Support Our Efforts


With your help, the Wood Family Foundation can make a larger impact in our community. Each time you contribute to the Wood Family Foundation, you help us win one for Chicago's kids, providing help and hope to the children, families and communities we serve.


How Can I Pitch In?


Basic school supplies are an essential part of our program. The money you donate will help provide notebooks, pencils, crayons, markers, hand sanitizer, Kleenex, printing paper, activity books and so much more to help the kids of Pitch In succeed!


Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled. One-third of all children born in 2000 or later will suffer from diabetes at some point in their lives. Many others will face chronic obesity-related health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer and asthma. One of the goals of Pitch In is to promote a healthy lifestyle so kids can concentrate on learning. Will you join us by donating toward our healthy snacks fund?




Wood Family Foundation wants everyone to Pitch In! If your organization is interested in becoming an in-kind partner, or you can offer Field Trip Experiences for the kids, please contact Alex Scheidemantel.


Be a Mentor

Why get involved? Simply put, because you can make a difference in a child's life, as well as your own. Consider the many benefits that mentoring offers: enhancing academic success, reducing juvenile crime, increasing self-esteem, revealing new opportunities for kids and strengthening communities.

New to mentoring? We've got you covered! WFF will provide summer training and set you up for success! The most important attributes for mentors are a caring heart and commitment to making a difference!

Apply now to be a mentor! Click here to download a Mentor/Volunteer application.

Please email your completed application to Alex Scheidemantel or mail it to:
Wood Family Foundation
2531 N. Southport Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614


Wood Family Foundation Auction Site


Visit the Wood Family Foundation's MLB.com auction site. Items are available for immediate purchase as well as items up for bid. Whether you are looking for a birthday gift, a Cubs fan surprise, or shopping for the holidays, you will be supporting Chicago's kids, as the proceeds of each auction item benefit the Wood Family Foundation. Thank you for your support.

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