Holiday Gift Wrapping

December 2017

All the wonderful donations we receive each year for the Journey through the Holiday Drive need to be wrapped before IOLS can distribute to the foster care children.  IOLS hosts a volunteer based gift wrapping event, where we invite people to help us spread the holiday cheer.  Melt Pilates & Hot Yoga of Algonquin, donated their space to us so that we can host our event there.  It was perfect for our volunteers when Melt offered to host a yoga/gift wrapping event.  The volunteers enjoyed hot yoga, snacks, and then got to wrapping.  It was a memorable time!

No more SECRET!

We are proud to announce we are now known as Its Our Little Story

C.A.P Month April 2018

Child Abuse Prevention Month is annually observed in the United States dedicated to raising awareness & preventing child abuse.
The Elgin Police Department hosted their Pinwheel Palooza to jumpstart C.A.P. month and they invited IOLS to be part of it.  We enjoyed hanging out with families and the Elgin policed officers.  Everyone was invited to place a Pinwheel in the garden to promote awareness & prevention of child abuse.

Journey though the Holidays

Since 2012, IOLS has hosted a Holiday Toy Drive for local foster care children in the McHenry, Cook, DuPage, & Kane Counties.  Since then, business partnerships & private donors all over the surrounding areas have assisted IOLS in achieving three wishes for each child they work with.  IOLS also collaborates with several Department of Child & Family Services (DCFS) to host a holiday party for the local foster care families.