MESSIAH CHILD CARE'S GO FUND ME PAGE: A Go Fund Me page has been set up to assist Messiah Child Care with added expenses brought on by mandated COVID protocol.  Funding will be used towards PPE supplies and payroll for additional staff. We appreciate all of the donations we have received to date and thank you for your support of our school.  Attached is the QR code for making a donation, or donations can be made directly to the school at 1605 Vernon Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068

Click here to connect with Go Fund Me page.


The Manna Program

 Great Lakes Scrip Company was founded in 1994, and was set up to make the 'work' of fundraising a parental responsibility and not an after-school project for our children. Great Lakes offers hundreds of local and nationwide grocery, retail, restaurants, gas stations, and specialty gift cards to our organization at a discount.  these cards are the same ones you would purchase directly from the participating vendors.

"It's a pretty incredible way to raise a lot of money for your organization, and the best part is everyone can participate!  After all, we spend money on things like gas and groceries, so you might as well use scrip to help your organization."


Orders are sent in monthly on the Monday following the first Sunday of the month.  Order forms will be placed in your child's file and are also available in our office or on our website.

Click here for a complete order form.  Simply send completed form along with payment (Checks made payable to Messiah PTO) to Messiah CCC, 1605 Vernon Ave., Park Ridge, IL. 60068


Box Tops for Education

We are always collecting General Mills Bonus Box  Tops in the pink box next to the first floor boy's bathroom.  Please drop you box tops in there any time.

ADDITIONALLY: Box Tops has introduced a MOBILE APP for your phone that makes earning money for our school even easier!

Here is a quick overview of how it works:

1. Install the Box Tops mobile app on your phone.

2. To search for our school, enter our zip code (60068) and choose Messiah Lutheran Child Care in Park Ridge.

3. Once you have shopped, use your app to take a photo of your full receipt within 14 days of purchase.  Photo must include date. If your receipt is extra long, take a photo of each half of the receipt. 

4.  App will let you know if receipt was read and accepted.

5.  It's that easy!

You can continue to clip box tops the traditional way and submit them in the bin outside the offices.  Monthly collection sheets will, also, be placed in all children's files throughout the year until clipping is totally phased out.

Restaurant Fundraisers

Several times a year, Messiah Child Care Center sponsors a fundraiser held at a local restaurant.  It's so simple-just skip the cooking, put your family in the car and come out and enjoy good food and socializing with other Messiah families.  At most of the restaurants, you need to simply mention Messiah Child Care, or show a flyer before you order.  Some restaurants will even apply our fundraiser to carry out and delivered food!! Messiah then receives a % of your final bill.  Past fundraisers have included Moretti's, Culver's, Potbellys, and Nonno Pino.  Watch for information throughout the year.

Scholastic Book Fair

Every April, the Scholastic Book Fair arrives at Messiah.  A truck load of wonderful books for our families gets delivered and parents and children are welcome to shop throughout the week.  In conjunction with the book fair, we host an ice cream social in the  evening complete with Mr. Ash, a magician who has been entertaining Messiah families with his magic shows for 35 years!!  All proceeds benefit the Messiah Child Care Library.

Scholastic book clubs

Scholastic Book order forms will be put in each child's file 3 or 4 times/year.  Orders can also be made online.

Class Activation Code : GWW9T

Christmas Program Silent Auction

Thank you for your generous bidding!!


Messiah Lutheran Child Care Center
Director: Karen Black
1605 Vernon Ave
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. weekdays
phone: 847.825.3767

fax: 847.823.6996

    Messiah Lutheran Child Care Center
    is a ministry of

    Messiah Lutheran Church
    Interim Pastor: David Heim
    phone: 847.823.6984
    fax: 847.823.6996


    For privacy and safety reasons, many of the photos of children used on this site are free stock photos, and not photos of children who attend Messiah Lutheran Child Care Center.