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Fostering a love of reading from the start.

Last Day, give any amount and help us WIN the $2000 in bonus books for our patients.

We are no longer accepting donations on this campaign, but there are other ways for you to support us today!

$5,450 towards $5,000

Join Team Friend Health in supporting real change. Share our link and help us put more books in the hands and homes of children and families across Illinois.

Donate any amount today and help us WIN $2000 in bonus books for the team with the most individual donors!

Our clinic's story:

Friend Health serves families on the south side of Chicago – Hyde Park, Woodlawn, Back of the Yards, Englewood and others. Our clinic's neighborhoods are from 4700 south to 5800 south – the most underserved neighborhoods in the Chicago region.

Our pediatric population is primarily covered by Illinois Medicaid insurance and identify as African-American and Latinx, as well as white and Asian-American. ROR is critical to our clinic – many of our parents are single and struggle to find the time and resources to build at home libraries. This program is instrumental in increasing our patients exposure to books and words.

Research has repeatedly shown the impact of that early exposure and engagement with language on the youngest of our vulnerable children. By helping them build a home library and having frequent discussions with the parent about how they can impact their child’s future, we are performing the best of preventive medicine.

Thank you for your support!