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Lending a Helping Hand


Mokena Miracles is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization established in 2017. We assist Mokena families who are facing difficult challenges, like financial or medical setbacks. 

We accept donations throughout the year, and use those funds to enrich the lives of Mokena residents in need at the end of the year.  Our goal is to reinvest the money raised back into Mokena. During the holiday season, we reach out to our neighbors in need to let them know they are an important part of the community.

The Mokena Miracles program offers all of us the opportunity to support those within our village who need help - those who may be dealing with financial or medical struggles, or families with children or elders with medical or physical disabilities.

How do your donations help? While we do provide holiday gifts, Mokena Miracles is more than that! Over the years, we've been able to assist with:

  • Paying multiple months of rent or mortgage

  • Funding repairs to family vehicles

  • Covering home repairs for everyday functions

  • Paying off outstanding medical bills

  • Providing fuel and grocery gift cards

  • and much more!

We continue to learn about several families in Mokena struggling through difficult circumstances. With your help, we've brought joy into the lives of 15 families since we began.  We will do so again in 2023!

If you are interested in learning more, or can participate by donating financially or volunteering, please contact us or join our e-mail list to be kept up to date with future Mokena Miracles news and events.

We thank you for your interest and support!

Meet the Team

Our Board of Directors includes Mokena residents, educators, and  first responders with deep roots in the Mokena-area community.

Samantha Cooper

Mokena resident

Jeff Kowalczyk

Mokena First Responder

Debi Blank

Mokena resident & MES Teacher

Lisa Zielinski

Mokena resident & School Board member

Beth Kowalczyk

Lincoln-Way area community member

Ken Blank

Mokena resident & Mokena Fire Protection District Board member

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