Our Summer Celebration was an incredible way of sharing our new Center with guests, while benefitting both Maestro Cares Foundation and our partners, SOS Children’s Villages Illinois. Thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters for sharing an incredible night with us and your ongoing support. We are grateful for the chefs and restaurants that prepared such delicious dishes that offered a one-of-a-kind culinary experience.
SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, founded over 25 years ago, is a 501(c)3 child welfare agency that provides a stable home in a supportive, community environment designed to help children in need grow into caring, productive, and self-reliant adults. The SOS Children’s Villages model differs from traditional foster care in emphasizing the following four components: 1) Children live together with their siblings, 2) Children receive care and support from a full-time, professionally trained Foster Parent, 3) Children grow up in a private, single-family home, 4) Children are supported by the Village, designed as an intentional community of care.
SOS Children's Villages Illinois unites brothers and sisters in foster care and provides a safe space to heal for at-risk youth.
SOS Children’s Villages Illinois celebrates a 100% high school graduation rate, compared to a national average of 50% for children in foster care. In November 2015, Chicago Magazine named SOS Children’s Villages Illinois one of the “Best Charities in Chicago.”