Illinois

If you have found us because you have experienced a loss, our hearts go out to you. We welcome you to reach out and join us as we honor babies gone too soon. If you would like to speak with someone or need financial assistance fill out our online application form and someone who can help will be in touch.

Who we serve

The need is great in the state of Illinois. There are no government funds available to support bereaved families who need to make final arrangements for their baby and ongoing support to rebuild their lives. With your support, we can support these families and make a difference in Illinois.

The Illinois Chapter has assisted many families with funeral services, hosted memorial gatherings remembering babies, and holds its annual Rock & Walk gathering the community and bereaved families to walk and raise funds together in honor of their baby to help future families.

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Help your Community

Anyone who is interested in supporting bereaved families in Illinois is welcome and encouraged to attend one of these upcoming events, or apply to become a VolunTEAR with this form.

Upcoming Events:

Day of Hope
August 19, 2018, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Minooka Community Building
Join us for decorating hope flags, a ceremony and light refreshments.

2018 Illinois Rock & Walk – Three Rivers
Sunday, September 09, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Lions Park
8875 McEvilly Rd, Minooka, IL
Gather your family members, friends, and co-workers to walk in memory of a child you wish to honor, or walk in support of families in our community.Each dollar raised goes to help bereaved families in your community after the loss of a child. Because of your fundraising efforts, the TEARS Foundation can continue to provide funeral assistance, emotional support, and other programs for these families.

Register Online Here

 

October Remembrance
October 13, 2018; 1:30 p.m.
Minooka Community Building
Join us for a candle ceremony for all the babies gone too soon. Plan on pumpkin decorating and light refreshments.

Holiday Gathering
December 1, 2018; 12:00 p.m.
Minooka Community Building
Join us in decorating Christmas ornaments. Cookies and light refreshments will be served.

 Volunteer Meeting

Minooka Community Building
121 McEvilly Rd., Minooka, IL

               We are having our monthly meeting but have opened it up for new volunteers.

Become a Sponsor

Stay in Touch

To stay up to date on events near you, and to find out how you can join the movement across Illinois, connect with us on Facebook, join our email list, or reach out to one of our Chapter Leaders! We will be happy to speak with you by phone call or text.

Like us on Facebook: Illinois Chapter of the TEARS Foundation



Illinois Chapter Leaders

Raquel Gorman (708) 415-5102
Dianna Umphress (815) 546-4133

illinoischapter@thetearsfoundation.org

Thank You, Sponsors!

Click here to learn how to become an Illinois Chapter Sponsor

Aspire – Center for Positive Change, Bronze Sponsor