PROJECT SMART 4 Brighter Futures

Foster children & unaccompanied homeless kids are afraid to go to school when they don't have school supplies. Please help a child start school on the first day prepared and ready to learn! 


Sponsor a backpack! Change a Future!


To help at our pop-up school supply stores w/foster children  - background checks are required. 

Please contact




  •  Sponsor a child $35 - $50.

  • We will purchase exactly what your sponsored child needs.

    • We will include an encouraging note from you!

  • If you prefer to shop please see the list below.

    • Please deliver school supplies by Aug. 10th.

      • 400 E. IllinoisRd., Lake Forest

  • If you would like to start a collection site at your place of work or at your front door - please contact

School Wish List: 

1. Backpack

2. Non Spiral Note Books (4) (no wires)

3. Binder Dividers/Loose Leaf Paper

4. Journals (1)

5. #2 Pencils

6. Pens

7. Colored Pencils/Pens

8. Markers

9. Highlighters

10. 24 Pack Crayons

11. Glue Sticks (ONLY)

12. Calculator

13. Tape

14.Note Cards

15. Pencil Bags to store pencils glue and supplies.



Fill a Heart 4 Kids is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

We hand deliver each gift to ensure that orphans and homeless youth receive your gifts.

NEW LOCATION: 270 Market Square Lake Forest, IL 60045

Please mail check donations to - Fill a Heart 4 Kids, 400 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045 or you can make a donation online.
2020 Fill a Heart 4 Kids, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

*There are over 120,000 orphans in America, while another 400,000 children live without permanent families (HHS; AFCARS).

 An estimated 1.3 million youths are struggling to survive without consistent food or shelter or any support from family (Government Data 2017).


To protect the privacy of the children we serve, their names are always changed.

Our stories are based on true events.

If you would like to volunteer at a children's group home or participate in special events with homeless youth - a background check is required..