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Palatine Township Salutes Military and Veteran Families
ChildServ, together with 20 Chicagoland organizations, invite military and veteran families in Palatine to a family fun and resource fair on June 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Palatine Township Center, 721 S. Quentin Road, in Palatine. Families will be invited to:learn about family resources, attend a Kids Corner with onsite kids’ activities, learn about job readiness skills instruction, learn more about the benefits of Virtual Combat Therapy for PTSD, enjoy arts and crafts tables, and win free door prizes More information is available by calling773-867-7321.
ChildServ to Celebrate Foster Parents May 20
ChildServ will honor the contributions of foster parents with a special celebration on May 20 at St. Mark's Church in Chicago. Foster parents will be treated to special "swag bags," a buffet dinner and a special dessert from Edible Arrangements.
Diaper and Baby Item Drive
ChildServ invites caring members of the community to participate in its 12,000 Diaper Drive, which will provide necessities to families with new infants in their care. Click here to learn more.ChildServ President and CEO featured on WGN
View ChildServ President and CEO James C. Jones's feature as Chicago's Very Own.
You can also see Mr. Jones on WGN's People to People
, which aired February 2 and 3!
JanuaryJames C. Jones honored as Chicago Defender Man of Excellence
ChildServ President and CEO James C. Jones was honored as a 2013 Chicago Defender Man of Excellence
on January 25. All 50 awardees were recognized for their integrity, strength and courage.
ChildServ supporters provide holiday gifts for more than 1,100 at-risk kids in Chicagoland
ChildServ is proud to announce that, with the support of local churches and schools, many Chicagoland businesses and countless volunteers, the organization was able to provide and distribute gifts to more than 1,100 children in its care. We are especially grateful to UPS, UBS, The Boys Scouts, and the Methodist faith community for their help in making this program possible.
ChildServ honors west suburban resident and Mid American Group CEO Jim Lill for community service
On November 14, ChildServ honored Jim Lill, Chief Executive Officer of Mid American Group, Inc. in Westmont, for his service to at-risk children in Chicagoland at the organization’s annual Founder’s Day Dinner, an event that celebrates those whose community service reflects the spirit of Lucy Rider Meyer, ChildServ’s founder. ChildServ President and CEO presented Lill with the Lucy Rider Meyer Humanitarian Award, along with Peter Hanes of Libertyville and David Lambert of Palatine.
In addition to being a generous supporter of ChildServ, Lill is active in many organizations. He has served on the Butler University Board of Trustees from 2009 to the present and OVID Butler Society and he is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Davey Risk Management and Insurance Program at Butler University. Lill is also involved in Association House, Gilda’s House, Lawrence Hall School for Boys, Children’s Home + Aid, Pioneer Center of Crystal Lake, Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park, Illinois, Helping Hand Center of Hodgkins, Trustee of Cathedral High School of Indianapolis, Indiana and the Presidents Board of Saint Xavier University. A long-time Rotarian, Lill is past President of the Hinsdale Rotary Club and the District Governor of Rotary 1 in Chicago.
Lill is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago; the Executives' Club of Chicago where he serves on the Finance Committee; the Union League Club of Chicago; and the National Association of Health Underwriters. In addition to his volunteer involvement, Lill was the Captain of the Butler University Football team in 1969 and Rotarian of the Year in 1991. He was listed as one of America’s Most Productive Brokers in 2002, 2006 and 2007, and Nationally Best Retail Agent/Broker in 2008 and 2010, both in Crain’s Business Insurance.
Lill resides in Hinsdale with his wife, Mary Marttila Lill of MJM and Company. They have three children, Christopher, Andrew and James.
More than 150 guests helped raise $28,000 for the agency’s programs through ChildServ’s Founder’s Day Dinner.
ChildServ urges Illinois adults to report domestic violence
As October marks the beginning of National Domestic Violence Prevention Month, ChildServ urges all people to become aware of how to report domestic abuse and violence. Knowing in advance what to do can lead to a quicker response and better care for the child or adult in question.
To report child abuse, call the Abuse Prevention Hotline: 1-800-25ABUSE.
To report domestic violence against an adult, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233.
DCFS and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence recommend calling the hotlinewhenever you believe that a person living in a household, adult or child, has been injured or harmed, or put at risk of physical injury.
ChildServ invites English- and Spanish-speaking adults in Chicagoland to learn about fostering
ChildServ invites caring adults in Chicago and its suburbs to learn more about how they can brighten a child’s future through fostering. More information is available at www.childserv.org, by calling773-867-7323, or by attending an information session. This month, ChildServ will offer sessions in both Spanish and English.
August 14,5:30-7:30 p.m.
4909 W. Division, Suite 506, Chicago
Call 773-867-7323 for more information or to RSVP.
August 21,5:30-7:30 p.m.
Harold Washington Professional Building, 5401 S. Wentworth 2N, Chicago
Call 773-867-7323 for more information or to RSVP.
Inaugural Blues Brothers Event at Ravinia raises $9,000 for ChildServ programs
Thanks to the leadership of Tina Pickell and Greg Hummel, ChildServ’s inaugural night at Ravinia, on July 11, raised more than $9,000 for our programs. The event featured a reception, dinner in the PNC Private Dining Room and pavilion seats to the Blues Brothers, with a special live auction that included signed Blues Brothers memorabilia and a chance to sing onstage with Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi.
ChildServ sponsors Operation Shower