Our Annual Giving Fund 2020 provides critical support to overcome the challenges presented by the COVID crisis. We are investing in more programming resources to make sure that our Warriors continue to have a supported presence in our community. We have restructured our programming to provide both safe, cohort-based in-person programming as well as a virtual program format for those Warriors who are not able to join in person yet. We are also relying on this campaign to offset the cancellation of many of our key fundraising events.

Every donation makes a difference this year!

DONATE NOW

Campaign Goal

Total Donation Amount  |  $80,000

  • Total Donation Amount 30% 30%

Campaign Goal

Total Matching Goal  |  $32,500

  • Total Matching Donations 54% 54%

Campaign Goal

Total # of Donors  |  250

Warrior Voice

“We have to continue to support each other in any way that we can. People should support Opportunity Knocks because you’re supporting people who love to do activities and an organization who accepts people for who they are. And they’re just overall good people to work with. Please support OK so that the staff can pour their love out to us and have the resources they need to support us. Thank you so much. We love you all.”

Jess

Warrior

Spread the Word

Facebook

Donate to to OK’s Giving Tuesday Facebook Fundraiser and/or set up your own!

To set up a fundraiser for OK:  

    1. Click Fundraisers in the left menu of your News Feed.
    2. Click “Select Nonprofit.”
    3. Search and select Opportunity Knocks.
    4. Fill in the fundraiser details and select a cover photo (save any sample images from this webpage).
    5. Click Create.
    6. Share it!
Instagram

If you are an Instagram user, add a Donate Sticker to your Instagram stories and share with your friends why you choose to support the Warriors!

    1. In Instagram, open camera and take or upload a photo that best highlights the Warrior cause (save any sample images from our website)
    2. Tap the sticker icon.
    3. Select the donation sticker from the tray. 
    4. Search for and select Opportunity Knocks (@okwarriors). 
    5. Customize your fundraiser using Stories creative tools. 
    6. Tap Send to. Then tap Share next to Your Story. 
    7. You can add multiple images or videos to build your fundraising story.
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Meeting the Moment

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In March 2020, we were getting ready for a new session of programs and the 11th OK Gala, then everything changed.

With Warrior families cut off from crucial in-person services, our program team adapted and worked hard to engage folks through Zoom programs, our Seesaw virtual classroom, regular household phone calls, and more.

 

Make a Big Impact

Two Great Matching Gift Opportunities

We have assembled two very generous matching gift offers totaling $32,500 to help drive our Annual Giving Fund. The Coleman Foundation and a few generous OK supporters are backing our effort to call out to the Warrior Nation and help meet the match. Read on for more details.

MATCH #1

FROM NOW UNTIL #GIVINGTUESDAY ON DECEMBER 1ST

THE COLEMAN FOUNDATION WILL PROVIDE ANY GIFT OF $1,250 OR MORE WITH A $1,250 MATCH, UP TO A TOTAL MATCH CAP OF $12,500. THIS MEANS THAT GIFT OF $1,250 BECOMES $2,500 TO FUND PROGRAMS, VOCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND MORE.

Match #2

FROM NOW UNTIL #GIVINGTUESDAY ON DECEMBER 1ST

All gifts between $150 and $499 will be matched at $150 and all gifts between $500 and $1250 will be matched at $500. This means that a $150 gift becomes $300 and a $500 donation provides $1,000 to continue our life skills programming for Warriors.

Increase Your Impact

Did you know that many employers match their employees’ donations? A matching contribution could double or even triple the impact of your gift.

Past donations made during the year may also still be eligible.

Don’t wait-use the search box NOW to see if your employer has a matching program.

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Warrior Voice

“OK is fun! It is like my gym class. I like the nature programs like walking. I had fun picking up the acorns. It is good!”
Cesar

Warrior

Questions?

Contact Renee Rotatori
renee@opportunityknocksnow.org

Percent Private Funding Supporting OK

Remain on a waiting list in Illinois for critical supports

Illinois Rank in Supporting Community Services

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Your Gift Matters

to Ally

As she gets to explore wellness and the outdoors with her friends

Your Gift Matters

to Cesar

As he gets to help with the harvest on the Knockout Farm

Your Gift Matters

to Karisa

As she get to expand her vocational skills by learning important harvesting and sanitation skills on the Knockout Farm

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