Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)



Is my donation tax deductible?
We are a 501c3 organization by the IRS.  Your donation may be tax deductible.
Our tax identification # is 27-1091802. Please consult with your accountant or tax advisor.


I want to get volunteer! Where do I start?
Download our volunteer application, fill it out and email it to volunteer@itsourlittlestory.org


I was told I need to do a DCFS background check, where do I find the form?
Download the DCFS CANT background check form, fill it out and email to volunteer@itsourlittlestory.org


How do you raise funds?
Individual Donations
Fundraising Events
Corporate Sponsorship’s
Direct Mail
Radio PSAs


What areas do you serve children & adolescents?
Mainly McHenry, Kane, DuPage, & parts of Cook Counties in Illinois.
Our programs can be used in any county.


Where do I donate?
There are several ways you can donate. You can send a check or donate online.
Go to our “Ways to Help” tab to get started.


Can I be a sponsor for a fundraising event?
Absolutely. We are always seeking help from individual and corporate sponsors.
Email IOLS at donate@itsourlittlestory.org for sponsorship details


If I suspect abuse, where do I go or who do I contact?
To report suspected abuse in Illinois, call 1-800-25-ABUSE (1-800-252-2873).
If a child is in immediate danger, also call 911.