Rush-Copley Foundation Joins Consortium

Rush-Copley Foundation joins the Funders’ Consortium

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Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium is Sponsoring International Walk to School Day, October 9, 2013

 On October 9, 2013, the Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium will be sponsoring our Fourth International Walk to School Day in Kane County! Join us in walking to school on October *9th, and your PTO will be eligible to receive $250 through the Making Kane County Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium. Registration is now open.

McCarty Burlington Neighborhood Garden

McCarty Burlington Neighborhood Garden

The community garden is a collaborative effort between the City of Aurora, Family Focus Aurora, McCarty Burlington Neighborhood and Brady and Rollins elementary schools.  The City of Aurora received funding from the Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium to create the Aurora Community Garden Network.  The McCarty Burlington Neighborhood Community Garden is located at Claim and…read more

Elgin Harvest Market Offering Link Double Value

Starting on June 6, 2013, shoppers paying with Link/EBT cards are eligible for up to $20 in matching funds per week at the Downtown Elgin Harvest Market, thanks to a grant from BMO Harris. 

2013 Fit for Kids Community Showcase

Thanks to our sponsors; Fox Valley Credit Union and Kane County Cougars for sponsoring the 2013 Fit for Kids Community Showcase, March 14, highlighting the accomplishments of the Fit for Kids campaign.

To date the Funders’ Consortium has provided over $390,000 in awards to Kane County community organizations. At the event we will learn from these organizations and other community members, as we celebrate the successes of the campaign and look forward to future efforts. Together we can Make Kane County Fit for Kids.

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53 Kane County Schools Participate in Walk to School Day

53 Kane County Schools participated in Walk to School Day.  The Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium made $300 mini-grants available to participating school PTOs.  Each school planned their own event.  Here are some highlights: At Brady Elementary School, Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner walked to school with students. Kane County Board Chairman, Karen McConnaughay participated in…read more

3rd Annual International Walk to School Day, Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Making Kane County Fit for Kids Presents the 3rd Annual International Walk to School Day, Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012. All children are encouraged to walk and/or bike to school in participating schools within Kane County to promote healthy choices.

Refrigeration equipment installed for local food pantries

Refrigeration equipment for 3 local food pantries, Feeding Greater Elgin, Two Rivers Head Start, Aurora, and Interfaith Food Pantry in Elgin and at Allen Elementary School in Aurora has been installed.  This expands the capacity for the pantries to provide fresh produce and dairy to low income community members.  Allen School now offers “Super Snacks,”…read more

Workshop for businesses in the Aurora area on Worksite Wellness

The Healthy Living Council of Greater Aurora held “Wellness Works”, a half day workshop for businesses in the Aurora area on Worksite Wellness.  Cheryl Larson, VP of Midwest Business Group was the keynote speaker.  Local employers participated in a panel discussion, focusing on best practices within their organizations.

Schools in Kane County receive funding.

Schools in Kane County also received funding.  CUSD 300 in Carpentersville purchased equipment to distribute fruit and vegetable snacks.  Aurora129 installed a salad bar at Hill Elementary.  The new equipment expanded the capacity to serve more fruits and vegetables. Batavia Public Schools evaluated grade level Wellness Curriculums and published curriculum for nutrition, physical activity and…read more

Additional implementation projects promote physical activity

Additional implementation projects promote physical activity.  These included partnerships to add playground equipment to parks, schools and low income apartment complexes. Bardwell Elementary in East Aurora installed a climbing wall. The wall is used before school and as a part school day curriculum. Storm Elementary School in Batavia installed playground equipment. The equipment will be…read more