Please help us Rebuild the Family Tree by bringing together all of the support and resources our collective community can provide… because no child can ever have too many people who love them.

For all of us, this year has been exceptional and challenging. We have felt this in our personal lives, in our professional lives and most poignantly, we have seen the impacts on the lives of the children we serve.

In “normal” times, a combination of poverty, housing instability, parental abuse and neglect, and abandonment create situations where children need support from individuals outside of their homes. Today, this help is critical as more children are in need of a caring community to help them overcome these obstacles and achieve their true potential.

Since 1898, Arden Shore Child and Family Services has been “Rebuilding Children’s Lives”  affected by trauma and abuse, making sure home is a place where everyone can thrive. This year, in the face of the unprecedented challenges, Arden Shore ranked number one in foster care legal permanent placements in the state of Illinois, evidence of the team’s unwavering dedication to the well being of the hundreds of children and families in their care.


Working together, we can assure that everyone has the resources they need to lead happy, healthy, and successful lives.

Please make a gift as generously as you can this giving season.

Your donation will support children throughout our community.


Make your gift by December 24 and double your impact through the #GivingTuesday match from the Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County (HFNLC). For every new dollar donated by an individual through December 24, HFNLC will match it dollar for dollar up to $5,000! That means if you’ve never given before or if you increase your gift, this is a chance for your donation to go twice as far toward improving the lives of children and families throughout our community.

Thank you to Arden Shore’s exceptional leadership for their generous contributions.

Dottie Rzeszutko
Scott Yelvington
Ann Elliott Kidd
Dora E. Maya
Dil & Mark Dybas