Fishin' Buddies! Needs Your Help

$1,380 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 19 months
Fishin' Buddies
Fishin’ Buddies (FB) is a 501c3 non profit organization based in Chicago, IL and founded in 1991.  Our mission is training youth through fishing and conservation programs.

What FB has accomplished:
-We have introduced over 50,000 families to nature since 1991
-Created over 300 summer jobs for inner-city high school youth starting in 1997
-Donated over 10,000 fishing poles to inner-city children 
-Hosted more than 300 free events for the public

Recently, our organization experienced a serious cut in grant funding, which is drastically affecting our programing. 

It is our hope that our friends will help support the FB mission with a financial donation of $25 or more today.

To view more details about FB programs please visit our website:

All FB programs are provided free for participants. Donations are tax-deductible.


John Kidd Jr.
FB President
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$1,380 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 19 months
Created June 7, 2017
Funds raised will benefit:
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Chicago, IL
EIN: 363904443
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Jason/Wendall Scallf
12 months ago

In memory of Rick Schroeder. You will be missed by many and remembered by all. Everything was better with shredder.

Kathryn "Kate" Meyer
12 months ago

This contribution is in loving memory of Rick Schroeder, loving husband of Kathleen "Chezak" Cesak Schroeder. His life was WAY TOO SHORT. Fishing was his favorite past time. We all miss you, Rick! Hope you catch a big one up there in heaven.

Valeri Baldwin
12 months ago

In Loving Memory of Richard A. Schroeder. Rick was a dear friend and he will be missed. May he rest in Peace and in our Lord's loving arms! Valeri

Mattie Mhwp
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18 months ago
Jessica Jones
19 months ago

Thanks to all the superheroes out there bringing joy into the world!

Tawanna Barton
19 months ago

Hi, John! It might be helpful if you add information about the organization and the impact it has on intercity youth. I suggest posting it on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Keep up the good work!

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