The Young Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago is committed to raising funds to help support local Chicagoland charities and their missions.
At all times, YIFC works with two charities, with the Board voting on a single new charity on an annual basis. Partnerships last for two years. YIFC creates its own events, like happy hours and Forever Green, as well as partnership events, like White Sox and Blackhawks games to raise money for it's partners.
In addition to monetary donations, YIFC educates its members and guests of its events about our charity partners, exposing a new audience to the charities and their missions. The Board of Directors and YIFC members also look forward to volunteering and fundraising events with our charity partners throughout the year.
split annually between our charity partners*
Almost Home Kids provides a bridge from hospital to home through an innovative community-based care system for children with medical complexities. We respond to the needs of families, train caregivers, offer respite care, advocate for accessibility and inclusion and educate healthcare professionals. We envision a day when every family, every community, and every child with medical complexities has access to transitional care and the unsurpassed standards of AHK.
Cara Collective believes that there is an incredible and untapped talent pool in our country one comprised of people often experiencing homelessness and poverty. Our job is to unlock the strengths they already have and showcase them anew to the world.
Through various programs including, education, encouragement, and access to resources, Cara Collective helps participants increase their employability, and employers advance toward equity and inclusion.
Mission: Build an inclusive economy by developing employment pathways to advance transformative individual and community success.
* $40,000 is based on our 2021-2022 donations to our two partner charities. Amount donated may vary from year to year