May Newsletter
National Foster Care Month 
May is National Foster Care Month, a month set aside to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes. Click here to learn more about spreading the word!
Become A Foster Parent 
The children need you now more than ever. You can help a child in need by opening your home and heart. Become a foster parent with Child Link to give our children new opportunities! Call 312-377-4735 to learn more.
Cinco De Mayo
Cinco De Mayo is around the corner! Teach the children all about why this holiday celebrates the victory of the Mexican forces during the battle on May 5th, 1862.   

Also celebrate with great crafts & games! Click here to see all the crafts the kids can enjoy creating! 
Mother's Day 
Mother's Day is May 14th, a day to recognize all mothers and thank them for everything they have done for us! 

Say Happy Mother's Day to your mom or mom-like role model in your life with these last minute, heart-felt gifts!  Here are some crafts the kids can make!  
Memorial Day
Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer! Take advantage of the long weekend with your family in Chicago. Here are some ideas for the weekend:

- Memorial Day Parade - May 27th starting S. State Street From Lake St. to     Van Buren St.
- Attractions at Navy Pier
- Museum Exhibits
- Go to the Beach (they open Memorial Day weekend!) 
- Take a bike ride throughout Chicago
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