Fill a Heart 4 Kids

Upcoming Activities

Fill a Heart 4 Kids hosts weekly on site and off site volunteer events to keep teens and families active in helping children living without families in local communities. 

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Please sign up on the calendar below:

When you volunteer, please donate monetary or in-kind gifts to help local kids without the support of any family.

  • WE BUY IN BULK and PREFER MONETARY DONATIONS: Your cash, checks, or donations through PayPal go to purchase exactly what our unaccompanied homeless youth and foster children need at that moment, as their needs vary greatly.  We buy in bulk and tax-free so your dollars go further.  To donate, please click here.
  • FOOD GIFT CARDS: of $5 - $10 Fast food gift cards help homeless kids get off the street at night, feel safe and eat with dignity.   McDonalds, Subway, or Dunkin Donuts gift cards are prefe

Summer Current Projects: 

 Project Privacy Gardens, Project PenPal™, Project Superhero™, Project COVID Food Drive™,  Project Flip Flop™,  Family Sponsored Projects - For Information, click here.

Year-Round: Survival BacPacs Our unaccompanied homeless youth require your help year-round!  For information on how to donate to this project, please click here.

To Schedule Private Group Events (schools, parties, corporations, camps, etc.) please contact us at i[email protected] or #847-867-1000.

Don't forget to select Fill A Heart 4 Kids as your 501(c)(3) charity of choice and shop at www.smile.amazon.com every time you shop! 

With Fill a Heart 4 Kids, you can be confident that your time and donations have an immediate impact on local children in desperate need!

Based  in Lake Forest, Fill a Heart 4 Kids (FAH4K) is a 501(c)(3) organization that helps unaccompanied homeless youth and foster children living in group facilities in Lake and Cook Counties with educational support, necessities and positive experiences to help them heal and restore their dignity – 4 Brighter Futures!   

Building Brighter Futures!

Annie McAveeney  FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

Created by:   Fill A Heart 4 Kids
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (CDT) Available Slot
10/24/2020 (Sat.) Zoom LH  11:00am - 12:00pm  

Robotics Class (2)

Sponsored by Devin Radzely

 
LH  2:00pm - 4:00pm  

Cheeseburger Pizza day & I Spy Games

Private Event

 
FAH Admin
10/25/2020 (Sun.) LH  10:11am - 1:00pm  

Offsite Art Therapy Class (One Family Can Make A Difference or up to 2 Teenagers!) (2)

To find out more or to volunteer for this Art Therapy Session, please contact [email protected] for details. Background Check Needed

 
10/26/2020 (Mon.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids 10:00am - 12:00pm  

Food Pick up and Delivery-drivers and sorters needed (5)

Contact [email protected] for details.

 
All slots filled
FAH Admin (5)
Helen Gerbin, Joanie Heaymann, Kiristin Cruthers, Tom Papstephan

Monthly Projects! Bring your family to the Fill a Heart 4 Kids location at Gorton. (One Family Can Make A Difference or up to 5 Teenagers!) (5)

Come help with our monthly project; Sponsor or make a donation to provide Survival BacPacs™ necessities or positive experiences for local homeless youth or foster children in group facilities. Contact [email protected] for details.

 
3 of 5 slots filled
Susie White (3)
Wilson Sporting Goods
Fill a Heart 4 Kids  12:00pm - 4:00pm  

Inventory Control & Clean up

 
10/27/2020 (Tue.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids 9:00am - 11:30am  

Survival BacPacs 4 Homeless Youth (4)

Sorting and Stuffing and Delivery of Bacpacs.

 
All slots filled
FAH Admin (4)
Joanie Heaymann, Kirstin Cruthers, Cariann Rice
3:30pm - 5:30pm  

Project Boo, Project Warm, or Survival BackPacs! (5)

8 person limit! Please make a donation to help us fill our goals! Help fill packages for foster and homeless youth!

 
All slots filled
Kristin Fisch
Abby Wise
Sophia Lagen
Julia DeLuca
Vanessa Morales
10/28/2020 (Wed.) LH  8:00am - 11:00am  

Project Renovation Tour at LH

Sunshine Painting; 10/27-11/20

 
Fill a Heart 4 Kids 9:00am - 11:30am  

Project BacPac (4)

Pack food and toiletries for local at rish and homeless youth

 
All slots filled
FAH Admin (4)
Joanie Heaymann, Cariann Rice, Kirstin Cruthers
3:30pm - 5:30pm  

Project Boo, Project Warm, or Survival BackPacs! (5)

5 person limit! Please make a donation to help us fill our goals! Help fill packages for foster and homeless youth!

 
All slots filled
Josh Duncan (3)
Josh, Connor, Meghan
Julia DeLuca
Vanessa Morales
10/29/2020 (Thu.) GiveNKind  8:00am - 10:00am  

Food Pick up and Delivery- Drivers and Sorters needed (5)

Contact [email protected] for details.

 
All slots filled
FAH Admin (5)
Charlie Wilson, Joanie Heymann, Ann McAveeney
Fill a Heart 4 Kids 9:00am - 11:30am  

Monthly Projects! Bring your family to the Fill a Heart 4 Kids location at Gorton. (One Family Can Make A Difference or up to 5 Teenagers!) (5)

Come help with our monthly project; Sponsor or make a donation to provide Survival BacPacs™ necessities or positive experiences for local homeless youth or foster children in group facilities. Contact [email protected] for details.

 
Fill a Heart 4 Kids  12:00pm - 5:00pm  

Inventory Control & Clean up

 
10/30/2020 (Fri.) LH  5:00pm - 7:00pm  

Trunk or Treat - Children's Home (20)

20 car/family max. Please contact for details: [email protected] A background check will be required. Please decorate your trunks for the kids to have a fun experience!

 
All slots filled
Mike Karls
Maria Ruiz-Montoya (6)
Kelly Coakley
MORGAN JUNIA
Leslie Leonardi
Cats and dogs theme, chocolate candy and crayons
Debbie Trob
Helen Gerbin
Maddie Sturgeon
Maddie Sturgeon and Isabella Michael
Margie Smith
Monster theme, M & M's
amy chan
Aanya Virdi
Laura Weber
Eva Alexander
Jennifer Blumberg (2)
Cute animal reusable masks and bags of candy for kids
10/31/2020 (Sat.) Zoom LH  11:00am - 12:00pm  

Robotics Class (2)

Sponsored by Devin Radzely

 
11/02/2020 (Mon.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  12:00pm - 4:00pm  

Inventory Control & Clean up

 
11/03/2020 (Tue.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids 9:00am - 1:00pm  

Monthly Projects! Bring your family to the Fill a Heart 4 Kids location at Gorton. (One Family Can Make A Difference or up to 5 Teenagers!) (5)

Come help with our monthly project; Sponsor or make a donation to provide Survival BacPacs™ necessities or positive experiences for local homeless youth or foster children in group facilities. Contact [email protected] for details.

 
1 of 5 slots filled
Alana Matthew
Matthew Family
Fill a Heart 4 Kids  3:30pm - 5:00pm  

Monthly Projects! Bring your family to the Fill a Heart 4 Kids location at Gorton. (One Family Can Make A Difference or up to 5 Teenagers!) (5)

Come help with our monthly project; Sponsor or make a donation to provide Survival BacPacs™ necessities or positive experiences for local homeless youth or foster children in group facilities. Contact [email protected] for details.

 
1 of 5 slots filled
vanessa Stalter
11/04/2020 (Wed.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids 9:00am - 1:00pm  

Monthly Projects! Bring your family to the Fill a Heart 4 Kids location at Gorton. (One Family Can Make A Difference or up to 5 Teenagers!) (5)

Come help with our monthly project; Sponsor or make a donation to provide Survival BacPacs™ necessities or positive experiences for local homeless youth or foster children in group facilities. Contact [email protected] for details.

 
Fill a Heart 4 Kids  3:30pm - 5:00pm  

Monthly Projects! Bring your family to the Fill a Heart 4 Kids location at Gorton. (One Family Can Make A Difference or up to 5 Teenagers!) (5)

Come help with our monthly project; Sponsor or make a donation to provide Survival BacPacs™ necessities or positive experiences for local homeless youth or foster children in group facilities. Contact [email protected] for details.

 
11/05/2020 (Thu.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  12:00pm - 5:00pm  

Inventory Control & Clean up

 
11/07/2020 (Sat.) Zoom LH  11:00am - 12:00pm  

Robotics Class (2)

Sponsored by Devin Radzely

 
LH  1:00pm - 3:00pm  

Cake Wars

Sponsored by the Bushala Family

 
11/09/2020 (Mon.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  12:00pm - 4:00pm  

Inventory Control & Clean up

 
11/10/2020 (Tue.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids 9:00am - 11:30am  

Monthly Projects! Bring your family to the Fill a Heart 4 Kids location at Gorton. (One Family Can Make A Difference or up to 5 Teenagers!) (5)

Come help with our monthly project; Sponsor or make a donation to provide Survival BacPacs™ necessities or positive experiences for local homeless youth or foster children in group facilities. Contact [email protected] for details.

 
Fill a Heart 4 Kids  3:30pm - 5:00pm  

Monthly Projects! Bring your family to the Fill a Heart 4 Kids location at Gorton. (One Family Can Make A Difference or up to 5 Teenagers!) (5)

Come help with our monthly project; Sponsor or make a donation to provide Survival BacPacs™ necessities or positive experiences for local homeless youth or foster children in group facilities. Contact [email protected] for details.

 
11/11/2020 (Wed.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids 9:00am - 11:30am  

Monthly Projects! Bring your family to the Fill a Heart 4 Kids location at Gorton. (One Family Can Make A Difference or up to 5 Teenagers!) (5)

Come help with our monthly project; Sponsor or make a donation to provide Survival BacPacs™ necessities or positive experiences for local homeless youth or foster children in group facilities. Contact [email protected] for details.

 
2 of 5 slots filled
Faye Solomon
Lissa Goldberg
Fill a Heart 4 Kids  3:30pm - 5:00pm  

Monthly Projects! Bring your family to the Fill a Heart 4 Kids location at Gorton. (One Family Can Make A Difference or up to 5 Teenagers!) (5)

Come help with our monthly project; Sponsor or make a donation to provide Survival BacPacs™ necessities or positive experiences for local homeless youth or foster children in group facilities. Contact [email protected] for details.

 
11/12/2020 (Thu.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  12:00pm - 5:00pm  

Inventory Control & Clean up

 
11/14/2020 (Sat.) Zoom LH  11:00am - 12:00pm  

Robotics Class (2)

Sponsored by Devin Radzely

 
11/16/2020 (Mon.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  12:00pm - 4:00pm  

Inventory Control & Clean up

 
11/17/2020 (Tue.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids 9:00am - 11:30am  

Monthly Projects! Bring your family to the Fill a Heart 4 Kids location at Gorton. (One Family Can Make A Difference or up to 5 Teenagers!) (5)

Come help with our monthly project; Sponsor or make a donation to provide Survival BacPacs™ necessities or positive experiences for local homeless youth or foster children in group facilities. Contact [email protected] for details.

 
Fill a Heart 4 Kids  3:30pm - 5:00pm  

Monthly Projects! Bring your family to the Fill a Heart 4 Kids location at Gorton. (One Family Can Make A Difference or up to 5 Teenagers!) (5)

Come help with our monthly project; Sponsor or make a donation to provide Survival BacPacs™ necessities or positive experiences for local homeless youth or foster children in group facilities. Contact [email protected] for details.

 
11/18/2020 (Wed.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids 9:00am - 11:30am  

Monthly Projects! Bring your family to the Fill a Heart 4 Kids location at Gorton. (One Family Can Make A Difference or up to 5 Teenagers!) (5)

Come help with our monthly project; Sponsor or make a donation to provide Survival BacPacs™ necessities or positive experiences for local homeless youth or foster children in group facilities. Contact [email protected] for details.

 
Fill a Heart 4 Kids  3:30pm - 5:00pm  

Monthly Projects! Bring your family to the Fill a Heart 4 Kids location at Gorton. (One Family Can Make A Difference or up to 5 Teenagers!) (5)

Come help with our monthly project; Sponsor or make a donation to provide Survival BacPacs™ necessities or positive experiences for local homeless youth or foster children in group facilities. Contact [email protected] for details.

 
11/19/2020 (Thu.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  12:00pm - 5:00pm  

Inventory Control & Clean up

 
11/21/2020 (Sat.) Zoom LH  11:00am - 12:00pm  

Robotics Class (2)

Sponsored by Devin Radzely

 
11/23/2020 (Mon.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  12:00pm - 4:00pm  

Inventory Control & Clean up

 
11/24/2020 (Tue.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids 9:00am - 11:30am  

Monthly Projects! Bring your family to the Fill a Heart 4 Kids location at Gorton. (One Family Can Make A Difference or up to 5 Teenagers!) (5)

Come help with our monthly project; Sponsor or make a donation to provide Survival BacPacs™ necessities or positive experiences for local homeless youth or foster children in group facilities. Contact [email protected] for details.

 
Fill a Heart 4 Kids  3:30pm - 5:00pm  

Monthly Projects! Bring your family to the Fill a Heart 4 Kids location at Gorton. (One Family Can Make A Difference or up to 5 Teenagers!) (5)

Come help with our monthly project; Sponsor or make a donation to provide Survival BacPacs™ necessities or positive experiences for local homeless youth or foster children in group facilities. Contact [email protected] for details.

 
11/25/2020 (Wed.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  3:30pm - 5:00pm  

Monthly Projects! Bring your family to the Fill a Heart 4 Kids location at Gorton. (One Family Can Make A Difference or up to 5 Teenagers!) (5)

Come help with our monthly project; Sponsor or make a donation to provide Survival BacPacs™ necessities or positive experiences for local homeless youth or foster children in group facilities. Contact [email protected] for details.

 
11/26/2020 (Thu.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  12:00pm - 5:00pm  

Inventory Control & Clean up

 
11/28/2020 (Sat.) Zoom LH  11:00am - 12:00pm  

Robotics Class (2)

Sponsored by Devin Radzely

 
11/30/2020 (Mon.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  12:00pm - 4:00pm  

Inventory Control & Clean up

 
12/01/2020 (Tue.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  3:30pm - 5:00pm  

Monthly Projects! Bring your family to the Fill a Heart 4 Kids location at Gorton. (One Family Can Make A Difference or up to 5 Teenagers!) (5)

Come help with our monthly project; Sponsor or make a donation to provide Survival BacPacs™ necessities or positive experiences for local homeless youth or foster children in group facilities. Contact [email protected] for details.

 
12/02/2020 (Wed.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  3:30pm - 5:00pm  

Monthly Projects! Bring your family to the Fill a Heart 4 Kids location at Gorton. (One Family Can Make A Difference or up to 5 Teenagers!) (5)

Come help with our monthly project; Sponsor or make a donation to provide Survival BacPacs™ necessities or positive experiences for local homeless youth or foster children in group facilities. Contact [email protected] for details.

 
12/03/2020 (Thu.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  12:00pm - 5:00pm  

Inventory Control & Clean up

 
12/05/2020 (Sat.) Zoom LH  11:00am - 12:00pm  

Robotics Class (2)

Sponsored by Devin Radzely

 
12/07/2020 (Mon.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  12:00pm - 4:00pm  

Inventory Control & Clean up

 
12/08/2020 (Tue.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  3:30pm - 5:00pm  

Monthly Projects! Bring your family to the Fill a Heart 4 Kids location at Gorton. (One Family Can Make A Difference or up to 5 Teenagers!) (5)

Come help with our monthly project; Sponsor or make a donation to provide Survival BacPacs™ necessities or positive experiences for local homeless youth or foster children in group facilities. Contact [email protected] for details.

 
12/09/2020 (Wed.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  3:30pm - 5:00pm  

Monthly Projects! Bring your family to the Fill a Heart 4 Kids location at Gorton. (One Family Can Make A Difference or up to 5 Teenagers!) (5)

Come help with our monthly project; Sponsor or make a donation to provide Survival BacPacs™ necessities or positive experiences for local homeless youth or foster children in group facilities. Contact [email protected] for details.

 
12/10/2020 (Thu.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  12:00pm - 5:00pm  

Inventory Control & Clean up

 
12/12/2020 (Sat.) Zoom LH  11:00am - 12:00pm  

Robotics Class (2)

Sponsored by Devin Radzely

 
12/14/2020 (Mon.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  12:00pm - 4:00pm  

Inventory Control & Clean up

 
12/15/2020 (Tue.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  3:30pm - 5:00pm  

Monthly Projects! Bring your family to the Fill a Heart 4 Kids location at Gorton. (One Family Can Make A Difference or up to 5 Teenagers!) (5)

Come help with our monthly project; Sponsor or make a donation to provide Survival BacPacs™ necessities or positive experiences for local homeless youth or foster children in group facilities. Contact [email protected] for details.

 
12/16/2020 (Wed.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  3:30pm - 5:00pm  

Monthly Projects! Bring your family to the Fill a Heart 4 Kids location at Gorton. (One Family Can Make A Difference or up to 5 Teenagers!) (5)

Come help with our monthly project; Sponsor or make a donation to provide Survival BacPacs™ necessities or positive experiences for local homeless youth or foster children in group facilities. Contact margiea[email protected] for details.

 
12/17/2020 (Thu.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  12:00pm - 5:00pm  

Inventory Control & Clean up

 
12/19/2020 (Sat.) Zoom LH  11:00am - 12:00pm  

Robotics Class (2)

Sponsored by Devin Radzely

 
12/21/2020 (Mon.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  12:00pm - 4:00pm  

Inventory Control & Clean up

 
12/22/2020 (Tue.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  3:30pm - 5:00pm  

Monthly Projects! Bring your family to the Fill a Heart 4 Kids location at Gorton. (One Family Can Make A Difference or up to 5 Teenagers!) (5)

Come help with our monthly project; Sponsor or make a donation to provide Survival BacPacs™ necessities or positive experiences for local homeless youth or foster children in group facilities. Contact [email protected] for details.

 
12/23/2020 (Wed.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  3:30pm - 5:00pm  

Monthly Projects! Bring your family to the Fill a Heart 4 Kids location at Gorton. (One Family Can Make A Difference or up to 5 Teenagers!) (5)

Come help with our monthly project; Sponsor or make a donation to provide Survival BacPacs™ necessities or positive experiences for local homeless youth or foster children in group facilities. Contact [email protected] for details.

 
12/24/2020 (Thu.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  12:00pm - 5:00pm  

Inventory Control & Clean up

 
12/26/2020 (Sat.) Zoom LH  11:00am - 12:00pm  

Robotics Class (2)

Sponsored by Devin Radzely

 
12/28/2020 (Mon.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  12:00pm - 4:00pm  

Inventory Control & Clean up

 
12/29/2020 (Tue.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  3:30pm - 5:00pm  

Monthly Projects! Bring your family to the Fill a Heart 4 Kids location at Gorton. (One Family Can Make A Difference or up to 5 Teenagers!) (5)

Come help with our monthly project; Sponsor or make a donation to provide Survival BacPacs™ necessities or positive experiences for local homeless youth or foster children in group facilities. Contact [email protected] for details.

 
12/30/2020 (Wed.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  3:30pm - 5:00pm  

Monthly Projects! Bring your family to the Fill a Heart 4 Kids location at Gorton. (One Family Can Make A Difference or up to 5 Teenagers!) (5)

Come help with our monthly project; Sponsor or make a donation to provide Survival BacPacs™ necessities or positive experiences for local homeless youth or foster children in group facilities. Contact [email protected] for details.

 
12/31/2020 (Thu.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  12:00pm - 5:00pm  

Inventory Control & Clean up

 
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