Big Brothers Big Sisters

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Whiteside County


506 W. 4th St.

Sterling IL 61081


Children’s Art Preservation Association (CAPA) 

CAPA is a not–for-profit organization, that devotes its resources to preserving and displaying the art of Children in the Morrison Community, sponsors activities that promote and encourage participation in the visual arts, supports the work of local artists and partners with local schools to create programs/curriculum that expand instruction and appreciation of the visual arts in our schools.

P.O. Box 45

Morrison, Illinois 61270

(815) 772-7657 Ph


Friends of the Parks Foundation

Friends of the Parks Foundation was formed in 1997 to assist the City of Morrison in providing park and recreation opportunities for the community. Among their efforts are bike rodeos, free bicycle helmets for school children, annual family bike rides and a bicycle safety program. Their current focus is assisting in the development of the Morrison Rockwood Recreational Trail.

P.O. Box 24

Morrison, Illinois 61270

(815) 772-7506 Ph


Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois

A non-profit organization providing the Girl Scout Experience by building girls of courage, confidence and character that make the world a better place. Girl Scouts welcomes all girls in Kindergarten through grade 12.

229 1st Avenue, Suite 1

Rock Falls, IL 61071

(815) 997-5100 Ph


Hospice of the Rock River Valley

For more than 30 years we have been serving residents of Lee, Whiteside, Bureau, Carroll and Ogle counties providing nursing, social work, volunteer and bereavement services to the terminally ill and their families.  All services provided to our patients and families are at no cost to them.

2600 N. Locust Street

Sterling, IL  61081

(815) 625-3858 Ph


Morrison Community Day Care Center

We provide high quality supervised care for children with programs and activities designed to promote healthy development.  Areas of focus include self-expression, preschool academics, large and fine motor development, and the introduction and practice of social skills.  Childcare is provided to infants and children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old.  Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack are provided.  Hours of operation are M-F 6:00 am – 5:30 pm.

100 E. Lincolnway

Morrison, Illinois 61270

(815) 772-3707 Ph


Morrison Historical Society

The Morrison Historical Society collects, preserves, studies, interprets, and exhibits significant materials relating to Morrison’s growth and development, while providing educational services for the purpose of increasing and enriching public knowledge. The society also operates Morrison’s Heritage Museum, open May thru Thanksgiving; Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

202 E. Lincolnway

Morrison, Illinois 61270

(815) 772-8889 Ph


Morrison Lions Foundation, NFP

The Morrison Lions Club provides support to the Morrison community for those families who can’t afford eyeglasses or hearing aids, promoting diabetes awareness, and other local service projects.  The Morrison Lions Club meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at noon at Happy Joe’s.

Meets at 109 W. Main Street

Morrison, Illinois 61270

Morrison Rotary Club

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, club service, community service, vocational service, and international service. The Morrison Rotary Club meets Wednesdays at 12:10 p.m. at Windsor Manor, 403 Scenic Street, Morrison (up the hill from Dairy Queen).

Meets at 403 Scenic Street

Morrison, Illinois 61270


Morrison Schools Foundation

The mission of the Morrison Schools Foundation is to enhance the education of our students by raising funds to enable greater educational opportunities, and strengthen our community by promoting the engagement of our residents, businesses and alumni in our schools. We believe that all students regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, or socio-economic status deserve the best education the community can deliver. With the parents, teacher, businesses, alumni, and the school district community working together toward a common goal of the strongest school district possible, our children and the community of Morrison will both reap the rewards of success.


Northwestern Illinois Center for Independent Living

We are a community-based, non-residential organization, dedicated to enhancing the options available to people with disabilities, so they may choose and maintain individualized and satisfying lifestyles.

412 Locust Street

Sterling, Illinois 61081

(815) 625-7860 Ph

(815) 625-7876 Fax


United Way of Whiteside County

Locally-based, volunteer-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting quality health and human service programs that meet the needs of Whiteside County residents and works to improve community conditions.

P.O. Box 806

Sterling, Illinois  61081

(815) 625-7973 Ph

(815) 625-0447 Fax