Special Statement on COVID-19 Impact on Children
“As we all practice social distancing during this unprecedented global health crisis, our hearts and minds are with the vulnerable children who are now separated from their schools and the social support systems that help protect them from abuse and neglect. Now more than ever, they and their families, need our help during this time of extreme stress and uncertainty. Help us continue fighting child abuse with a donation to Help For Children. Together, despite the challenges that lie ahead as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus, we can make the world a safer place for children. “
- Renee Skolaski, Executive Director & CEO, Help For Children
To date, Help For Children Chicago has distributed 205 best-in-class and innovative grants totaling over $7 million. The Committee of Hearts, founded in 2002 by Elizabeth Foster of Kilkenny Capital Management LLC, has strong partnerships in the alternative investment industry and, with its ongoing support, has made a demonstrable difference in the lives of children and families throughout the Midwest for almost two decades.
The Committee of Hearts was enhanced in 2005 by the Committee of Hope, founded by Jennifer Edgcomb of GEM Realty Capital, as a way for rising industry professionals and their peers to contribute to the HFC mission. In joining forces, these two groups have created an even larger contribution to local organizations that are dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse.
The Committee of Hearts holds a popular benefit every May in Chicago. The Committee of Hope holds several fun and engaging events throughout the year, including a craft beer event in the fall and a trivia event each winter.
April 19, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
June 22, 2016, 10:41 a.m.
April 11, 2016, 2:16 p.m.
Safe Families for Children Alliance
Primo Center for Women and Children
Teen Parent Connection
Cabrini Green Legal Aid
Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center
Children’s Research Triangle