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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. We believe that every parent should be able to provide 

their children, and loved ones, with the basics they need to thrive. 


Since our inception, we have fostered partnerships with over 70 social service agencies and now provide help to thousands of families each month. With just 26 team members who commit over 3,000 hours of service each year, our organization is small but mighty.

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Founder & CEO

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 the basics they need to thrive—and that is why she started 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 essentials were delivered to those who needed them most.

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Meet Our Board of Directors

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Kate Cosyns

Senior Program Manager Business Technology Global Corporate Trust and Custody

U.S. Bank

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Heather Nordin

Senior Manager 


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Lalena Zoe Magnetta

Senior Training Specialist


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Jan Leasure

Division Vice President

Diamond Residential Mortgage


Michael Mathis


Atturo Tire Corporation

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Susan Rappin

Vice President of Global Marketing 

Ameda, Inc.

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Andrew Orozco

Community Engagement

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Waukegan Police Department

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Angela Castaneda

Private Banking Officer  

First Bank Chicago

Meet Our Waukegan Team

Meet Our McHenry Team

Claire Fair
Barb Dolmon
Janet Pickett
Nancy Shanahan

Our Memberships, Affiliations, & Community Supporters

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Gurnee & Grayslake Exchange Club

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Agency Partnes

Our Community Partners

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