"Each new life...

No matter how fragile or brief...

Forever changes the world."

Contact Because of Cody...

815-293-SIDS (7437)            Email:  info@becauseofcody.org             PO Box 24, Bourbonnais, IL 60914

Because of Cody... in the Community

Because of Cody... believes in showing community support so we try to help out where we can. 

Because of Cody... has donated SIDS Awareness Baby Baskets to several organizations for basket raffles.

  • St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary
  • Gibson City Hospital Auxiliary
  • Mattea's Joy
  • Tri-City Thunder Softball Team

Because of Cody... supports Mattea's Joy, another local not-for-profit organization.  Mattea's Joy is a wonderful organization which provides meals monthly to families that have children at the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital as well as the Ronald McDonald House near Comer Children's Hospital.  Care Packages are brought to the families at the hospital.  They also provide transfer packages to local families who are transferred to Comer from Riverside and St. Mary's Hospitals in Kankakee.  Those packages contain parking stickers, a food gift card, gas card and directions & tips from parents who have been there before.  They are doing wonderful work!  Click on the link to go to Mattea's Joy website to see all the wonderful things they are doing!

Proclamations declaring October, Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Month and SIDS Awareness Month have taken place in both the Villages of Bourbonnais and Bradley.  It is great to have the support of our local government.

Because of Cody... has donated to the Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School's Athletic Department Winter Fundraiser numerous times.  They money they raised from this yearly fundraiser is donated to local needy families. 

Because of Cody... has sponsored softball teams for the past 4 years through our local recreational softball facility, BBYSL.  In 2009 Because of Cody... sponsored a 14U team coached by Dawn and Kelly (both board members).  That team took 2nd place in the season.  In 2010 Because of Cody... sponsored a 14U team and an 18U team.  Kelly coached one of the teams and Dawn the other.  Both teams took 1st place that year.  Because of Cody... sponsored 18U teams in 2011, 2012 and 2013.  There have been several perks to sponsoring softball teams at BBYSL.  We have had so many amazing young ladies who have been touched and honored to play for a team that represents what Because of Cody... stands for.  We have been able to educate players, parents & families within the league, because people are curious what Because of Cody... is.  It has been the perfect opportunity to spread the word in a place where families spend a lot of their summer. 

Because of Cody... has also sponsored a travel softball team that Dawn and Kelly's daughters have played on.  Again, this has been a great avenue to educate people & spread the word about Because of Cody... and what they are doing!  To show their support for SIDS Awareness Month, Tri-City Thunder wore specially designed SIDS Awareness jerseys for one of the weekend tournaments in October 2012. 

Community Support


Dedicated businesses who provide continuous support

  • G&G Printing
  • Geoffrey Johns & Associates
  • Gibson City Community Hospital
  • Status Salon and Day Spa and Status for Men
  • Koehler Chiropractic
  • X-treme Promotional Products