News

Sponsor: Accurate Printing

Accurate Printing was established in 1996 and is a total print solutions company with clients nationwide. Creative services/prepress, printing, finishing/bindery, warehousing, mailing services, fulfillment and distribution are all located in one facility. Additional warehouses are located in New Jersey, California and Florida. They provide a wide array of print communications, related services and promotional products… Read more »

Top Story: Polar Plunge Benefits Special Olympics Chicago

The Annual Chicago Polar Plunge took place on Sunday March 4th at North Avenue Beach. This year over 1,800 people plunged into Lake Michigan, well at least part of the way in, to benefit Special Olympics Chicago. The young and the old put on their best dress to strut their goodies for a good cause…. Read more »

Charity Update: Hope Children Hospital

The Heart Institute for Children (THIC) was founded in 1987 by a group of Pediatric Cardiologists from the University of Chicago, Northwestern University (Children’s Memorial Hospital) and Loyola University. These physicians, all of whom had professional appointments at their respective institutions, felt that they could provide optimal care for their pediatric patients in a differently… Read more »

Featured Article: Cocktail Party

This year is the 20th Anniversary of One For the Kids. A few years ago we began hosting an annual Cocktail party. This will be our fourth year and we are beyond excited! The tradition is that every year we elect a host family to be the main benefactor of our cocktail party fund raising…. Read more »

Charity Update: Focus on the Family

Every year, One For the Kids selects a special family in need to benefit from the annual cocktail party. This event is a night filled with fun, prizes, music, great food, and an even greater cause. This years host family is the Cuiching family from Lemont. The Cuiching Family was chosen out of several families… Read more »

Board Member Spotlight: Hugh McLaughlin

Hugh McLaughlin is a founding member of One For the Kids and has been an active member for over 20 years. He fondly remembers the groups beginning as a small group of friends just looking to help. We had humble beginnings, but the group really enjoyed spending time together and more importantly we learned that… Read more »

Sponsor: Auto Nation

Since Auto Nations founding in 1996, when entrepreneur H. Wayne Huizenga invested in a waste management company, the company has experienced growth year after year. In that time, Auto Nation has acquired more than 300 new vehicle franchises. This has positioned them as the first nationwide auto dealer in the United States, as well as… Read more »

One for the Kids Rises to Occasion for Lemont Family in Need

This article was recently published on MySuburbanLife.com By Janice Hoppe, jhoppe@mysuburbanlife.com Two Lemont residents with a big sense of community are hoping to help a neighbor later this spring. Dan Irwin and Kevin Kickels, board members with the local charity group One for the Kids, were the brains behind the organizations decision to benefit a… Read more »

Community support brings joy

Catching up: Community support brings joy to family of Lemont girl fighting brain tumor   Article from: My Suburban Life Posted Dec 27, 2011 @ 01:17 PM What started out as bad headaches for young Ellie Cuiching in January turned out to be a brain tumor that covered the right half of her brain. Ellies… Read more »

Featured Partner

Big Top Productions is one of One For the Kids most loyal sponsors providing tents and stages for the OFTK Golf Outing every year. Big Top manufactures its products right here in North Chicago. It was begun modestly, when Art Leonard working for his father’s awning company at the time, made a tent for a… Read more »