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Learn more about each of our important programs that work to transform the lives of "pit bulls" and children, as well as those living with MS.  Our programs are the backbone of our organization and drive our mission.


We love a good event and hope that you will join us at one of our fun filled fundraisers this year! 

If you are interested in hosting a fundraiser or helping us plan, or if you have an item to donate to our auction and raffles, please reach out!


The Bryan and Amanda BIckell Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and every tax-deductible dollar donated goes directly to our mission of creating awareness for "pit bull" type dogs and working with them to assist formerly abused children. 



The Bryan & Amanda Bickell Foundation works to create a positive cycle of awareness through "pit bull" type dogs that were once the victims of neglect, abuse, or abandonment. These dogs are often misunderstood and mistreated as a result of their name. We work to promote these dogs for adoption or to aid in their rescue through our Bick's "Pit" program. We also work to educate the public about "pit bulls" while providing services to low-income "pit bull" owners through our Chicago Loves "Pits" program. By working with "pit bulls" who are rescued or adopted and have overcome abuse or bullying, we then focus on promoting the human-animal bond by bringing certified therapy "pit bulls" together with children who have been the victim of abuse through our Paws for Strength program. Last, we provide fully trained service dogs to individuals living with Multiple Sclerosis free of charge through our MS Service Dog program.

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