At Scribbles, we believe in building strong partnerships with our local and global communities to promote sports, early education, and early childhood care. That's why we're proud to sponsor organizations that share these same values and provide opportunities for children to thrive.
Our dedicated families and teachers have made a real impact by donating to a variety of organizations including the Spina Bifida Association of Illinois, The Sturge Weber Foundation, St. Jude’s, Toys for Tots, The Baby Fold, The Crisis Nursery, The Children’s Hospital of Illinois, CISAR, the Unit 5 Educational Foundation, and various youth sports organizations such as soccer, sled hockey, softball, and baseball teams, as well as local schools.
Want to join us in making a difference? Check out the links below to learn more about the organizations we support and discover ways you can get involved and show your support.
Since 2013 Scribbles has donated to Abenezer’s Hope Fund. Created by Chris and Justin Michels, the fund helps support hiring nannies in the Kebebe Tsehay orphanage in Ethiopia.
The conditions in the Kebebe Tsehay orphanage are life-threatening. Supplies can help, but only people can care for these orphans. Nannies are essential to the survival of these children.
During Chris and Justin's adoption of their youngest son, they were able to walk through Kebebe Tsehay orphanage in Ethiopia where their son stayed after he was found. They were stunned at what they saw: 40-plus babies were in a room with 25 cribs. There were only two nannies to care for these children. The conditions were abysmal. They decided these orphans could not be ignored; action had to be taken. The result was the creation of Abenezer’s Hope Fund with the purpose of distributing money to hire nannies to care for these orphans.
Scribbles is proud to say our donation efforts were successful in hiring a nanny for this orphanage!
In 2016 the Central Illinois Sled Hockey Association was formed. What initially started as a way for Tim Kirk's (President of the CISHA) own daughter to be involved in youth hockey, quickly evolved into an organization dedicated to providing hockey for everyone. The team includes sixteen players, all of whom possess some sort of physical disability that prevents them from being able to play stand-up hockey. The players and families in the organization do not pay to participate. The Central Illinois Sled Hockey Association provides the sleds, equipment and ice time. All of which is funded via donations. Click HERE to help make sure all children get a chance to participate in this amazing organization!
This is a Bloomington-based annual event from the local Youth Build. They build beds for children in the community who otherwise do not have a place to sleep. Each child will receive a custom-built frame, mattress, sheets, pillow and case along with a custom made quilt. This year, they will be building 60 beds. Scribbles was able to donate towards the bedding needed for the beds. This is our second year sponsoring the event. Check out the event by visiting the Youth Build McLean County website or this link.
Unit 5 Educational Foundation
Salvation Army - Toys for Tots
St. Jude Children's Hospital
Big Brother's Big Sisters
Music Connections Foundation/Kindermusik program
Normal Policemen's Cops for Kids program
Spina Bifida Association of Illinois
SPICE of Marcfirst
Beyond the Books Educational Foundation
Local Youth Sports
Scribbles is proud to sponsor local youth athletic teams. Check them out!
The Mavericks are a travel youth baseball team associated with McLean County Pony Baseball. We offer the players an opportunity to play competitive baseball which not only allows them to improve their baseball skills, but also to teach them important life lessons like team work, hard work, and leadership.
Bloomington-Normal Girls Softball Association
The Bloomington Normal Girls Softball Association provides more than 1,000 girls the opportunity to play fastpitch softball through our competitive Travel leagues and our recreational In-Town leagues. The game of softball teaches and develops so many life lessons - from integrity to confidence to leadership skills. The time we are investing today is helping shape our next generation.
FC Central Illinois
FC Central Illinois (formerly Illinois Fire Juniors) provides training for boys and girls from ages 4 through 19. They strive to meet the needs of soccer athletes and their families who desire a competitive travel soccer experience combined with comprehensive player-focused soccer training in the Central Illinois soccer community.
Normal Community High School Soccer-Thon
Scribbles was proud to sponsor this event which raised money to benefit both the boys and girls' soccer programs at Normal Community HS.