Crisis Fund

The main focus of the District 54 Education Foundation is providing resources and support to District 54 families to ensure the academic and social-emotional success of their students. We cannot expect students to have a willingness to learn and a positive outlook if basic needs aren’t being met every day. Donations made to the Crisis Fund are used to purchase groceries, gas and other essential items for families experiencing financial hardships or troubled situations. Since its start in March of 2020, the Crisis Fund has distributed over $85,000 to hundreds of District 54 families, but our fund is running low and the need it still exists.

“The crisis fund has completely changed the way that we are able to support families. Before the crisis fund, we had to spend so much time (often without success) to find even $30 to buy a student a blanket, weekend food, shoes, etc. Staff consistently ended up spending more of their own money to provide these items for students because the funds weren’t available in the community. I can’t say enough how much staff and families appreciate quick and easy access to a fund to meet basic student and family needs.” – School District 54 Social Worker

It is imperative that this fund continues to grow so the Foundation can sustain the increasing need in our community.

Click here to make a secure donation to the Crisis Fund. For more information, call (847) 357-5027 or e-mail [email protected].

I have received the gift card the school has sent me. I really appreciate you and all the other teachers for the help you have given me. And to the social worker. Thank you very much for your solidarity. I really appreciate it from the bottom of my heart, I thank you.

District 54 Parent