Contact Us to Become an Advocate

Attend an Annual Gala

These events are our single largest source of private revenue, ensuring our legacy continues for many years to come. Learn more about how you can help support Children’s Place by attending or volunteering for our Annual Galas, including our Once Upon a Time Gala, Junior Board Gala, Place the Hope Gala and others.



  • Awareness about our Mission

  • Showcasing Community Engagement
  • Highlighting Issues Facing Youth & Families
  • Share Families’ Stories
  • Learn About the Impact we are Making
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Become A Foster Parent

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 will offer the stability, guidance and love every child needs to develop and thrive. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please contact us.

Learn More about Foster Care