Get Involved

S.O.S. Freedom does not receive any state or federal funding. We need your assistance to continue our mission. Here’s how you can help:

Host a Fundraising Event

Individuals, businesses and community groups play a big part in our success. Here are some suggestions to get you started:

  • Bake sales
  • Craft sales
  • Candy bar sales
  • Car washes
  • Lemonade stands
  • Jeans day at the office
  • Trivia contests

Please contact us at for more information.

Recycle or Trade-In Electronics to Donate

Those smart phones, tablets, gaming consoles, cameras and hand-held devices that have been laying around your house and collecting dust can be turned into cash to support the brave Illinois men and women, both active duty and veterans, who defend our country in the armed forces.

Donations can be dropped off at Essence Pilates, 849 Waukegan Rd., Deerfield, Ill., or they can be shipped for free from home when you create an online account with ReUp Fundraising. Visit for more information.

Volunteer at the Essence of Freedom Run

Dozens of volunteers direct traffic, work at information tables, keep our runners and spectators safe, assist with set-up and tear down and ensure everyone has a great time. Please contact us at for more information.

Donate an In-kind Item or Service

We host two silent auctions each year; one around the holidays and one at the Essence of Freedom Run on Memorial Day. Items donated for the silent auction help us raise the money needed to support our mission. Please contact us at for more information. Donations are tax-deductible.

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