Protecting and enhancing parks, open spaces, and the quality of life in Illinois communities
TOTAL Donations in 2018
In Illinois, 1 in 5 children are alone and unsupervised from 3 to 6 p.m. These are the hours when the juvenile crime rate triples and juveniles are likely to engage in alcohol or drug use, theft or sexual activities.
Unless we take action today, these destructive behaviors will continue.
Studies show that children in beyond school programs are two times less likely to use drugs or alcohol and one-third less likely to become teen parents.
Today, we are still faced with this need to help children at risk. I am asking good Friends like you to consider a donation to Friends of Illinois Parks. We need your support to continue to fund the game-changing PowerPlay! Beyond School Grant Program, which will provide additional resources to our agencies to ensure safe opportunities for children at risk.
Without good Friends like you, we wouldn’t be so successful. Your generous support is a source of encouragement to all of us as we work to help our children.
Won’t you please do what you can for Friends of Illinois Parks?
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