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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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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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20th Annual Wingfest

July 26, 2020

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

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Identiti's 6th Annual Larry Sicher Memorial Golf Outing

September 10, 2020

In celebration of their founder’s legacy, Identiti is hosting the 6th annual Larry Sicher Memorial Golf Outing. All proceeds benefit the Woodfield Area Children’s Organization (WACO).

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Holiday Shopping Tour - Elk Grove Village Walmart

December 5, 2020

HELP WACO TAKE HUNDREDS OF UNDERPRIVILEGED PRESCHOOLERS SHOPPING FOR GIFTS FOR THE CHILD AND FAMILY MEMBERS!

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20th Annual Wingfest

July 26, 2020

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

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Coat Drive

October 1, 2020
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25th Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive (Donations)

November 2, 2020

Members of the community, area businesses, park districts, and schools help WACO collect nonperishable items for families in need this holiday season as part of our 25th Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.

For more information contact: info@waco4kids.org

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25th Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive (Food Pickup)

November 20, 2020
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20th Annual Wingfest

July 26, 2020

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

Learn More

Coat Drive

October 1, 2020
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25th Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive (Donations)

November 2, 2020

Members of the community, area businesses, park districts, and schools help WACO collect nonperishable items for families in need this holiday season as part of our 25th Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.

For more information contact: info@waco4kids.org

Learn More