Let It Be Us announces third annual 'Be Mine' fundraising event, set for July 9

Updated 5/20/2021 2:33 PM

Let It Be Us, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to the care of children in the Illinois foster care system, has announced the third annual "Be Mine" fundraiser, to be held on July 9, in Barrington.

This year's event, held at Shakou Barrington, 121 W. Main St., starts at 7 p.m., and includes dinner, a live auction, raffles, a featured keynote speaker and more.


Tickets are $165 each and can be purchased at https://letitbeus.org/events.

"This event provides critical funding for our recruitment programs, which reaches almost every corner of the state,"said Susan McConnell, founder and executive director of Let It Be Us. "Gathering together allows us to showcase our efforts and remind others about the needs of more than 18,000 children in Illinois Foster Care awaiting placement."

Sponsorship packages are available at a variety of levels. Information on sponsorships can also be located through the Let It Be Us event page, or by contacting Lisa Hanson Braun at lisahbraun@letitbeus.org.

About Let It Be Us

Launched in 2014, Let It Be Us is a 501(c)3 with the mission to inspire foster care and adoption in Illinois. Let It Be Us locates foster parents for Illinois children in foster care needing short term and permanent homes. In 2018, Let It Be Us launched an innovative targeted recruitment program to assist agencies seeking immediate placement for foster homes for emergent cases. Using its proprietary database, Let It Be Us identifies a parent or families that meet a child's specific need for both immediate and adoptive situations. Since inception, the program has helped agencies place hundreds of children in homes.

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