Providing support, purpose and joy to people of all abilities

Keshet is a one-of-a-kind organization that brings classroom experiences, camps, sports, social and vocational activities, and residential opportunities to 600 people with disabilities and special needs each year.

This is Keshet. Forever Growing.

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Forward 2021

Summer fundraising campaign

Be part of an incredible movement this summer to ensure Keshet’s participants, program, team and reach continues to grow every day. Make a gift and set up a fundraiser. We have a goal of raising $500,000 in just a few weeks. Your support makes a lasting difference in the lives of so many in our community

Be part of Keshet's new look!

Coloring contest

We’re celebrating Keshet’s new look with a contest for all ages. Grab your crayons, colored pencils or markers to get to work on one of our special Forever Growing coloring sheets. We’ll randomly select three entries to win very special prizes. Open to the entire community. Entries due by July 26.

Pop up shop

Be part of Team Keshet by purchasing limited-edition Keshet shirts, baseball hats and beach towels. Order your gear by July 26.

Get the inside scoop

Keshet’s new logo isn’t just a work of art. It’s a story of who we are, where we’ve been and where we’re going. Jen Phillips, CEO and President, and Michelle Friedman, Board Chair, share the meaning behind the new logo and tagline.

Keshet impacts the lives of all in our community

From the very start, Keshet has grown alongside our participants, creating community where people of all abilities learn, play, work and live together. Today, Keshet continues to flourish, with over 75 programs in the Chicago area and Wisconsin, 3 residences, 200 dedicated staff and lay leaders, dozens of community and corporate partners, and thousands of engaged donors around the world.

600

People with disabilities receive services each year

4000

School and camp peers, volunteers, family members, coworkers and friends impacted each year

$ 230000

Granted in scholarships in 2020

149 %

Increase in hours of recreation programs since 2019

Keshet Programs. More options. More opportunities. More experiences. Always growing.

With your generosity, Keshet will succeed and grow well into the future

Nurtured by respect, creativity, tenacity, and unconditional love, Keshet makes a powerful difference in the lives of each child and adult with disabilities, their families, the community and beyond.

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Explore the many ways to support our Keshet family

From our participants and residents to their families, our team, and the broader world around us, being a true family means we can all work together to help Keshet serve and grow in meaningful and impactful ways.

With your help, we’ll continue to grow our educational, recreational, residential, camp, sports, and vocational programs to help our participants discover the best in themselves, find purpose and joy in their lives, and build a community of support around them.

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Every gift makes a difference in the lives of people with disabilities.