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
09/19/2020 (Sat.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  9:00am - 11:00am  

Robotics Class (2)

Sponsored by Devi Radzely

 
09/21/2020 (Mon.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  9:00am - 11:00am  

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
Anna Loeger
09/22/2020 (Tue.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  9:00am - 11:00am  

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
Christy Fouts
Cariann Rice
09/23/2020 (Wed.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  9:00am - 11:00am  

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
Cariann Rice
09/24/2020 (Thu.) 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.

 
1 of 5 slots filled
Cariann Rice
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.

 
Zoom  10:00am - 11:00am  

Q4 Rotary Club Meeting

 
2:00pm - 3:00pm  

Q4 Rotary Club Meeting

 
09/25/2020 (Fri.) Zoom  10:00am - 11:00am  

CPAH Zoom Meeting

 
09/26/2020 (Sat.) BH;NC  9:00am - 11:00am  

Blanket Making 4 Homeless Youth (4)

Foster Children will do an art project to give gifts to homeless youth

 
LH  1:30pm - 3:00pm  

Blanket Making 4 Homeless Youth (4)

Foster Children will do an art project to give gifts to homeless youth

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Anna Loeger
09/28/2020 (Mon.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  9:00am - 11:00am  

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.

 
All slots filled
Katie Froelich
5 of us
FAH Admin (4)
09/29/2020 (Tue.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  9:00am - 11:00am  

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
Anna Loeger
Cariann Rice
09/30/2020 (Wed.) Fill a Heart 4 Kids  9:00am - 11:00am  

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
Anna Loeger
10/01/2020 (Thu.) 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.

 
10/03/2020 (Sat.) LH  5:00pm - 7:00pm  

Emmy Awards Event 4 Foster Children (4)

The children will have a special Talen Show event with costumes and snacks!

 
10/05/2020 (Mon.) 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.

 
10/06/2020 (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.

 
1 of 5 slots filled
Cariann Rice
10/07/2020 (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.

 
10/08/2020 (Thu.) 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.

 
10/12/2020 (Mon.) 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.

 
LH,BH,NC, WC  9:00am - 3:00pm  

Decorate Children's Home (10)

Please email Margie Alpert @[email protected]ds.org for background check and approval, plus information regarding decorating details.

 
1 of 10 slots filled
Anna Loeger
10/13/2020 (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.

 
10/14/2020 (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.

 
10/15/2020 (Thu.) 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.

 
Zoom  9:30am - 10:30am  

Youth Homelessness Work Group Monthly Meeting

 
FAH Admin
10/19/2020 (Mon.) 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.

 
10/20/2020 (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.

 
10/21/2020 (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.

 
10/22/2020 (Thu.) 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.

 
10/26/2020 (Mon.) 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.

 
10/27/2020 (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.

 
10/28/2020 (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.

 
10/29/2020 (Thu.) 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.

 
11/02/2020 (Mon.) 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.

 
11/03/2020 (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.

 
11/04/2020 (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.

 
11/05/2020 (Thu.) 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.

 
11/09/2020 (Mon.) 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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
11/12/2020 (Thu.) 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.

 
11/16/2020 (Mon.) 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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
11/19/2020 (Thu.) 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.

 
11/23/2020 (Mon.) 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.

 
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.

 
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