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: 

  • Amity’s Attic
  • All Our Kids Network
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Birth to Five Illinois
  • CCR&R
  • 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 Access Consortium For Equity
  • 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.
  • 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 Early Learning Academy classrooms for many years, cooperative programming
  • School Districts – Freeport #145 combined/cooperative Amity children services
  • 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 2023

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.

3 E Partners

Albert’s Family

All Our Kids Network

Alvarez Family


Amity Staff

Amanda Myers

Barb Curry

Benjamin Johnson

Beichel Family

Birth to Five Illinois

B&G Club

Calvin Collier



Dakota Community Church

Enterprise Holdings Foundation

Elizabeth Nelson

Faith United Methodist Church

First Lutheran Church

Fraternal Order of Eagles 679

Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxillary

Freeport Community Foundation

Freeport Fire Department

Freeport Police Department


Gerald K. Meier Trust

German Valley United Methodist Church

Gloria Moeller

Gridley Family


Head Start

Heather Marcum

Highland ECE Program

Honeywell Hometown Sol.

Janicki Plumbing

Jean Koberstein Charitable Fund

Johnnie Lewis

Johnson Oil Company

Judith Barney

Katie Nolan

Kelly Smith

Knapp Family


Kurt Koester

Lincoln Douglas Kiwanis

Lindo Theater

Mary Kelly


Matthew Thompson

Melissa Johnson

Mona Buss

Mrs. Mikes

Morse Group


Northern Illinois Food Bank


Richard Wilson

Salvation Army

Security First

Sellers Family

Schmitt Family

Shelly Spickler

State Bank

St. John United Church of Christ

Susan Perry

Ted Odendahl

Traveling Chef

T.M. Dairy

Union Dairy

United Methodist Women

United Way

Wagner House

YWCA Childcare Solutions

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