Media Mentions

For all media inquiries, please contact Alex Gallegos, Director of Strategic Communication, at or by phone at 773-960-1484.

6/13/2024 Chicago Sun-Times Rain, heat don’t deter volunteers building Englewood playground
5/10/2024 WGLT ‘They help me so much’: Project Oz is dedicated to ending youth homelessness
5/6/2024 Crain’s Chicago Business Commentary: A system that blames parents when poverty is the real problem
4/29/2024 WSIL TV Poshard Foundation grants go to help abused and neglected children in southern Illinois
4/27/2024 The Pantagraph Brightpoint Color Run targets child abuse prevention while honoring memory of slain brothers
4/11/2024 News Channel 20 Childcare providers discuss the need for diapers
4/11/2024 Fox Illinois Childcare providers discuss the need for diapers
4/11/2024 State Journal-Register (Springfield)/Yahoo Higher diaper prices are impacting Illinois families. The state is responding.
4/11/2024 State Journal Register Higher diaper prices are impacting Illinois families. How is the state responding?
4/10/2024 Rock River Current Winnebago County Mental Health Board announces funding for 41 programs
4/10/2024 25 News Now Illinois proposes financial relief for parents with young children through diaper relief bill
4/02/2024 WAND TV Illinois bill could help child care providers buy supplemental diapers for low-income families
3/17/2024 The Pantagraph Women’s History Month: 6 women helping other women in McLean County
3/16/2024 The Pantagraph Sharin’ of the Green Parade brings smiles, does good in uptown Normal
3/16/2024 WMBD Annual Sharin’ the Green Parade returns to Normal
3/5/2024 Chicago Tribune Migrants report shelter staff limits hygiene products and say they fear retaliation for speaking out
3/4/2024 Forbes Playing The Long Game: How To Find The Right Partner For Your Nonprofit
1/29/2024 Illinois State University Dr. Kyle Miller works to make Bloomington-Normal Father-Friendly
1/18/2024 Philanthropy News Digest It Starts With Listening: Why The Cookie-Cutter Social Service Approach Misses The Mark
1/18/2024 Forbes It Starts With Listening: Why The Cookie-Cutter Social Service Approach Misses The Mark
01/06/2024 News Gazette Increasing the ‘bottom line’: United Way distributed over 146,000 diapers in 2023
12/26/2023 Madison County Courthouse creates forever families for 24 foster children Madison County Courthouse creates forever families for 24 foster children
12/23/2023 Advantage News Two dozen children find forever homes
12/22/2023 Today in Parenting Madison County Courthouse Creates Forever Families for 25 Children During Adoption Day Celebration
12/20/2023 Forbes Council Post: 18 Creative Ways Nonprofits Can Thank Volunteers During The Holiday Season
12/19/2023 Forbes Council Post: 20 Nonprofit Experts Share Trends To Watch In 2024
12/15/2023 Shaw Local A Date with Dignity event set for Saturday in DeKalb
12/11/2023 WGLT Bloomington-Normal agencies overcome obstacles between homelessness and mental health services
12/08/2023 The Pantagraph How to share Christmas gifts with Bloomington-Normal residents in need
12/05/2023 Forbes

Breaking The Scarcity Mindset In The Nonprofit Sector

11/18/2023 WIFR Local families celebrate National Adoption Day
11/18/2023 WREX Local circuit court finalizes more than a dozen adoptions for National Adoption Day
11/18/2023 The Southern National Adoption Day gives children homes with families to call their own
11/11/2023 The Pantagraph Connect Transit to collect donations for 21st annual Stuff-the-Bus
11/10/2023 Central Illinois Proud Bloomington announces annual Stuff the Bus event
11/09/2023 WGN Radio The 2024 Chicago Titan 100
11/08/2023 Advantage

United Way’s Community Christmas is underway

11/4/2023 The Pantagraph Sewa Diwali drive spreads food, joy and family in Bloomington-Normal
11/3/2023 Daily Herald

Nicor Gas awards $100,000 in grants to support basic needs, energy assistance across its service territory

10/25/2023 KMOV4 (East St. Louis)

Pritzker proposes merging three state agencies to address IL Childcare woes

10/25/2023 KFVS12

Pritzker proposes merging three state agencies to address IL Childcare woes

10/20/2023 The Pantagraph

Brightpoint awarded grant from Illinois Board of Education

10/23/2023  Crain’s Chicago Business

Commentary: In-school mental services are desperately needed by Mike Shaver

9/25/2023 Crain’s Chicago Business

People on the Move – Mario Perez

9/15/2023 Politico

DeSantis pokes at Illinois — again

8/27/2023 101.9fm The MIX – WTMX Chicago

Brightpoint – 101.9fm The MIX – WTMX Chicago 

8/14/2023 Chalkbeat Chicago

Get free school supplies, food, and more at these 42 back-to-school events in Chicago

8/14/2023 WBEZ Children’s Home & Aid is now Brightpoint
8/14/2023 Erikson Institute New Cohort Selected for Erikson’s Barbara Bowman Leadership Fellows Program | Erikson Institute 
8/12/2023 CBS 2 Chicago One Summer Chicago hosting mural unveiling, back-to-school bash on South Side – CBS Chicago (
8/12/2023 ABC 7 Chicago Mural Unveiling and Back to School Giveaway
8/11/2023 Block Club Chicago Get Free School Supplies, Food And More At These 42 Back-To-School Events In Chicago (
8/10/2023 Lawndale News Chicago Hispanic Newspaper, Lawndale News, Hispanic Bilingual Newspapers, Su Noticiero Bilingue » Brightpoint, One Summer Chicago Unveil New Mural and Host Back to School Block Party
8/7/2023 Lawndale News Chicago Hispanic Newspaper, Lawndale News, Hispanic Bilingual Newspapers, Su Noticiero Bilingue » Brightpoint y One Summer Chicago Presenta Nuevo Mural y Organiza Fiesta de Cuadra de Vuelta a la Escuela 
8/4/2023 El Dia Newspaper Chicago Durbin visita el Centro Head Start/Durbin visits Head Start Center – EL Dia Newspaper Chicago 
6/19/2023 The Telegraph Guest Column: Invest in families and end foster care
6/12/2023 Jacksonville Journal-Courier Commentary: Investing in families can end foster care system as we know it — Michael J. Shaver
6/7/2023 CBS News Two Illinois non-profits get $13 million in Head Start grants
5/31/2023 Foreign Affairs Duckworth, Durbin Announce $34 Millions for Variety of Illinois Health Care Programs and Initiatives
5/26/2023 The Champaign News-Gazette 7 honored by Family Service’s Self Help Center
5/26/2023 WGLT Children’s Home & Aid rebrands itself as Brightpoint, pivots to family support, equity focus 
5/3/2023 The Pantagraph Children’s Home & Aid presents awards, announces name change
4/18/2023 Resident Discusses Child Abuse Prevention With Arlington Heights Board
4/12/2023 Yahoo! News Child Abuse Prevention Coalition raises awareness
4/12/2023 Morning News – FinancialContent 2023 Blue Bow National Child Abuse Prevention Month Ceremony
4/11/2023 Poteau Daily News – Financial Content The 2023 Blue Bow National Child Abuse Prevention Month Event
3/28/2023 Record Patriot Collinsville advances preschool inclusion via community efforts
3/22/2023 River Bender Early Learning Builds Strong Families with Thriving Children
3/19/2023 Blogs The Champaign County Home Visiting Consortium
3/9/2023 Better How To Help: 10 Organizations Providing Critical Support to Children, Youth and Families in Need Around Chicago
3/8/2023 The Pantagraph Sharin’ of the Green Parade set for Saturday in Normal
3/7/2023 The Pantagraph Pantagraph reporter tuning up bagpipes for St. Patrick’s Day festivities
2/9/2023 Morning Sentinel Some look to address ‘diaper need’ in Illinois with subsidies 
2/8/2023 WAND-TV Illinois lawmakers propose diaper stipend for low-income families
2/7/2023 WRSP-TV Lawmakers look to pass bill for a diaper allowance
2/4/2023 WRSP-TV Lawmakers push for a child tax credit
2/3/2023 The Pantagraph McLean County Chamber presents Business Excellence Awards
1/18/2023 WFXP-TV David Hoffmann, Founder and Chairman of the Hoffmann Family of Companies, to Receive 2023 Horatio Alger Award
12/22/2022 Advantage News Community Christmas raises $56,000
12/15/2022 River Bender United Way’s Community Christmas Raises Thousands Of Dollars To Help People During The Holidays
11/29/2022 The Pantagraph Stuff the Bus event marks 20th year in McLean County
11/28/2022 Vidette Online Stuff the Bus returns with goals to aid children, families in need
11/26/2022 The Pantagraph Video: Stuff the bus event for Children’s Home & Aid and Crisis Nursery’s pantry
11/17/2022 St. Louis American WWT, United Way get a read on regional service project
11/16/2022 The Alton Telegraph Community Christmas now collecting items
11/15/2022 River Bender Community Christmas Program Now Collecting Items For Riverbend Community
11/14/2022 WREX-TV Boone County Community Foundation distributes over $80k in grants to 23 recipients
10/31/2022 The Pantagraph 20th annual Stuff-the-Bus event starts Nov. 28
10/24/2022 Crain’s Chicago Business Violence-intervention efforts aim to disrupt culture of retaliation
10/11/2022 The Center for American Progress Centering Youth in Community Violence Interventions as Part of a Comprehensive Approach to Countering Gun Violence
9/30/2022 Elgin Courier-News Demand for baby diapers by people in need outpacing supply available at Elgin-area nonprofits, officials say
9/29/2022 News Channel 20 $15 million to support Illinois violence prevention
9/24/2022 Elgin Courier-News Elgin News Digest: South Elgin Pumpkin Patch Fest being held Oct. 1; coat drive this week to benefit several nonprofit agencies; Hanover Township accepting applications for holiday help
9/13/2022  Evanston RoundTable District 65 hopefuls prioritize race, safety issues
9/6/2022 WREX Rockford University launches new degree program to fill case worker shortage
8/10/2022 B104 WBWN FM Volleypalooza: Sand Volleyball Tournament
7/25/2022 Illinois Wesleyan University Students Gain Experience, Camaraderie Through Summer Enrichment Program
7/12/2022 Cision PR Newswire TCS Education System Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
7/3/2022 The Pantagraph Who was there? Children’s Home & Aid Thrive Breakfast 2022
6/24/2022 The Crusader Think Outside Da Block Presents Roll N Peace 9: Getcha Mind Right Edition
6/16/2022 The Pantagraph Juneteenth celebration returns to Miller Park on Saturday
6/13/2022 Belleville News Democrat Child care costs burden families in Belleville and St. Louis
6/11/2022 The Pantagraph Pride parade proceeds Saturday through Miller Park in Bloomington
5/27/2022 United States Attorney’s Office U.S. Attorney’s Office Provides Update on Federal Prosecutions and Ongoing Strategies To Combat Violent Crime in Chicago
5/6/2022 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Joyce Foundation Taps New Chief Strategy Officer; Exponent Philanthropy Picks Next CEO
5/5/2022 Crain’s Chicago Business Ken Griffin donates $2 million to anti-violence efforts on West Side
5/4/2022 23 WFIR Foster parents needed across Illinois
4/14/2022 Block Club Chicago TJ Maxx Opens Next Week In Avondale, Replacing Best Buy
4/13/2022 The Pantagraph Timber Pointe Outdoor Center facing staff shortage ahead of summer camp season
4/6/2022 What’s Up Newp Navyn Salem, who founded RI-based Edesia, will speak at Salve Regina University’s commencement
3/31/2022 Belleville News Democrat How to get help to pay for child care in Illinois
2/8/2022 Next City Choose to Change Connects Chicago Teens to Therapy, Mentors
2/1/2022 Wednesday Journal of Oak Park and River Forest ARPA funding requests cause trustee confusion
12/22/2021 The Pantagraph Watch now: 5 ways to give this holiday season in McLean County
12/10/2021 Crain’s Chicago Business 2022 Big Dates 
12/4/2021 The Pantagraph The environmental impact of disposable diapers
12/3/2021 ABC 7 Chicago ABC7 Connecting Communities
10/10/2021 Rockford Register Star Rockford’s Family Peace Center: ‘The work that happens here is magic’
9/8/2021 The maze of services, supports, and therapies for children with special needs can be challenging, but Champaign-Urbana has a multitude of options
8/12/2021 Jewish Chicago JUF Magazine Teens use their ‘Voices’ to help community grow
7/26/2021 Illinois State University Positivity and dedication to serve community earns volunteer a McLean County Full Tuition Scholarship
7/15/2021 Daily Herald Leaders & Legacies: Dan and Ada Rice, philanthropists, business people, thoroughbred racehorse breeders
5/10/2021 University of Nebraska – Lincoln University receives $1.5M ranchland for education, research, outreach
4/27/2021 WISU Public Radio More Than $100,000 Awarded To 30 Agencies By The Poshard Foundation
4/2/2021 Chicago Tribune Data Points: Illegal gun carrying in Chicago spiked in 2020 — and deadly violence followed
3/23/2021 Northern Public Radio Illinois Youth In Foster Care Face Significant Barriers To Education During COVID
3/15/2021 The Edwardsville Intelligencer Collinsville Schools receives 1 of 3 federal grants for inclusion work
3/1/2021 Miami’s Community News Celebrating Women’s History Month: The Impact of the Deering Women
12/2/2020 Indy Star Sharon Pierce, longtime advocate for Indiana children and families, announces retirement
11/14/2020 Rockford Register Star Program to keep Rockford middle schoolers on graduation path eyes expansion
6/26/2020 Chicago Office of the Mayor Mayor Lightfoot and Chicago Department of Family and Support Services Announce New Initiatives for Summer Youth Programming
3/19/2020 Youth Today Effects of Gun Violence Can Be Reduced in Youth, Chicago Program Shows
3/12/2020 Chicago Tribune Hurt instead of helped: Foster children victimized in out-of-state facilities where oversight is lacking
3/10/2020 Northwestern Now Northwestern Dance Marathon — sans the dancing — raises over $1 million
2/20/2020 Northwestern Now 46th annual Dance Marathon will benefit Children’s Home & Aid
12/13/2019 Crain’s Chicago Business 2020 Big Dates
11/16/2019 NBC News In a struggling Rust Belt city, residents fight to bring pre-K to child care deserts
10/16/2019 UChicago News What’s next for the University of Chicago Crime Lab?
9/4/2019 Chicago Tribune Column: Gracious. Proper. Proud to serve. Goodbye to Shirley Stratton, former first lady of Illinois
7/15/2019 The Edwardsville Intelligencer Former judge set to be appointed to ETSB
6/20/2019 Lawndale News Mayor Lightfoot, CPS Launch Groundbreaking Summer Program
1/22/2019 Illinois State University OEOA increases staff

Get Involved

Learn how you can support Brightpoint through individual or company engagement opportunities!

Ways to Help

Donate Today

Make your gift today to support programs and services that help children and families thrive!

Give Now