Become a champion for Chicago’s most vulnerable children.

Attend an event. Serve on our Junior Board. Volunteer. Organize your own fundraising initiative. Join our staff. Donate.

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


2019 Once Upon A Time Gala

What a night at the Derby! Thank you to all the guests, volunteers, event committee members and sponsors for believing all of Chicago’s children deserve a chance to thrive–especially the most vulnerable. The Once Upon a Time Gala is the Children’s Place Association’s single source of private funds to support critical services for children facing illness, homelessness, and extreme poverty. Thank you all for being Champions for Chicago’s Most Vulnerable Children!

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Jr. Board Event: Enchantment Under the Sea

On Friday, June 14, at Ignite Glass Studios, Chicago young professionals gathered for an evening of life under the sea. The event raised over 57K for Chicago’s most vulnerable children.   Thank you for being a champion for children!

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Host Your Own Event

Use your passions, interests and skills to help raise funds for Children’s Place. Host a cocktail party. Sponsor a golf tournament. Hold a bake sale or car wash. Please contact Stacey Hacker at 312-660-3028 for more information.

Once Upon A Time Gala Committee

Children’s Place Association’s Once Upon A Time Gala Committee is a group of passionate individuals from a variety of different backgrounds who lead the fundraising efforts for our annual Once Upon A Time Gala in April.

For more information on the Once Upon A Time Gala Committee, contact Stacey Hacker at 312-660-3028.

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Junior Board

The Junior Board of Children’s Place Association is a dynamic group of young, career-oriented individuals from a variety of professions who organize fundraising and service projects to support our programs.

For more information on the Junior Board, contact Stacey Hacker at 312-660-3028.


If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us.