It’s the Holiday Season!

November 3rd, 2014

Thanks to all of your efforts, we have been able to support several different causes this year!  And the year is not over yet!

From our John A Terranova, Sr Memorial  Charity Bocce Tournament we again supported the programs at Rockford MELD and St. Anthony of Padua Parish.  MELD has programs supporting single moms and dads and St. Anthony has a fund we helped set up to help area families in need.

Additionally, our Board requested sending funds to the BenInspired charity in memory of Ben Johnson.  The organization raises funds to fund cancer research as well the Make-A-Wish foundation.  The Brave Bella Fund also receive our support to help defray her family’s healthcare and transportation costs as she undergoes a lengthy battle to regain her health.  We also supported the American Red Cross in their ongoing efforts helping and saving lives.

With the holiday season upon us, while we enjoy the season and our families, remember those who aren’t as fortunate and need assistance at this time.

We’ll be looking to help additional institutions so please help us out.

You can make a donation through Pay Pal by clicking the button on the right or as you shop you can use either GoodSearch, GoodShop or Amazon Smile.  Each purchase made through  these sites will end up supporting the Helping Kids and Families Fund!

Thank you again.


Happy Holidays!




HKFF is now sponsoring Charity Gaming!!

April 24th, 2014

Here we go! Our 2014 Charity gaming lineup is set!!!

August 1, 2014 Hoffman House, Rockford, IL.
August 15, 2014 Lombardi Club, Rockford, IL.
October 24, 2014 Lombardi Club, Rockford, IL.

Details to follow!

10th Annual N & JT John A Terranova Sr. Memorial Charity Couples Bocce Tournament

April 24th, 2014

Can you believe it?  It’s been 10 years already since our first tournament!!  And we have a special event planned!

Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the St. Ambrogio Bocce Courts we’ll hold our 10th event!  Check the link for the 2014 entry form.

At dinner, we’ll have Chicago’s and Rockford’s favorite comedian – Vito Zatto!  Yes he’s back to entertain, sing and delight our audience!

To register a team cost is $100 for 4 people (2 boys, 2 girls). Fee includes gift, play, and dinner!  Enjoy a beautiful Saturday at the club playing bocce, drinking wine, smoking cigars – you know  living the good life!

The helping Kids and Families Fund has raised funds – over $30k and helped kids and families!

Please consider helping us!



John Terranova


8th Annual Charity Bocce Tournament

April 22nd, 2012

Spring is here! That means its Bocce Season!

On Saturday, June 23, 2012, The Helping Kids and Families Fund, INC (501(c) (3) tax exempt) will be sponsoring the 8th annual N & JT “John A. Terranova, Sr.” Charity Mixed Couples Bocce Ball Tournament at the St. Ambrogio Society bocce courts to raise funds for two programs benefiting our community. It’s hard to believe but it’s been 8 successful years helping kids and families in our community!

And, in addition to the tournament, at our dinner we’ll offer one of the Midwest’s favorite entertainers with:

The Jerry Armstrong Show

This fundraising event will benefit Rockford MELD for their programs helping kids from single parent households and St. Anthony of Padua Church to replenish their fund  which helps families in need.  Since we started this event, the Bocce Tournament and dinner has raised close to $30,000 for community organizations!

Would you be willing to donate to or sponsor our event?  Please take a look at our insert.

We hope we can count on your support.  Thank You.

2012 Online Bocce registration available

April 22nd, 2012

Go to this page to register online for the 2012 Bocce tounament.

Or just download the entry form and you can mail it in.