Located at 844 West 32nd Street in Chicago's Bridgeport community, Fellowship House was founded in 1895 and is the second oldest settlement house in Chicago. It became part of Chicago Youth Centers ("CYC") in 1960 and continues to provide services to economically disadvantaged youth and families though a range of programs including Head Start, After School, In-School Prevention, Play for Peace, Athletics, Environmental Education, Camping and Teen Employment.
WHAT IS CYC?
CYC is a nof-for profit social service organization serving children in metropolitan Chicago. Incorporated in 1956, CYC's mission is to "invest in kids in under-served communities in the Chicago region to help them discover and realize their full potential." For more information about Chicago Youth Centers, visit their website at www.chicagoyouthcenters.org
WHO ARE WE?
Friends of Fellowship House is a loose constituency of friends, neighbors and business associates who appreciate and wish to support the work being done for children and families in the near south side community served by Chicago Youths Center's Fellowship House. If you would like to join us, please email us at Jim@FriendsofFellowshipHouse.com
WHERE YOUR CONTRIBUTION GOES
Ticket sale proceeds and donations make a difference in scores of ways.
$35 provides for a child's Christmas activities during holiday break -- gift making for parents and siblings; a cookie baking (and eating) session; a bowling party at the neighborhood alley
$70 covers activities for a week for a teenager -- Three nights of a 3 course supper; Night basketball practice and game at the YMCA; 5 nights of homework help; 3 nights of discussion on teen topics
$250 covers a roller skating trip for 55 kids (including a box lunch)
$500 covers transportation and admittance to the Childrens' Museum at Navy Pier for 35 kids
$1000 covers a weekend at Camp Rosenthal in Dowagiac, Michigan for 25 teens. Camp Rosenthal brings together a diverse group of underprivileged youth from all over the Midwest for fishing, boating, archery, bike trails, swimming, hay rides, campfire circle and other activities designed to expand their horizons and promote positive interaction among the kids.
CAN'T ATTEND, BUT WOULD LIKE TO DONATE USING A MAJOR CREDIT CARD?