CYT Chicago Letter Writing Campaign


Why We Need Your Help
Here’s how a successful campaign will make CYT Chicago EVEN BETTER!

It’s all about community.
Sure we put on great performances with students who are amazingly talented, but at CYT, that’s not the number one thing that makes us special. CYT’s community of love, support, friendship, and family is what welcomes people in and makes us who we are. We have heard countless times how the community of CYT is what got people through hard times, inspired them to grow, and gave them confidence and space to help them find the person they were always meant to be.

Did you know?
CYT bought a new warehouse. This was an expensive step, but our CYT Board members look beyond today to the future and this move will save rental funds that can then be used to serve our students. The new warehouse will need a new loading dock, which will save time and energy for all our sets parents who already put in 100s of hours of volunteer time. We need your help to build it!

CYT is so much more than a theater company; it is a ministry. From providing family friendly entertainment, to providing a safe environment for children to grow emotionally and spiritually, CYT is a place where we do everything for the audience of ONE. Using our gifts from the Creator to bring Him honor, some students find Jesus for the very first time. Please partner with us as we change lives, ONE stage at a time.

As we enter our 22nd year of providing quality theatrical education and family friendly entertainment, I want to share with you the unique opportunity we have to reach children, families, and communities in your backyard.

CYT Chicago currently employs 12 full-time office staff members and 16 chapter coordinators for the 6,000+ students who walk through our doors, as well as their parents and the 65,000 patrons we serve each year.

CYT’s mission is to provide a community which is affordable to families. With the increasing costs of venue rentals, show rights, and warehouse repairs, CYT’s charges do not cover all our costs. We rely on generous donors to provide the difference.

This year our goal is to turn our focus onto the One: the one student, the one family, and the audience of One. 

In Matthew 18, Jesus tells us a story: “What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish.”

Our Letter Writing campaign helps CYT Chicago cover our costs, keep our prices down and provide scholarships so all children and families can join our community.

In the theme of all about the one, this year’s goal is $35,000, the approximate cost it takes to put on ONE show.

Join us and help us reach one more student, one more family, and offer one more scholarship.

The CYT Chicago Community 

CYT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all gifts are tax deductible. After you donate, you will be able to print a confirmation receipt to use for verification of your charitable donation on your taxes.

14 Donors

$11,650.00 Raised


Goal: $35,000.00

Recent Activity:

Date / Time Amount Name(s) Message
12/17/18 @ 8:42am $500.00 Charles Fuller
For Cavan and Sierra
1/14/19 @ 7:55pm $50.00 Cheryl Schepp
CYT, what a blessing ♰
1/15/19 @ 7:57am $50.00 Anonymous
1/15/19 @ 8:45am $25.00 Anonymous
1/15/19 @ 9:55am $25.00 Anonymous
1/15/19 @ 12:36pm $50.00 Julie Mildren-Schepp
For all the great shows to come.
1/16/19 @ 7:39pm $100.00 Anonymous
1/16/19 @ 9:14pm $25.00 Anonymous
1/17/19 @ 5:39pm $25.00 Anonymous