2020 – October Newsletter

October 2020 Newsletter 
#OurChildren Around the World: The United States

Almost 18,000 children in the state of Illinois are in the foster care system. Most children are placed temporarily in foster care due to parental abuse or neglect. These figures prompted us to get involved to change lives and build dreams in our very own hometown. We partnered with SOS Children’s Village Illinois for our first project in the United States – building the SOS Children’s Villages Illinois Roosevelt Square Community Center.

This community center is equipped to provide local residents with academic, therapeutic, social and recreational services and activities. It will serve up to 84 foster children: from birth up to 21 years of age, as well as families in the Roosevelt Square Village and more than 5,000 individuals annually from University Village, Lower West Side/Pilsen, Little Village, North Lawndale and other surrounding neighborhoods. It will also be a central gathering place for neighborhood residents – a safe space where they can meet in the community and connect to public resources.

As Co-Founder of Maestro Cares Foundation, Henry Cardenas said, “The grand opening of this community center in near and dear to Maestro Cares Foundation’s heart because it is our first project in our hometown of Chicago – we’re excited to be able to provide children and families with a state of the art center, and most importantly give them access to the resources they need to help them grow in a stable and comprehensive homes and communities.” 

Learn more about this community center and SOS Children’s Villages Illinois by clicking the button below. Don’t forget to follow us on social media for updates and news regarding the opening of the SOS Roosevelt Community Center, and #OurChildren in Chicago!

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Times running out! Get your applications in today for our Spring 2021 Scholarship
Maestro Cares Foundation Scholarships program is now open to receiving applications for the Spring 2021 semester. Make sure to apply by October 31, 2020.
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Calling all artists in Chicago! We’re still accepting submissions for the Maestro Cares Wintrust Mural competition. The winning design will be displayed across three walls on the Wintrust Mural building, and will be visible along the most trafficked highway in the United States! 

Submit your art today! Deadline for submissions are October 26th. For more information, contact Sandra Lopez at [email protected] ? For full submission guidelines, visit the button below.

Submission Guidelines
New items now available in our Online Shop!

Begin your holiday shopping early this year by visiting our online shop! New items have been added, including a portable Maestro Cares speaker. Keep your eyes peeled for the release of the Maestro Cares Foundation hoodie, releasing later this month! 

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2020 has changed the way we navigate social media. In an effort to ensure that we are providing quality content to you, we’d love to hear your feedback on how our content is serving you and how we can improve. The survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. To thank you for your time, you will be entered into a drawing to win a MCF gift!

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Amazon Smile is now Available in the Amazon App!

AmazonSmile customers can now support Maestro Cares Foundation in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Click here for instructions.