Illinois Kids’ Chance is the state chapter of a national organization that awards college scholarships to kids whose parents have either been killed or seriously injured in work-related accidents.

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  • The Illinois Game Time Seminar Workshops

    On April 8, 2016, friends of Kids’ Chance Inc. of Illinois raised close to $600 for our Illinois scholarship fund! The Illinois Game Time Seminar Workshops held a raffle with the proceeds designated for Kids’ Chance.  Our very own Toni Herwaldt won the raffle and rather than keeping the money, donated her prize without hesitation.  Thank […]

  • NCCI Presents Kids’ Chance Donations at State Advisory Forums

    NCCI has been presenting donations to Kids’ Chance state organizations across the country. NCCI is proud to be a Kids’ Chance of America partner as well as to support the state organizations individually. Illinois State Advisory Forum Featured in this picture are Terri Robinson, NCCI’s State Relations Executive for IL and Kevin Deuschle and Sean […]

  • Sedgwick’s Team Celebrates with Kids’ Chance

    On August 20, 2015, Kids’ Chance representatives James Hardy and Sue Baxter-Pflederer, were privileged to participate in recognizing Lina Loncar, who identified an eligible family and Kadidja Lewis, who assisted the widow with the application process for the scholarship. “Our hope is that other companies will be able to identify similar families who can participate in this great program […]


The first Kids’ Chance chapter was started in Georgia in 1988. Since then, thirty-three states and 3 affiliates have organized Kids’ Chance programs and have collectively awarded over 5,479 educational scholarships and distributed over $14 million in scholarship funds to workers’ families.

Who can Illinois Kids’ Chance help?

  • The 18-year old Illinois girl who dreamed of becoming a nurse, legal assistant or cosmetologist, who cannot now attend a vocational/technical school to learn a trade.
  • The Illinois high school graduate who wanted to be the first in the family to obtain a college degree and now finds the college doors closed.
  • The Illinois college student who began the goal to obtain a college degree but now has no funds to complete the journey.