The park is easily reachable by public Transportation
This is a 5K walk. Please stay hydrated. All dogs must be on a leash and kids must be accompanied by an adult!
Snacks and beverages will be provided.
Note: This is a child-friendly event, but all minors must be accompanied by adults.
Why do we walk? Child abuse in the U.S. is reported every 10 seconds. The effects can last a lifetime. The FosterWalks are part of a national campaign to build awareness of child abuse, its lifelong effects, and inspiration for healing.
By joining our FosterWalk events, it benefits our chapters and helps support personal and professional growth for foster care alumni. Funds raised empower foster care alumni to overcome patterns of trauma through peer support, leadership development and advocacy.
Costs: The walk is free and there are no fundraising minimums, but donations are welcome.
Here's how you can raise $200 in 10 days ...
Donate $20 to yourself ($20)
Ask your partner/roomate for $20 ($40)
Ask one co-worker for $20 ($60)
Ask your boss for $20 ($80)
Ask two friends for $20 ($120)
Ask one relative for $20 (140)
Ask one person from your club for $20 ($160)
Ask one of your neighbors for $20 ($180)
Ask someone from your church for $20 ($200)
Foster Care Alumni of America Illinois Chapter Thanksgiving Dinner- $500 per dinner. We are hosting 4 dinners this year.
Foster Care Alumni of America Illinois Chapter Alumni Reunion- $500 per picnic.
Foster Care Alumni of America Illinois Chapter Alumni Shadow Day- $200.00 Per Alumni this covers all cost for a young person to get to Springfield hotel and food. We are bringing 15 alumni.
Looking to raise enough money to fund these programs for 2 years. Total amount needed $10,000.