Art Van Million Dollar Charity Challenge Competition Kicks Off!

Metropolitan Family Services DuPage has been chosen to participate in the Art Van Million Dollar Charity Challenge! The Art Van Million Dollar Charity Challenge is a fundraising competition where organizations supporting children, healthcare and human services compete to raise the most money with the top teams winning cash prizes from Art Van Furniture. Art Van Furniture, the Midwest’s #1 furniture retailer who is expanding into DuPage County, is donating more than $375,000 to not for profit organizations like ours that are focused on impacting children and families, human services and healthcare.  
Metropolitan is competing for one of the top 10 prizes that can earn between $7,500 to $75,000 for our Head Start Program. Metropolitan is guaranteed to win some amount and anything that is donated to Metropolitan is ours to keep. The Challenge started on Monday, May 19th at 12 Noon and runs through Monday, June 23rd. 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. 

Click here to donate & help us raise money for the challenge or view other ways you can help here


2013 Midway Resolutions

It’s half-way through January & we want to know how your New Year’s resolution is going! Metropolitan’s Midway Center has some resolutions of its own, as we asked our boys & girls in the after-school program what they want to achieve in 2013:


“To pay attention in class” – Daisy
“To get better grades” – Rice
“Not to lose any of my homework” – Itzel
“Get straight A’s” – Cynthia
“Improve my grades” – Jose Luis
“Be on the honor roll” – Alondra
“Graduate with my class” – Tatyana
“Pass 8th grade and go to high school” – Erick
“Be a cheerleader and be in ballet” – Juana
“Help animals by raising money” – Ruby
“Save money” – Marco
“Improve my grades” – Victor
“Not to get in trouble in school” – Ramon
“Pass the Constitution test” – Jovani
“Not to get in trouble” – William
“Concentrate in school more” – Evelyn

Metropolitan Family Services believes in giving people the skills to lead a successful life today and tomorrow by giving hope and opportunity to families. We hope you consider Metropolitan when challenging yourself to make a positive impact in our community this year. Learn how you can get involved here. Whether through donations, volunteering or attending events, there are many ways you can help us to impact the lives of thousands of families.