Small But Mighty



Founded in 2010 by Ann Marie Mathis, Keeping Families Covered (formerly Twice As Nice Mother & Child) was built with the goal of connecting families with basic needs.


Parenting is challenging, but it is even more difficult when

you lack the necessities. 


Since our inception, we have fostered partnerships with over 30 social service agencies and now provide help to over 1,800 children each month...and counting. With just 14 team members who commit over 4,000 hours of service each year, our organization is small but mighty.

Founder & Executive Director

As a mother of seven, Ann Marie Mathis understands the challenge of caring for young children. That challenge is compounded when access to basic necessities is unobtainable. Ann Marie believes that all parents should be able to provide their children with basic needs—and that is why she started Twice as Nice d/b/a Keeping Families Covered. Armed with a M.S. and B.S. in organizational leadership, and over 20 years of experience in the corporate world, Ann Marie started the organization in an effort to make a difference and help families in crisis, ensuring that donations were delivered to those who needed them most.

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Meet Our Board of Directors

We are expanding our board!

Want to join our team?

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Our Memberships, Affiliations & Community Supporters

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Alliance for Period Supplies 


Grand Foundation

National Diaper Bank Network

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The Alliance for Human Services

Gurnee, Grayslake & Waukegan Exchange Club

Gurnee Chamber of Commerce

Bernie's Book Bank


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BNI Referrals Express

Help Them To Hope, Inc.

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Waukegan Chamber of Commerce 

Caring Women's Connection

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Keeping Families Covered 2021 ©

Tax ID Number: 27-3434770

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3250-B N. Oak Grove Ave.

Waukegan, IL 60087

Keeping Families Covered is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit recognized by the IRS.