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Advocates for Adolescent Mothers Holiday Drive 2015

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November 2, 2015 - December 4, 2015
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ADVOCATES FOR ADOLESCENT MOTHERS INVITES YOU TO JOIN US FOR OUR

5TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY DRIVE!

It’s a toy and coat drive

It’s a party

It’s bringing holiday cheer to homeless youth

Advocates for Adolescent Mothers Holiday Drive Program provides toys and outerwear to homeless and underprivileged young moms and their children for Christmas. Since 2011, we have provided nearly 900 toys and approximately 400 coats to at-risk youth at 9 Chicago area charities. Many of these youth would not receive gifts at Christmas in the absence of Advocates for Adolescent Mothers Holiday Drive Program.

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Adopt a family

Grant children’s toy wishes

Connect with us and attend our Holiday Social

Donate!

 

 

Wrapped Gifts

 
 

HOLIDAY DRIVE LOCATIONS

TOYS AND OUTERWEAR WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS FROM NOVEMBER 2ND – DECEMBER 4TH.

We are collecting:

*NEW, unwrapped toys for infants and toddlers ages 10 and younger
*New and gently used clean coats for young women, infants and toddlers, ages 10 and younger
*New hats, gloves, and scarves for young women and children
*New, unused toiletries and beauty items (e.g. finger nail polish, lotions, fragrances, hair accessories)  for young women

 
Please email us at admin@advocatesforadolescentmothers.com if you would like to fill a child’s toy wish or adopt a family.

 
 

 

Bank Financial Logo

BANKFINANCIAL LOCATIONS

1354 E. 55th Street, Hyde Park – Chicago

Branch Hours

Mon – Thurs, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fri, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sat, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

1333 W. 127th Street – Calumet Park

Branch Hours

Mon, Tues, Thurs, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wed, CLOSED

Fri, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sat, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 
 

Chicago Association of Realtors Logo

CHICAGO ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS LOCATIONS

200 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 400 – Chicago 

Office Hours

Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

*Please sign in with security and show ID*

 
 
TCF BANK LOGO

 

 

TCF BANK LOCATIONS

10350 S. Pulaski Road – Oak Lawn

Branch Hours

Mon – Thurs, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fri, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sat, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

15650 S. 94th Avenue – Orland Park

Branch Hours

Mon – Thurs, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fri, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sat, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

*Donated toys must be new and unwrapped.

*Infant & toddler toys only.

 

*NO STUFFED ANIMALS.


*Coats & Outerwear must be new or clean and gently used.

*Coats & Outerwear for young women, infants, & toddlers only.

 

*Coats and outerwear will also be accepted at the Holiday Drive Social, however, guests must also donate 1 new unwrapped toy.

 

PARTICIPATING CHARITIES

CATHOLIC CHARITIES LOGO

CATHOLIC CHARITIES/JADONAL E. FORD CENTER FOR ADOLESCENT AND PARENTING PROGRAMS PROVIDES HOME VISITING AND GROUP SERVICES TO CHICAGO AREA YOUNG PARENTS. PARENT COACHES PROVIDE HOME VISITOR AND GROUP SERVICES FOCUSING ON CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND PARENTING SKILLS TO HELP TEEN PARENTS CREATE SAFE, STIMULATING HOME ENVIRONMENTS.  LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CATHOLIC CHARITIES JADONAL E. FORD CENTER HERE.

 
 
 
 
 
Lolita Lebron Family Learning Center
 
 
LOLITA LEBRON FAMILY LEARNING CENTER (FLC) IS A PROGRAM OF DR. PEDRO ALBIZU CAMPOS PUERTO RICAN HIGH SCHOOL THAT SUPPORTS YOUNG PARENTS IN THEIR ENDEAVORS AS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND MOTIVATIONS OF PARENTING. THE FLC PROVIDES PARENTING SUPPORT GROUPS, CURRICULUM IN THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF PARENTING, AND A CONTINUUM OF CHILDCARE SERVICES FOR STUDENTS. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FLC HERE.
 
 
 
 
 
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LA CASA NORTE SERVES YOUTH AND HOMELESS FAMILIES BY PROVIDING ACCESS TO STABLE HOUSING AND DELIVERING COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES THAT ACT AS A CATALYST TO TRANSFORM LIVES AND COMMUNITIES. LEARN MORE ABOUT LA CASA NORTE HERE.

 

AFAM HOLIDAY DRIVE PARTNERS

 

     

 
 
BANK FINANCIAL HAS BEEN A THRIVING FINANCIAL INSTITUTION FOR MORE THAN 75 YEARS, OPERATES MORE THAN 20 LOCATIONS, AND HAS ASSETS OF OVER $1.4 BILLION. BANK FINANCIAL IS WELL KNOWN FOR THEIR EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE. ADVOCATES FOR ADOLESCENT MOTHERS IS ESPECIALLY GRATEFUL TO TIFFANY BAKER AT THE CALUMET PARK LOCATION. 
 
 

 
 

AFAM HOLIDAY DRIVE SPONSORS

 
 

DJ MH2DA IS A PREMIERE DJ WHO KNOWS HOW TO TAKE YOU TO THE NEXT LEVEL THROUGH MUSIC. HE HAS SPUN AT SOME OF THE HOTTEST CHICAGO SPOTS INCLUDING EXCALIBUR, RIFF, DOLPHIN, HEARTS, AND THE VELVET LOUNGE. HE IS THE OFFICIAL DJ OF URBAN GRIND TV, AN AWARD WINNING MUSIC TELEVISION PROGRAM KNOWN FOR LAUNCHING THE CAREERS OF SOME OF CHICAGO’S MOST NOTABLE ARTISTS. ADVOCATES FOR ADOLESCENT MOTHERS IS ESPECIALLY GRATEFUL FOR DJ MH2DA’S SERVICE FOR THE PAST 5 YEARS.

 
 

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THE UPS STORE HAS MORE THAN 4,300 INDEPENDENTLY OWNED LOCATIONS, PROVIDING CONVENIENT AND VALUE ADDED BUSINESS SERVICES TO THE SMALL-OFFICE/HOME-OFFICE (SOHO) MARKET, CORPORATE “ROAD WARRIORS”, AND CONSUMERS. PRODUCTS & SERVICES INCLUDE PROFESSIONAL PRINTING, MAILBOX SERVICES, PACKING & SHIPPING, FREIGHT, AND LUGGAGE LOGISTICS. ADVOCATES FOR ADOLESCENT MOTHERS IS ESPECIALLY GRATEFUL TO PAUL BARRY AT 47 W. POLK IN CHICAGO.

 
 

CHICAGO ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS LOGO

THE CHICAGO ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, THE “VOICE FOR REAL ESTATE” IN CHICAGO SINCE 1883, REPRESENTS 11,500 MEMBERS FROM ALL REAL ESTATE SPECIALTIES INCLUDING COMMERCIAL SALES, DEVELOPMENT, PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, APPRAISAL, AUCTIONS, AND RESIDENTIAL SALES. THE CHICAGO ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® ADVOCATES FOR REALTORS® AND THEIR CLIENTS, AND PROVIDES SERVICES TO HELP MEMBERS PROSPER. WE ARE ESPECIALLY GRATEFUL TO GINGER DOWNS AND JAY TURNER.

 

SCIENTIFIC GAMES LOGO

SCIENTIFIC GAMES IS A LEADING INNOVATOR IN THE GLOBAL LOTTERY AND REGULATED GAMING INDUSTRIES. BEGINNING WITH THE BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY THAT LAUNCHED THE WORLD’S VERY FIRST SECURE INSTANT LOTTERY GAME IN 1974, THE COMPANY HAS CONTINUED TO ADVANCE THE GAMES, TECHNOLOGY, PROGRAMS, MARKETING RESEARCH AND SECURITY THAT HAVE BEEN A DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE SUCCESS OF MORE THAN 300 CUSTOMERS ON SIX CONTINENTS OVER THE LAST 40 YEARS. WE ARE ESPECIALLY GRATEFUL TO MOLLIE COLE, COLE RUSH, AND ALLISON BISHOP.

 
 

BUBBLES ACADEMY LOGO

BUBBLES ACADEMY IS A CHILD ENRICHMENT AND ACTIVITY CENTER LOCATED IN CHICAGO’S LINCOLN PARK. A ONE-OF-A-KIND SOCIAL HAVEN FOR PARENTS, BUBBLES ACADEMY OFFERS ACCESS TO A COMPASSIONATE TEAM OF TEACHING ARTISTS; A BRIGHT COMMUNITY OF FAMILIES TO FORM LIFELONG FRIENDSHIPS WITH, AND OVERALL PIECE OF MIND THAT THE EXPERIENCES ENJOYED WITH BUBBLES ACADEMY INVALUABLY CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR CHILD’S GROWTH, HAPPINESS AND CONFIDENCE. WE ARE ESPECIALLY GRATEFUL TO NATALIE MONTERASTELLI.

 
 
 

 PARAMOUNT STAFFING LOGO

PARAMOUNT STAFFING HAS A STRONG REPUTATION PROVIDING INDUSTRIAL STAFFING SERVICES FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF BUSINESSES. PARAMOUNT STAFFING’S SUCCESS IS ATTRIBUTED TO THE ABILITY TO INCORPORATE TOP PERFORMANCE TEAMS AT PARAMOUNT’S OFFICE LOCATIONS WITH A FOCUS ON THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR OF THE MARKET. ADVOCATES FOR ADOLESCENT MOTHERS IS ESPECIALLY GRATEFUL TO MATT AND TINA SCHUBERT AND TONY CULPEPPER.

 

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Advocates for Adolescent Mothers is a top-rated nonprofit committed to empowering young parents by providing them with the tools, resources, and support needed to break the cycle of poverty, establish prosperity, and prevent child abuse.

 
 

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