Choose Compassion: CFF Holiday 2022

Choose Compassion

Children First Fund: Holiday Giving 2022

CFF’s holiday giving opportunities provide CPS families with joyful memories and experiences while equipping CFF to help address urgent needs for CPS families and school communities.

Pick the giving opportunity that’s right for you

    1. Gifts for CPS Students:

      Bring joy and warmth to CPS school communities through our signature holiday gift program, CPS Santas. We are matching partners with PreK classrooms across Chicago to celebrate our youngest learners and raise awareness for early childhood education.

      IDEAL FOR: Companies, donation drives, employee giving campaigns, and more.

      Interested? Email

    2. CFF Compassion Fund:

      Donations to the Compassion Fund help meet needs of our most vulnerable families during times of crisis. This includes support for migrant/newcomer students as well as others in temporary living situations, and other urgent requests from CPS families and school communities. The Compassion Fund also supports the annual Legacy of Love luncheon for families of CPS students who’ve passed away during the previous year, aiming to bring healing, strength, and glimmers of joy during the holiday season

      IDEAL FOR: Individuals, larger organizational donations, and contributions of all sizes

    3. In-Kind Donation Opportunities:
      If you or your company/organization have winter clothing, cold weather gear, or related resources for potential in-kind contribution, please contact

We know that our families rely on CPS for more than an education. Your support allows our schools and principals to respond to heightened needs of their student body–fostering community, boosting morale, and helping students to learn and thrive.

Thanks to your generosity, we’re making the holidays memorable for students across our city.

Ways to Give

For more details and ways to get involved, check out our 2022 Holiday One-Pager.

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Ways to Give

Online to the Compassion Fund.

Check or Electronic Transfer – Email for simple instructions.

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