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2024 Calendar of Events

Save the Date! WACO hosts events throughout the year to support our programs, agency partners and the communities that we serve.

Because at the end of the day—it's all about the kids!

DISCLAIMER: Please be advised events and dates may be subject to change

WACO Community Baby Shower- Old National Bank/Heartland Bank - March 1 - March 31, 2024

WACO Night Out - TBD

WACO Steak your Claim Meat Raffle - Real Time Sports Bar & Grill - April 27, 2024

WACO Shoes for Kids - TBD

WACO 20th Wingfest- DRINK Nightclub - July 28, 2024

Giving Group Kickball Fundraiser - Olympia Park, Schaumburg - TBD

Thanksgiving Food Drive: Partnering with Pallets - November 22, 2024

WACO Christmas Shopping Tour - Wal-Mart Palatine - December 7, 2024

WACO Christmas Shopping Tour - Wal-Mart Palatine - December 14, 2024

WACO Christmas Toy Drive - TBD- December 12, 2024

Weber Grill After Hours

July 28, 2024
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20th Annual Wingfest

July 28, 2024
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WACO 2oth Wingfest

July 28, 2024
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8th Annual "Steak" Your Claim Meat Raffle

April 27, 2024
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WACO Community Baby Shower

March 31, 2024
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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.

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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

20th Annual Wingfest

July 28, 2024

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

Learn More

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.

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
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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

20th Annual Wingfest

July 28, 2024

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

Learn More