CHIP IN Batavia: To support students in temporary or transitioning housing situations or who are facing the obstacles of poverty in Batavia.

C.H.I.P. I.N. - Community Helpers Impacting People In Need


We are working with The Batavia Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club, Batavia Woman's Club, Main Street Board of Directors, United Way,  Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence, and other local groups and individuals to help specific families when the school district counselors or Director of Student Services/Homeless Liaison provides this information.  CHIP IN can make a huge difference to these students and their families, providing security, clothing, basic needs, and the knowledge that their community cares about them.  The support from our community has been overwhelming and you have all helped to make a huge difference in many students' lives.  



Summer 2015  CHIP IN

Newsletter is available on our Facebook page with this link below.

CHIP IN Newsletter Winter 2015
Another great season with help form our wonderful town...thank you!
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CHIP IN Newsletter for Fall 2014
Please read about all the wonderful accomplishments our community has done together to help families and students in need. Thank you so very, very much for your help and support. Thank you MaryAnn Rosenfelder for putting the newsletter together for us!
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newsletter May-June 2014.pdf
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CHIP IN winter newletter 2013.pdf
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CHIP IN Batavia


Our Mission

To ensure that BPS 101 students that are facing the obstacles of poverty and/or temporary housing have the support they need to be successful in school.  CHIP IN Batavia is a restricted fund within the Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence, a 501-c-3 organization.  100% of your donation is used for students--No one is paid to run this group and there are no administrative is all done by volunteers.


The Plan

Each BPS 101 District School has an "in-house" point person and a CHIP IN Batavia representative assigned to them.  Area church groups, Batavia Rotary, Batavia Woman's Club, Kiwanis,

and other interested groups and individuals  aid the CHIP IN representative as individual needs arise at the school.  The goal is for CHIP IN to support children that have been pre-qualified by the school district by providing needed snacks, school supplies, and basic necessities that enable the opportunity to thrive and learn during the school year.   This is done while preserving dignity and anonymity. 



What is a temporary housing situation?

  • Living in a shelter or motel
  • Sharing housing with relatives because you lost your housing
  • Living in a campground, car, old building or other temporary shelter
  • No permanent address


What are the rights of these families?

  • To enroll their child in school immediately, even without school or medical records
  • Get help from the district liaison with immunizations and/or medical records.
  • To choose the child's previous school or school closest to where are are living now.
  • Get transportation to school for their child
  • Dispute enrollment to school for their child
  • Participate in their child's education.



For assistance, please contact the

BPS 101 Director of Student Services /Homeless Liaison

Lisa Palese



Logo by Caroline Baty-Barr, Graphic Designer (THANK YOU!!)

Want to Chip In?

For more information or to volunteer, fill out our contact form.


CHIP IN Batavia

c/o Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence

P.O. Box 1003

Batavia, IL  60510


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CHIP IN Batavia


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We help families move from temporary housing to their own apartments, provide warm clothing, snacks, and needed school supplies.We help families and students on a case by case basis as well.

For information on how to participate, please contact us.

Please see our News and Events page for an update on all the accomplishments we have made together!!


Benji's Barking Lot in Batavia helping CHIP IN!


Cathy Barrett of Benji's Barking Lots (dog grooming) in Batavia is collecting donations for CHIP IN and offering donors a free nail trimming for their dogs for October and November. Donations can be monetary or can be non perishable food or toiletry items. Contact Cathy for info and hours. Thank you so much Cathy!!!

Bikes for Batavia:


 We need  bicycles that are in rideable condition- All Spoked Up repairs them for kids and adults who need a bike.  Thank you Batavia!!  We can also use  locks and and  new helmets, training wheels too--If you have any of these, please drop them off at All Spoked Up, 3 Webster St., Batavia.  We are working with All Spoked Up, the

Batavia Bicycle Commission, and Batavia Rotary Club. They will be given to students and adults in need of transportation for school, work and shopping. CHIP IN helps identify students in need and has made a contribution to funding the repairs.

 Thank You!









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