Organizations and Individuals/Families Helped by the IKF

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Helping local families with a loved one suffering from a critical injury or an illness (mental or physical).

IKF Mental Health Assistance Program
A branch of IKF that helps by assisting individuals who may not be in a place to afford mental health care (counseling, therapy sessions).

IKF Families in Need Program
A branch of IKF that donates food and/or funds to families with a loved one in a mental or physical crisis or in the event of the loss of a loved one.

Grace E. Pump Fund
A fundraising entity to help a precious young girl named Grace who suffers from a debilitating disease called Joubert Syndrome.

Payton Dru Parrotte Scholarship Fund
A scholarship founded in memory of an outstanding young man named Dru who was lost to suicide at a young age.

The Mitchell Family Fund, Spring Grove, IL
A local family had a serious illness in their family and our community pulled together to give funds to help them get through.

Several charitable/local organizations

Camp “I Am Me”

Spring Grove Fish Hatchery

Spring Grove Fire Department Steak Fry

Helping Hands (Spring Grove) Food Pantry

Richmond Food Pantry

Main Stay Therapeutic Farm

Spring Grove Horse Show Inc.

Blue Lotus Buddhist Temple, Woodstock, IL
We donated funds for maternity wards in Sri Lanka so they could afford incubators for sick/ premature infants.

Out of Darkness Walk, McHenry, IL
Suicide awareness and prevention fundraiser

Lungs for Lucas, Spring Grove, IL
A local young man is in need of a lung transplant because of cystic fibrosis. His family held a fundraiser and our community came together to support his transplant costs.

Run for Randy, Spring Grove, IL
A local young boy died from cancer and his family created a charity walk in honor of him. The money raised from his walk helps child cancer research as well as countless local organizations.

Cystic Fibrosis, McHenry, IL
A family friend’s son suffers from cystic fibrosis, so we contributed to his charity walk.

Helping Paws Animal Shelter
Isa was a hopeless animal lover and rescued many animals on her own since she was a young girl (including a stray puppy from the Domincan Republic!)

Jake Vinyard Memorial Foundation
An organization created to honor the memory of an exceptional young man named Jake who was lost to suicide.

TLS Veterans / New Horizons
An organization specializing in the well being of our men and women who served our country. They offer food, housing, mental/physical health support and employment counseling/assistance to veterans and their families in the McHenry County area.

Home of the Sparrow
An organization created to help homeless women and children to a safe place and eventually become financially stable and self-sufficient.

Catholic Charities LOSS Program
LOSS is a program designed to help the survivors of suicide cope with a devastating loss of a loved one.
Sponsored the Blossoms of Hope Brunch for Catholic Charities LoSS Program.

Catholic Charities MASS Program
A support group for any adult man who has lost someone to suicide. With a compassionate facilitator and a knowledgeable clinician, this group is a constructive place to talk about the challenges and emotions faced after such a tragic loss.

Illinois Special Olympics
An organization created to celebrate people with disabilities competing in athletic events. Such a worthwhile cause that brings smiles and joy to everyone involved.

Spring Grove 4th of July Committee
An all volunteer based group of Spring Grove and Richmond Illinois residents dedicated to celebrating the birth of our nation and giving these towns the best event possible.

PADS of McHenry
Helping homeless men by providing shelter, food and camaraderie during the evening hours over the winter months. IKF donates food, supplies, and clothing when needed.

Wauconda Christmas Box Angel Program
A gorgeous angel statue erected in the Wauconda Cemetery in honor of all those individuals and families who have lost children. There is a yearly candlelight vigil held on December 6th at 7pm.

Kisses from Keegan and Friends (pediatric cancer support)
An organization created by a family who experienced the heart-wrenching journey through the cancer diagnosis, treatment and remission of their beautiful daughter, Keegan. Now they so selflessly and kindly help families going through the experience of pediatric cancer.

Local athletic organizations

NJ Elite Student Scholarship Fund
Financially helping students find mental and physical health through carefully guided workouts and healthy lifestyle changes from the amazing staff at NJ Elite.


Stateline Comets Football
We have been part of the stateline football organization for years and after the death of our daughter, many coaches stepped in and got us through those first grueling days. They were heroes and we will forever be grateful.

Stateline Comets Cheerleaders
Isa was a stateline cheerleader for only one year, however, it had quite the impact on her. This organization opened new doors for her and made her feel like part of something special.

Our local schools

Richmond-Burton Community High School
RBCHS Counseling Department
RBCHS Suicide Awareness Week
RBCHS Meals for the Holidays
RBCHS Operation RB
RBCHS Toys for Tots
RBCHS Post Prom
RBCHS Special Olympics
IKF Scholarship for Kindness

Nippersink Middle School - Creative Classroom Supplies
Donations for non-traditional school supplies in hopes of capturing students’ attention and facilitating a wonderful, unique learning environment.

Nippersink Middle School - Isa's INKredible Classroom
We donated 25 beanbags and clipboards for an outdoor classroom at the middle school she attended. Nippersink Middle School. Because Isa was always thinking outside the box…we thought kids could learn outside the classroom.

Nippersink Middle School Counseling Department
We bought the bean bag couch and matching chair for the counseling office at Nippersink Middle School. We thought it would be nice for the kids to have a fun, comfortable place to sit. The counseling team is doing a great job with the students and we wanted to support their efforts.

National Groups

Shriner’s Hospital
A network of 22 non-profit medical facilities across North America dedicated to helping children with various disabilities and illnesses regardless of the family’s ability to pay.

St. Jude’s Hospital
A non-profit pediatric treatment and research facility focused on children’s catastrophic diseases. No family ever pays for their child to be treated there.

Toys for Tots
A marine based organization created to collect brand new toys to be distributed to less fortunate children for the holidays each year.

Alzheimer’s Walk
Held annually in more that 600 communities nationwide, this walk is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

International Groups

Maestro Cares
This organization was started by Henry Cardenas and Marc Anthony to raise money to build a new amazing orphanage in La Romana, Dominican Republic. Isa visited the original orphanage in February 2011 and we think she would be thrilled to be a part of building a new one.

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