Ways To Give

With just a few clicks, you can help to create positive memories for a disadvantaged child living in Chicago’s northwest and western suburbs. Every penny counts--whether it's an educational field trip, a donation of computers and printers, a winter holiday shopping tour, a warm winter coat and mittens, or a basket filled with canned and packaged goods for Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks to donors just like you, WACO has made a difference for thousands of disadvantaged children and their families, and the agencies that serve them. As a community of caring, we can have a profound impact on the future of our children, and their families. Please consider making an online gift or any amount today. Click here to make a donation


Other Ways You Can Help

Donate by Mail

Write a check made payable to WACO and mail it to 725 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194.

Shop Amazon Smile

Shop on AmazonSmile.com and .5% will be donated back to WACO when you choose WACO as your charity of choice!

Attend/Sponsor an Event

WACO hosts fundraisers and charity drives throughout the year. Click here to learn to get involved. If you would like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, send an email to info@waco4kids.org.

Contribute to a Drive

WACO organizes several drives during the year. Click here to learn more about our Winter Coat Drive, Book Drive, Alpaca Backpack School Supplies Drive, Thanksgiving Food Drive, and Toy Drive.

Get Your Company Involved

Our corporate partners are our lifeline, and your time and generous contributions ensure WACO will continue to develop and implement our community programs and commitments. You can:

  • Coordinate a workplace volunteer group to support our agency partners, or a WACO fundraiser or charity drive.
  • Demonstrate your company’s commitment to the community and build brand awareness by sponsoring a WACO event. We can create a program to meet your needs.
  • Organize a back to school supply or coat drive for the kids.

Group Lunch & Learn

Host a WACO representative at your office or group activity for a short presentation on the history and work of the Woodfield Area Children's Organization, followed by a group-led service project supplied by your organization.  Our current program is designed to provide children at our partnership agencies with weekend bags filled with items such as: coloring and activity books, socks, gloves, non-perishable food items, toiletries, etc.  A full list of acceptable items will be provided prior to your group activity.

This activity can be tailored to accommodate your group size and schedule.  For more information, please fill out our contact form and a WACO representative will be in touch.

Raise Funds through a Walk, Race or Other Event

Create your own fundraising campaign—the possibilities are endless. Here are a few ideas:

  • Host a dinner party and ask your guests to donate instead of bringing a dish. Run a marathon and have friends sponsor your effort.  
  • Invite friends and family to make a donation in your honor to WACO instead of giving birthday, wedding or holiday gifts.
  • Create a Facebook fundraising campaign to support WACO. Starting is easy. Facebook will help you get started and give you tips to reach your goal. Then you share it with your friends, who can donate to WACO with just a few clicks, and without leaving Facebook. Click here to get started.
  • Create your own event, a sporting event, a family walk or a family get-together restaurant fundraiser with proceeds going to WACO.  Need help or resources? Contact Mollie Cole at info@waco4kids.org.