Children's Home + Aid

97th Annual September Gala

The 97th Annual September Gala is an enjoyable evening of family and friends gathered in shared commitment to helping children and families in need. Proceeds support Children’s Home + Aid’s effective programming that benefit tens of thousands of families in our community.

Sandy Gerstman and Lynda Szczepanik

Children’s Home + Aid is a leading child and family service agency in Illinois. The organization helps children recover their health, their hope, and their faith in the people around them. We link children to a network of opportunity and care, to extended family, teachers, mentors, and the resources of the neighborhood and community.

For more than 130 years, the organization has gone wherever children and families need them, and worked where it has been proven to be most effective: at home, in the classroom, in the neighborhood, in the course of daily life. The organization has offices located across Illinois and serve more than 40,000 children and families in over 60 counties each year. For more information about Children's Home + Aid, visit

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Children's Home + Aid

The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago

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