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Nuestros Hijos (Our Kids) by the Bumblebee Agency

Tax deductible
As of November 2023, over 20,000 Venezuelans have arrived in Chicago. Nuestros hijos (Our Kids) is a project aimed at identifying and easing the burdens of these families who have medically complex and/or disabled children. This frequently means sourcing medically appropriate formulas, medications, and wheelchairs, while helping families to access community, medical care, and school (sometimes for the first time ever).

Almost every single one of our families arrives without enough medication or formula for a week, without a working phone, and, frequently, carrying their quadriplegic child. Project Nuestros Hijos provides them with the basics for their kids (medication, a wheelchair, a phone, and formula) and also connects the to a community of families who require the same things and a wider Chicago volunteer network.

On average, it costs $300-400 per family to get necessities and we currently service over 2 dozen families. It is our dream to adequately support incoming families AND create a fund to allow for micro loans to the collective of families.

Project Nuestros Hijos is already on the ground making an impact. Help us do this more efficiently and sustainably while preparing us for the next phase to welcome our new neighbors to our city.

Project Nuestros Hijos is an initiative of The Bumblebee Agency. Bumblebee is a nonprofit organization devoted to the collaborative, holistic, and efficient care coordination FOR families BY families of medically complex kids. Its fiscal sponsor, Good Counsel Services, is happy to receive your tax-deductible donations on this organization's behalf.


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    • $5,000 (Offline)
    • 3 mos
  • Nadine Bahaveolos
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • Linda Mysliwiec Creed
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $40 
    • 5 mos
  • Jacob Shapiro
    • $100 (Offline)
    • 6 mos

Fundraising team (2)

Mary Otts-Rubenstein
Chicago, IL
Good Counsel Services, Inc.
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
Sara Izquierdo
Team member

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