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Reviews for a Cause Recipient: The Sayers Center for African American Adoption

Reviews for a Cause

How Does Reviews for a Cause (RFC) Help The Sayers Center for African American Adoption?

$5 for Every Review

$5 for Every Review

During an RFC campaign, UpCity will donate $5 (sometimes more!) per review to a charitable organization. 

How Often Does RFC Help?

How Often Does RFC Help?

RFC campaigns run at different times throughout the year, so keep an eye out for announcement emails!

RFC Helps You, Too!

RFC Helps You, Too!

The more reviews you get, the more UpCity’s donation will grow. It’s a win-win!

Supporting African American Adoption

This year, UpCity has chosen to work with The Sayers Center for African American Adoption. In 1994, Chicago-area adoption agency The Cradle recognized the need to give expectant women of color a greater choice of adoptive families and launched its African American Infant Adoption Program. In 1999, the program was renamed in honor of Cradle adoptive dad, legendary Chicago Bears running back, and NFL Hall of Famer Gale Sayers and his wife, Ardythe.

The Sayers Center is one of the only programs in the country that promotes adoption awareness specifically within the African American community. The Sayers Center is near-and-dear to UpCity SVP of Product & Marketing Heidi Sullivan’s heart; she adopted her son David through the program in 2015.

How Does The Sayers Center Help?

Provides expectant women of color a greater choice of adoptive families

Helps educate the African American community about the adoption process

Ongoing support for families who have adopted African American and biracial children

Nurtures cultural understanding and connectivity to transracial families who have adopted black children domestically and internationally

$700,000+

$700,000+

The cost per year just to operate The Cradle’s 24/7 onsite nursery.

700+

African American babies placed with nurturing families through The Sayers Center for African American Adoption.

 

20+ Years

Launched in 1999, the Sayers Center for African American Adoption is named in honor of NFL Hall of Famer and Chicago Bears legend Gayle Sayers and his wife.

Since March of 2020, UpCity has raised $2,510 for the Meals on Wheels COVID-19 Response Fund!

How is Meals on Wheels Helping with the COVID-19 Crisis?

For UpCity’s 2020 Local Excellence campaign, we have selected a charity that is taking direct action to support those most at-risk during our nation’s COVID-19 crisis. Not only does Meals on Wheels provide valuable services year-round, but they are taking extra care to support our elderly community members during this unprecedented time.

What do Seniors Get with Meals on Wheels?

Replenished Food Supplies

Subsidized Additional Transportation & Personnel Costs

Tech-Based Efforts to Enable Check-In On Isolated Seniors

Timely Distribution of Science-Based Information

Cross Country

Local communities across the country meet the increased demand for nutritious meals.

9 out of 10

Seniors say Meals on Wheels helps them live independently.

$51 Billion

$51 Billion

Is the economic burden associated with malnutrition in seniors.

For the 2020 National Excellence Awards, UpCity raised $8,540 for Lemonade Day!

What is Lemonade Day?

Lemonade Day is a fun, experiential program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their very own business—a lemonade stand. Each year, in participating cities, youth have the opportunity to experience entrepreneurship by setting up their business during their city’s community-wide Lemonade Day.

What do Children Learn with Lemonade Day?

Business Skills

Business Skills

Responsibility

Responsibility

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy

Goal Setting

Goal Setting

Teamwork

Teamwork

Multinational

Located in 80+ markets across 4 countries

1,000,000+

youth reached since 2007

$202.19

$202.19

Average profit per lemonade stand