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Support Us

Providing Teens With Better Skills,
Better Resources, Better Opportunities, and Better Lifestyles

At The H.O.Y.C.E. Center, we strive to provide our youth all of the resources they seek for an enriching lifestyle. We are committed to your satisfaction and really couldn’t have gotten this far without your generous contributions. No matter how large or small, your contribution is highly appreciated and allows us to expand and improve our services. Donate today, and make the biggest impact on your local community.

Volunteers at Food Bank

Looking to do something different?

Helping Hands


Make An Impact

Volunteering is a simple and highly effective way to support. Volunteer your time or service.  We appreciate it all.  Contact us to obtain more information on how you can help.

Annual Back to School Celebration

Back to School is a celebration for The H.O.Y.C.E. Center. We want to encourage youth to engage in their education to support their goals. Last year we provide stress kits in each backpack after the shelter-at-home to support the return to school durng the COVID 19 Pandemic.  Each year we provide approximately 550 or more youth in Chicago and the Champaign area with backpacks filled with school supplies, activities, and different types of fun.  Checkput our gallery to see previous Back to School Celebrations. 

We are in need of:
School supplies
Monetary donations to support entertainment and activites.

  • Goal for this event is $7000 to support both locations


Season of Giving

Each year we host approximately 600 children and their families in Chicago and the Champaign area.  Youth between the ages of 0 and 17 receive a gift and a pajamas for the holidays. Familes enjoy food, games, raffles, activities and much more! We honor Christmas, Hannukah, and Kwanzaa as part of our celebration.


We are in need of:

  • New toys for all ages (especially ages 14-17)

  • Pajamas for all agesRaffle items (individual items or baskets to raffle)

  • Large Raffle items (bike, scooter, game systems, dollhouse, etc)

  • SnacksActivitiesHot cocoa or Apple Cider

  • Masks (if the manadate is still in effect)

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