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Without the donations of generous individuals and businesses, none of this can be done. Your financial support provides more than 20 percent of our budget, and without it we would not be able to fulfill our commitments.

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A Helping Hand

Although we are small, WACO makes a significant contribution to the advancement of the children we serve. We are known for our annual Christmas program where we take more the 500 preschoolers shopping for themselves and their families.

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Become a volunteer

If you are looking to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged children living in the northwest and western suburbs, there are a number of opportunities to get involved with WACO. The children we work with are all living at or below poverty level.

Welcome to WACO

The Woodfield Area Children’s Organization is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to creating positive childhood memories, providing basic needs, along with educational support for children living at or below poverty level in Chicago's northwest and western suburbs.

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Upcoming Events

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8th Annual "Steak" Your Claim Meat Raffle

April 27, 2024
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20th Annual Wingfest

July 28, 2024

All-you-can-eat wings, eating contests, live music, and raffles! Must be 21 to attend!

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Weber Grill After Hours

July 28, 2024

WACO Book Drive kick-off!

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8th Annual "Steak" Your Claim Meat Raffle

April 27, 2024
Learn More

20th Annual Wingfest

July 28, 2024

All-you-can-eat wings, eating contests, live music, and raffles! Must be 21 to attend!

Learn More

WACO Community Baby Shower

March 31, 2024

Every August, area businesses and individual donors help us collect school supplies. It’s our way of making sure the children have the proper tools to start the school year.

WACO accepts school supplies at any point in the year, but our 2020 school supplies and backpack drive is August 3-15, 2020.

When donating school supplies, consider Amazon Smile. When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to WACO.

Do you prefer to make a cash donation, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the purchase of school supplies? No problem! Click here to make a cash or credit card contribution.

For more information contact:

Linda McGill |mcgwillinator@aol.com | 847-209-5513.

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WACO 2oth Wingfest

July 28, 2024

Every spring, WACO collects and distributes new and used children's books to disadvantaged children in the northwest and western suburbs.

Multiple studies have shown that children who own their own books have a much higher chance for success and continued education. Studies have also shown that books in the home have an even greater impact for low-income children than children from more affluent families.

Our goal is to put books in in the hands and hearts of these children. But we need your help to do it.

For more information contact:

Linda McGill | Linda McGill at mcgwilinator@aol.com | 847-209-5513.

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WACO Community Baby Shower

March 31, 2024

Every August, area businesses and individual donors help us collect school supplies. It’s our way of making sure the children have the proper tools to start the school year.

WACO accepts school supplies at any point in the year, but our 2020 school supplies and backpack drive is August 3-15, 2020.

When donating school supplies, consider Amazon Smile. When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to WACO.

Do you prefer to make a cash donation, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the purchase of school supplies? No problem! Click here to make a cash or credit card contribution.

For more information contact:

Linda McGill |mcgwillinator@aol.com | 847-209-5513.

Learn More

8th Annual "Steak" Your Claim Meat Raffle

April 27, 2024
Learn More

WACO 2oth Wingfest

July 28, 2024

Every spring, WACO collects and distributes new and used children's books to disadvantaged children in the northwest and western suburbs.

Multiple studies have shown that children who own their own books have a much higher chance for success and continued education. Studies have also shown that books in the home have an even greater impact for low-income children than children from more affluent families.

Our goal is to put books in in the hands and hearts of these children. But we need your help to do it.

For more information contact:

Linda McGill | Linda McGill at mcgwilinator@aol.com | 847-209-5513.

Learn More