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HuntleyPatch HIghlights IOLS Toy Drive

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Huntley Organization Reaching Out To Abused Children
It’s Our Little Secret celebrating its first year anniversary.

By Gloria Casas
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November 16, 2010

 

The little girl didn’t talk much.2010 Toy Drive

Her chaotic childhood was filled with pain, the pain of sexual abuse
and moving back and forth between foster homes _ 11 total.

Writing and drawing were her only outlets to express herself and
communicate her pain. ...

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IOLS Feated as “Sundays Best”

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Finger Candy Media, a premiere nationally-focused media showcase blog run by Jessica Northey, recently featured IOLS as the top pick of the week.

Jessica writes, “Every Sunday I try to highlight a great cause, charity or non-profit organization”. IOLS was featured because of the vital mission of the organization and because the activities are completely volunteer driven.

Thank you for the thumbs up, Finger Candy!

http://fingercandymedia.com/2977-sundays-best-its-our-little-secret

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Group hosting backpack, toy drives for foster kids

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Northwest Herald, The (Crystal Lake, IL)

July 25, 2010
Section: News

Group hosting backpack, toy drives for foster kids

Amber Krosel – akrosel@nwherald.com   

HUNTLEY – It’s Our Little Secret, a new nonprofit organization in Huntley, is hosting two charity drives to benefit foster children. A back-to-school backpack drive will run through mid-August. The goal of the drive is to collect 200 filled backpacks for children in foster care.

The group will accept the following ...

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Kristie Sams-Faulkner, Founder & CEO shares her personal story with the Northwest Hearld.

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Northwest Herald, The (Crystal Lake, IL)

June 16, 2010
Section: News

Huntley woman starts nonprofit

AMBER KROSEL – akrosel@nwherald.com   

HUNTLEY – Kristie Sams-Faulkner lived in seven foster homes. Both her parents were crack addicts, and Sams-Faulkner was physically abused under foster care. She also was sexually abused by three people.

“Yet none of them ever dictated what I was going to be,” she said.

Sams-Faulkner overcame her hardships and went on to graduate from boarding school, enlisted in the U.S. ...

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