Amity partners with many people and organizations in the community!

We strive to work together for all the children and families in Freeport. This list contains some of our collaborations: 

  • Altruize
  • Amity’s Attic
  • AOK – The Executive Director and Office Assistant are active committee and planning members.
  • Boy and Girls Club – combined programming
  • Aquin High School – student volunteers
  • CCR&R – parent subsidy program, staff training, information dissemination, grant opportunities, directors’ meetings
  • Child and Family Connections – Children’s services offer collaborative and cooperative partnerships with the community, and state organizations are vital to the success of Amity’s programs.
  • DCFS – At Risk/Foster Care services, licensing, children/parent support
  • Early Childhood Consortium – Amity has been a member from the start in 1994. Services include shared resources, staff training/development, and shared parents’/children’s programs. Ashley Harms is the current president.
  • Early Childhood Consortium – Executive Director is president.
  • FACC – Emergency Shelter for children on walks, food drives
  • FHN – cooperative parents/children training, support service
  • FHN Foundation – provided and AED for the campus
  • Freeport Community Foundation – Supports Amity by funding many requests over the years.
  • Freeport Fire Dept. – CPR training/fire prevention info
  • Freeport Public Library – reading programs, Emergency Shelter for children on walks
  • Head Start – cooperative programming
  • HCC Early Childhood Development program – Executive Director is a part-time instructor, Amity on-site job training/practicum
  • Illinois Action for Children – training and advocacy
  • INCCRRA – ExceleRate GOLD
  • KCC partnerships – Amity, NICAA, Head Start, Boys and Girls Club
  • NAEYC – Accreditation
  • NICAA & Head Start – shared facility cooperative planning, shared resources, and shared maintenance costs
  • NIFB – Amity Food Pantry
  • Regional Office of Education – on-site PASS classrooms for the past 24 years, cooperative programming, staff training, staff development, early childhood screening
  • School Districts – Freeport #145 combined/cooperative Amity children services
  • Joseph School – Emergency Shelter for children on walks
  • United Way – Amity staff volunteers for activities/community services and fundraising drives, collective impact.
  • University of Illinois – Nutrition education
  • WIC – client referrals

Amity Donors and Supporters 2018

Amity is very grateful and most appreciative for your donations and support.

Amity staff volunteer their time for Amity and the King Community Campus.

Amity’s Attic volunteers and society support for our families and staff.


Amity’s Attic and Society

Amity Staff

Antwon Funches

Aquin High School

Amanda Myers

Anna Doyle



Barb Curry

Bearly Used

Beichel Family

B&G Club

Brenda Heilmeier

Bridge Club




ComEd Tree Program

Cub Foods



Dakota Bible School



Eagles Club 679

Eagles Auxiliary Bingo




FHN Foundation

First Lutheran Church

Freeport Community Foundation

Freeport Fire Department

Freeport Downtown Development



Generations Boutique


Head Start



Jean Koberstein

Jenson Heating and Cooling

Joe Knobel



Knapp Family


Lincoln Rentals

Louise Maupin Memorial





Mad Men

Mark/Liz Gridley

Minnie Clark Memorial

Morse Electric


Newell Brands




Security First

Shoe Sensation

St. John United Church of Christ

St. Thomas Aquinas Church

State Bank Foundation

Society members birthday donations




United Methodist Women

United Way



WREX Food Drive/ Cornerstone Credit Union







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