Events bring hope to the lives of our kids.

Cunningham hosts several events annually to benefit our kids.

Every spring the Festival of Quilts honors the tradition of the United Women in Faith, and the quilts they have created and donated since 1895 for our kids. Each child at Cunningham receives a quilt of their own to wrap them in warmth, safety, and love as they work to build independence. As the summer heats up, former Fighting Illini and NBA great Kendall Gill and his family return for the annual Kendall Gill Golf Benefit for Cunningham Kids. The proceeds of both of these events go directly to the daily care and needs of the youth served by Cunningham. 

Two of our newest events we host throughout the year to engage our community include Luminaries of Hope and Live Nativity in December and the Be a Hero 5K in October.

Other occasional events include:

Volunteer or become a sponsor:

To volunteer or for additional information about becoming a sponsor, please contact Colleen Combes at 217.337.9058 or by email