children matter... get involved
Thank you for your willingness to join the cause of protecting children. We believe that all children deserve safe, happy childhoods and it is up to all of us together to make that happen. Through the vital resources, training and support we provide, we are helping make that dream a reality. And willingness to get involved is a great way to stand up for all the children of Illinois.
There are many ways to support PCA Illinois and the work we do. Scroll down to see how you can GET INVOLVED!
One of the best ways to help protect children and strengthen families is through a financial gift to Prevent Child Abuse Illinois. Your incredible support creates a foundation for what we do, making a difference for parents and families in our state.
The money that you donate goes to the services that we provide to parents, teachers, community leaders, professionals, volunteers, health and human service organizations, law enforcement, childcare providers, healthcare workers, early childhood educators, home visitors, domestic violence service providers and others.
There are two ways to make your donation online.
1. Use GiveDirect to make a one-time or recurring donation. 2. Use PayPal. Simply click on the logos to the right. And for those wishing to mail in their donation, scroll to the bottom of the page to find our address.
Believe it or not you can raise money for PCA Illinois by simply searching and shopping for things online.
The first method is Amazon Smile. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.
The second method is GoodSearch/GoodShop. GoodSearch is connected with over 114,000 nonprofits and schools, which means that you can shop for your cause no matter the scale and earn money by simply being online!
To use any of these methods click the links to the left.
A great way to make a contribution is by using the matching gift program through your employer. This is a very simple method where companies and employers match the donations made by their employees to charitable organizations. Most companies and employers are happy to offer this service to their employees and need only be asked to take part.
Click the button below to see if your employer matches!
create your own fundraiser
If you want to make a bigger impact for PCA Illinois fundraising then be creative and MAKE YOU OWN! We encourage you to take the initiative and make your own fundraiser to benefit PCA Illinois. A concert, a street party or even a container to collect some spare change. There are endless possibilities for how you can raise money to prevent child abuse in Illinois. If you wish to make your own fundraiser, call or email and let us know how we can help!
Innovative Staff Solutions made over $180 with their suckers fundraiser
buy some of our merchandise
Another way to support PCA Illinois is to buy, use and display our merchandise. Whether taking advantage of our PinWheels for Prevention program, grocery bags, keychains, jewelry or desktop items, PCA Illinois merchandise can help spread the message that everyone has a role to play in preventing abuse and protecting children. Our merchandise makes great gifts and can be used to recognize staff and volunteers during April, Child Abuse Awareness month or anytime. Download our order form HERE or call us to see what’s new, available and on sale. 217.522.1129
combined federal campaign
CFC is the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with almost 200 CFC campaigns throughout the country and overseas raising millions of dollars each year. Pledges made by Federal civilian, postal and military donors during the campaign season (September 1st to December 15th) support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.
The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.
Simply go to your designated CFC website or form and use the number to the left to start donating today!
A Legacy Gift is a planned future donation to a charity, given through a will, trust, foundation or other formal designation. It is a decision that each person makes in their own financial planning process, taking into account their charitable wishes and values. For those that have a passion for protecting children that wish for that work to survive after they are gone, Legacy Giving is a way to ensure that you can continue making a difference for decades to come. Contact us today to set up your Legacy Gift in support of Prevent Child Abuse Illinois.
DONATE IN SOMEONE'S NAME
Whether you want to honor a dearly departed loved one who had a passion for protecting children or you want to give a holiday season gift in a loved one's name, you can make a difference by honoring them with a charitable gift. Simply click on the link below and be sure to click the box under "Donation Options" to let us know who to credit the donation with.