All-Volunteer Organization Receives Largest Donation to Date

All-Volunteer Organization Receives Largest Donation to Date

Woodfield Area Children’s Organization Receives Largest Ever Donation

September 15 was a landmark day for the Woodfield Area Children’s Organization. WACO received its largest single donation in its 38-year history. Identiti Resources presented a check for more than $30K after holding its annual Larry Sicher Golf Outing in memory of the company’s founder.

WACO, an all-volunteer organization, will use the gift to fund its various programs including the annual Christmas Shopping Tours where the organization takes around 500 disadvantaged preschoolers shopping for themselves and their families, and Learning Beyond the Classroom where the group funds field trips for poverty-level children in order to give them educational opportunities they might not otherwise have.

“We were thrilled to be able to raise this much money for such a worthwhile cause,” said Identiti Gives Committee chairperson Lisa Weiss. “The committee put in a lot of time and effort, but the result was so worth it,” added Fawne Sparks, co-chair.

“WACO cannot thank Identiti Resources and its Identiti Gives Committee enough. We started three new initiatives this year and had no idea how we were going to fund them,” said WACO President, Geri McCall-Barrath. “This donation is going to make a huge difference in the lives of hundreds of suburban children we try to help. Now that we have the money, we need to find the volunteers to help us implement the programs. But that’s a great problem to have,” she added.

For information on how you can get involved visit WACO’s website at or call McCall-Barrath at (630) 999-1270.

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