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Upcoming Events

Men Who Cook 2016

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Save the date for the 8th Annual Men Who Cook Fundraiser!

“Men Who Cook” is a casual event featuring local men who prepare and offer up for judging bite-sized samples of their favorite dishes. Proceeds will benefit the Will County Children's Advocacy Center.

The fundraiser will be held on April 2, 2016 at the Pipefitters Local #597 Training Center in Mokena.

www.menwhocook.info

 

Past Events

Men Who Cook 2015

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Save the date for the 7th Annual Men Who Cook Fundraiser!

“Men Who Cook” is a casual event featuring local men who prepare and offer up for judging bite-sized samples of their favorite dishes. Proceeds will benefit the Will County Children's Advocacy Center.

The fundraiser will be held on March 21, 2015 at the Pipefitters Local #597 Training Center in Mokena.

www.menwhocook.info

Joliet Exchange Club Spaghetti Lunch and Dinner

Monday, October 29th, 2012
250 Southeast Frontage Road, Joliet

The CAC once again held a successful bake sale at the Joliet Exchange Club's Spaghetti Lunch & Dinner. All proceeds from the event went to support the Children's Advocacy Center.

 

Witches' Night Out

Thursday, October 25th, 2012
Renaissance Center in Joliet, 214 N. Ottawa St.

The Will County Children's Advocacy Center was selected as one of three United Way of Will County Agencies to be the recipient of proceeds from the Annual "Witches Night Out" Fundraiser on Thursday, October 25th.

"Witches Night Out" is a fun event that raises money for women and children in need. The event is filled with people dressed in witch costumes, a shopping bazaar, a buffet, music, a professional photographer, and more. Check out their website at: www.witchesnightout.com

 

Heroes Helps

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Heroes West Sports Grill annually hosts "Heroes Helps" to benefit the
Will County Children's Advocacy Center. 10% of the sales on that day
are donated to support the work of the Center. Thanks for joining us!


Click on the flyer for more details!

 

Truth Golf Outing

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Truth Restaurant in Joliet selected the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center as beneficiary of the proceeds from their 6th Annual Golf Outing on Sunday, August 19, 2012, at Inwood Golf Course.  Each year Truth’s owners, Kate & Doug Mohundro, donate proceeds from their annual golf outing to a local charity

Cost was $115 per golfer, which included green fees, lunch, goodie bag, beer on course and dinner at Truth after the round.

Naperville Exchange Club's Ribfest 2012

Will County Children's Advocacy Center volunteers spent a great evening working at the Naperville Exchange Club's Ribfest this July. All proceeds from Ribfest go to support the Naperville Exchange Club's mission to eliminate all forms of child abuse and domestic violence. For the past 5 years, the Will County Children's Advocacy Center has received funding. Thank you to all the volunteers who contribute their time to work at this event and thank you to the Naperville Exchange for your support.

 

Men Who Cook 2012

“Men Who Cook” is a casual event featuring local men who prepare and offer up for judging bite-sized samples of their favorite dishes. Proceeds benefit the Will County Children's Advocacy Center.

The fundraiser was held on March 24, 2012, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Pipefitters Local #597 Training Center in Mokena.

 

Crest Hill Police Association
2nd Annual Golf Outing

Thanks and congratulations to the Crest Hill Police Association for a very successful Golf Outing. The generous contribution to the Will County Children's Advocacy Center is greatly appreciated!

 

Men Who Cook 2011

"Men Who Cook" has turned out to be the most fun and exciting fundraiser in Will County.
Last year’s competition was so well attended that we had to find a larger venue to accommodate all the guests and cooks. Thanks to everyone who made our Third Annual "Men Who Cook" event such a success!

Thank you to all of our Sponsors!

Winners:

  • APPETIZERS:
  • 1st Place: Duffy Blackburn - Bacon Wrapped Roasted Dates
  • 2nd Place: Tom Grotovsky - Tequila Lime Shrimp
  • 3rd Place: John Dieter - Smoked Philly Cheesesteak Fattie
  • SIDE DISHES:
  • 1st Place: Kurt Johnson - Chilled Banana Soup
  • 2nd Place: Tom Slazyk - Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
  • 3rd Place: Gene Sullivan - Surprise Salad
  • ENTREES:
  • 1st Place: Tim Reilly - Pot Roast and Corned Beef
  • 2nd Place: Chuck Pelkie - Chinese Three Pepper Beef
  • (TIE) Marty Shanahan & Mark Lichtenwalter - Pork
  • 3rd Place: Pat Magee & Martin Swart - Pulled Pork Sandwich
  • DESSERTS:
  • 1st Place: Jesse Hammond - Kentucky Derby Pie
  • 2nd Place: Larry Walsh - Cookies, Caramels and Candies
  • 3rd Place: Terry Germany - Oreo Ice Cream Cake
  • MOST CREATIVE DISPLAY:
  • 1st Place: Kurt Johnson
  • 2nd Place: Marty Shanahan & Mark Lichtenwalter
  • 3rd Place: Ron Pullman

 

Heroes Helps

Heroes West Sports Grill annually hosts "Heroes Helps" to benefit the
Will County Children's Advocacy Center. 10% of the sales on that day
are donated to support the work of the Center. Thank you to everyone who supported this event!

 

Crest Hill Police Association Golf Outing 2010

Congratulations to the Crest Hill Police Association on a successful Golf Outing. Your generous contribution to the Will County Children's Advocacy Center is greatly appreciated.

 

Men Who Cook 2010

Thank you Will County! Because of you, our 2nd Annual “Men Who Cook” event was a huge success. It was truly an extraordinary evening with good company, good friends, lots of laughter, and of course, great food.

Winners:

PEOPLE'S CHOICE

  • Appetizer/Salad: Brian Parker, Goose Bits
  • Side Dish: David Harris, Jambalaya
  • Entree: Lindsey Heavener, Bacon Wrapped Pheasant
  • Dessert: Terry Germany, Cherry Cheesecake

PROFESSIONAL CHEF'S CHOICE

  • Appetizer/Salad: Mike Shay, BBQ Pork
  • Side Dish: Duffy Blackburn, Field Green Salad
  • Entree: Lindsey Heavener, Bacon Wrapped Pheasant
  • Dessert: Jesse Hammond, Red Velvet Cupcakes

Francesca's Frankfort Eat & Earn 

Because of you, our “Eat & Earn” event at Francesca's Fortunato Restaurant in Frankfort was a  success. It was
truly a wonderful day (lunch & dinner) with good company, good friends, lots of laughter, and of course, great food.  

We would, of course, like to express our sincere thanks to
the staff at Francesca's for their generosity!

 

Men Who Cook 2009

Thank you Will County! Because of you, our 1st Annual “Men Who Cook” event was a huge success.  It was truly an extraordinary evening with good company, good friends, lots of laughter, and of course, great food.  

Winners: 

  • Appetizer/Salad: Mike Zobel, Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Entree: Nick Ragusa, Beef & Wild Mushroom w/Crostini 
  • Side Dish: Alan LaVeille, Au Gratin Potatoes 
  • Dessert: Jack Payton, Bayou Bourbon Cheesecake w/Praline Sauce 

Champions for Children Walk 2008

Forty-five people participated in a 10-mile walk through Joliet on a windy but sunny Sunday (May 18) to raise awareness and funding for the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center. Participants kicked off the walk in front of the Will County Courthouse at about 9:30 a.m. Sunday and hiked 10 miles across Joliet’s East Side. The Will County walk was one leg of a four-day statewide awareness and fundraising event sponsored by the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Illinois.

 

10th Anniversary, 2005

On September 13, 2005, the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center celebrated its 10 Year Anniversary with a celebration fundraiser at the Rialto Square Theatre in downtown Joliet. Over 150 people attended the event which featured Lisa Madigan, Illinois Attorney General, as the keynote speaker. The Center raised $18,000 in donations.  

 

We thank all our contributors and supporters who enable us to continue to provide critical services to child abuse victims in our community.


In 2012, the Will County Children's Advocacy Center launched the Paws 4 Kids program that offers furry friendship and canine comfort to children who have suffered the trauma of sexual abuse.

Learn more about Paws 4 Kids!

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Learn more and apply here.

 

 

 

Hotline

If you suspect a child is being abused please call the State of Illinois Hotline:

1-800-25-ABUSE
(1-800-252-2873)

Or call your local law enforcement.