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The Woodfield Area Children’s Organization W.A.C.O.

 

The Patrick Automotive group is proud to be a sponsor of The Woodfield Area Children's Organization (W.A.C.O.) 

W.A.C.O. is a non-profit charity that provides assistance to needy children through various financial support initiatives, as well as through our volunteers. W.A.C.O. is a 100% volunteer organization, with no paid positions. A full 97% of all of all proceeds go to helping children in need.

Through a partnership between concerned individuals, a number of suburban businesses and corporations, and numerous municipalities, W.A.C.O. serves several community-action agencies including:

Partnerships:
• The Children's Advocacy Center of North & NW Cook County (care for abused children)
• CAFE (Children and Family Education)
• Children's Home + Aid + Family Center (subsidized daycare for 110 children)
• ECDEC (Early Childhood Development Enrichment Center)
• FIND PI (Family Involvement Nurturing Development & Prevention Initiative)
• Two Rivers Head Start - Elgin
• U.S. Marine Corps Reserves "Toys for Tots"

As part of their assistance program, W.A.C.O. collects and delivers a wide variety of items to the above groups including:
• Food
• Clothing
• Books
• School Supplies
• Furniture
• Bedding
• Toys
• Games
• Appliances

W.A.C.O.'s mission is fulfilled primarily through these events:
• End of Winter Coat Drive
• Partner Bowling
• Read to Succeed Children's Book Drive
• Summer Reading Program
• Partner Softball
• Soap, Shampoo & School Supplies Drive

• Coats for Kids Program
• Thanksgiving Food Drive
• Christmas Shopping Tours
• Toys for Tots Toy Collection
• Bill Kelly Scholarship
• John Bestman Scholarship
• Michael O'Malley Scholarship

For more information please visit: http://www.waco4kids.org/