All Donations to FOFH-IL Are Tax Deductible, 501(c)(3) Tax ID# 26-3057560

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Longtime Loyal Supporter

2017 Snowball Benefit Raises $7,600

To Help Sustain Hines VA Fisher House

This Kind of Volunteer Activity Is Vital to Sustaining Hines VA Fisher House

Humanitarian Services for Military Families During Medical Crises

For eight years, the marvelous and energetic team of George Mutert and Kim Erikson with their friends and families have organized an annual musical event –Snowball Benefit – in memory of their dear friend and past FOFH-IL supporter Ken Armstrong.

Every year, hundreds attend a Snowball Benefit to donate funds to the FOFH-IL mission military families. At this annual tradition, they rock to live band music and enjoyed endless free pizza at Edison Park Inn.

“This kind of dedicated support is vital to our continuing our efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to military families,” says Betty Stamatis, FOFH-IL President.

Addison VFW Post No. 7446

Continues Annual Assistance in 2018

With Generous $1,000 Donation

Very First VFW Post to Provide Financial Support

to FOFH-IL Mission Since 2009

“This kind of ongoing support of our humanitarian support of military family guests at Hines VA Fisher House by Addison Post 7446 is crucial to our mission. We hope more veterans organizations will join in on our efforts to ensure military families can be by their loved ones sides as they recover from injuries and illness,” states Betty Stamatis, President – FOFH-IL.

Chicago Ridge McDonald-Linn Post No 177 VFW

Contributes Another $350 to FOFH-IL Mission

At 2017 Holiday Celebration

“This Kind of Ongoing Funding Support is Vital to our mission. We Urge More Veterans Organizations to Follow Suit” – Betty Stamatis, President / FOFH-IL

2017 Boat Cruise Fundraiser Hosted

by Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)

Always Includes FOFH-IL mission as Beneficiary

Ongoing Annual Support with $1,000 Donation in 2017

Is Crucial to Continuance of FOFH-IL Mission

This marvelous organization has been a yearly sustaining supporter of the FOFH-IL mission since our non-profit's inception in 2008. FOFH-IL funded tickets for military family guests of Hines VA Fisher House.


This annual outing provides funfilled camaraderie for FOFH-IL Board members and Military families with the hardworking Society of American Military Engineers whose efforts support military organizations providing assistance to veterans and their families.


Military Families Express Heartfelt Appreciation

Fisher House is a Godsend. So many of us want to be with our family members but can’t always afford it with the cost of travel, lodging and food. Thanks to Fisher House we can!

What a blessing! The Fisher House has relieved me of so much stress. Don’t know what I would have done.

This is such a great opportunity for families of veterans affected by war and illness. It warms my heart to see the government, community, families and those who serve out nation working together for the greater good.

My grandmother and I stayed at the Fisher House to keep my father company during his long treatment/recovery… If not for this home, my father would have been a sad and lonely man.

…The Fisher House provides peace of mind for the patient as well as their family…the manager and staff are a true blessing…

Military Families Hosted