Lincoln's Legacy of Giving

PO Box 8473

Springfield, IL 62791

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© 2019 by Lincoln's Legacy of Giving.

Our Charities

The 2020 Legacy of Giving Music Festival returns, with everything you've grown to love and more! Join the biggest charity festival Springfield has to offer, with 60+ musical acts across 5 stages, a vendor fair, free children's area, yummy food, cold drinks, and multiple events occurring throughout the city.  We donated over $50,000 + in our first 3 years to area charities- with your attendance and support we aim to increase that amount each year. Spread the word and support local music, art, businesses- and non-profit entities who really help make our community thrive.

What do volunteers do? *You're asked to sign up for one four hour shift but you can sign up for more if you'd like.*

  • Sell tickets (for food and beer)

  • Check ID's/Accept admission money

  • Pour/Sell beer

  • Work in the children's area

  • Perform clean up duties

  • Help with the 5k/10k on Saturday morning, June 6th.

Any questions, please contact Kelly here:



Our 2019 Charities


American Cancer Society of Illinois Special Friends Program.Through the American Cancer Society Special Friends program, children with cancer and their siblings are each matched with medical students, who provide support and friendship to the children without being directly involved in the medical aspects of their treatment. Medical students are paired with their special friends based on outside interests and hobbies. In return, medical students gain personal perspectives and valuable insights into the course of children’s illnesses over an extended period of time through involvement with children and their families. These activities provide an important opportunity for children undergoing treatment and for their siblings to be able to smile, laugh and play with other children in similar situations.The Special Friends program utilizes Med Students (2nd-4th years) from SIU School of Medicine.


Friends of Sangamon County Animal Control works to find new, loving homes and families for abandoned and homeless pets in Sangamon County. Friends of SCAC subsidizes adoption fees, pays for medical care for pets in residence at SCAC-AC, pays for training and assessment of dogs, and participates in community outreach to enhance awareness of SCAC-AC and the adoptable pets in residence there.


Helping Paw Project assists people who genuinely want to adopt elderly dogs, but are hesitant because of unexpected medical needs at some point. For adopters who can afford the day-to-day costs of food, heart worm and flea preventative, and routine vet care, this program is available for those unanticipated needs.


Vision for Hope From a Journey that began in 1957, Hope continues to be committed to the single mission of developing new ways to educate, treat and care for children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. Hope is a place where children facing extraordinary cognitive, physical and emotional challenges learn, live and thrive. Hope programs impact more thousands of Illinois children and their families each year.


MidState Mayhem Roller Derby is Springfield, Illinois’ all-female, skater operated, non-profit, amateur roller derby league. MMRD is committed to empowering women through sisterhood, sportswomanship, and personal growth, both on and off the track. MMRD aims to be a vital part of the Springfield area community, seeking opportunities to support and promote local charities, sports, and businesses. Through the sport of roller derby, MMRD offers a supportive environment that challenges women mentally and physically, in turn enriching the lives of their members and the community.


MERCY Communities is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing the crisis of family homelessness. They help homeless and at-risk women with children find the resources they need to provide a safe place for themselves and their families. Since 1999 they have served roughly 1000 individuals (moms and their children). MERCY Communities has grown from providing 10 units of housing in 1999 to 26 units in 2016. In fiscal year 2017, MERCY Communities housed and supported 52 mothers with 101 children.


Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault has a two-fold purpose: to alleviate the suffering of sexual assault victims and to prevent sexual violence. They assist men, women, children and their families through the trauma of sexual violence by providing emergency room response, medical advocacy and counseling. Prairie Center uses the power of public education to change community attitudes about the causes and consequences of sexual violence and advocates for victim rights in the law enforcement and criminal justice systems. Their prevention education programs focus on reducing the likelihood of sexual victimization, particularly in the lives of children and adolescents


Sojourn Shelter & Services, Inc provides emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence. In addition to a safe place to stay, they offer individual counseling and educational group services. They provide community referrals and advocacy for clients. They also have a confidential, 24-hour hotline for emergencies and support.

WILD Canine Rescue (WILD) was founded in July 2016 by a group of friends who are committed and passionate women that are WILD about dogs! They are bonded over a WILD love of dogs and a desire to help shelter animals. Their goal is to bridge the gap between local animal shelters in central Illinois, and foster based rescues nationally to facilitate placement of local dogs in urgent situations (homeless, abandoned, neglected or abused). WILD has grown to be one of the largest rescues in our area. Like their page to get updates!

Our 2018 Charities

Our 2017 Charities