1/8/2019 - Donate to YSB through Amazon


Easy way to Donate to YSB!

Simply go to https://smile.amazon.com/. Amazon will ask you what charity you want to support and you can choose Youth Service Bureau of Illinois Valley. The next time you want to order something from Amazon instead of going to amazon.com go to smile.amazon.com and whenever you purchase something from the smile website, YSB will receive .5% of the sales.

There is no extra cost to you. The items cost the same, the shipping is the same, you can still get prime and free shipping, etc. It works. 

Spread the word!

Such an easy way to help our programs, and our kids… Please pass on to your friends, family, foster parents, everyone!


7/9/2019 - "Because of You" Newsletter


Because of You Newsletter

YSB has recently published a yearly newsletter to showcase donors, what they have done for the agency, and how their donation helps those within our community. If you would like to read through it online, please click on the link below. Thank you to all donors and volunteers who help to make the lives of the youth we serve better! 

Because of You Newsletter PDF

7/16/2019 - YSB School Supply Drive

8/20/2019 - Pumpkin Flotilla Festival on October 19, 2019

Youth Service Bureau has teamed up with Heritage Harbor Ottawa to plan a "Pumpkin Flotilla Festival" fundraiser on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Heritage Harbor. All proceeds will go to YSB. This will be a FUN event with many activities including a 5K Zombie Run (Ages 14+) Click here to purchase 5K tickets, a Craft Fair, a pet costume contest, pumpkin carving, the flotilla at dusk, a bonfire and storyteller, food and Skydive Chicago jumpers.

Also, luminaries will be made available for sale for $2 each to line the harbor walk. Click here to purchase luminaries.  

Everyone is welcome. It is a free event for entry, with various items such as food, drinks, and pumpkins available for purchase.  
Click here to purchase Pumpkins. 

To follow this event, please search for “Pumpkin Flotilla Festival” on Facebook. Or click on this link: https://www.facebook.com/PumpkinFlotillaFestival/

To be a vendor in the Craft Fair, please fill out this form and return to Heritage Harbor. 

Thank you and we look foward to seeing you there! 😃