If you have a business that would like to sponsor one of our events, provide an in-kind donation of food, beverages, or gift certificates/merchandise/tickets for one of our raffles or auctions, or just help out, we’d love to hear from you! CAAEL is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and once a donation is made we will provide you with our tax ID number. 78% of every donation goes directly to programming, 12% to fundraising, and 10% to administrative costs.
Research shows that students who participate in athletic or activity programs achieve higher grade point averages, miss fewer days of school, and are more self-confident. Through wonderful organizations such as the IHSA, many Illinois students represent their schools in athletic and activity programs ranging from basketball to debate. The problem has always been……LIMITED ACCESS FOR HIGH-RISK YOUTH.
Each year, thousands of Illinois’ high-risk students – those excluded from the educational mainstream due to severe behavioral and emotional problems – are unable to participate in the positive, life-enhancing experiences that IHSA has to offer. With your support, we plan to expand to even more schools and increase the number of boys and girls we serve….boys and girls who so desperately need access to our programs.