F.I.S.T. 10th Anniversary Celebration and Road Rally

F.I.S.T. 10th Year Anniversary Celebration - PRESS RELEASE


F.I.S.T., Inc. announces its 10th Year Anniversary Celebration to be held in Lake County, Illinois, Saturday May 11, 2019. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting formerly incarcerated individuals to reenter society and navigate a new path to personal success. 


Events will include a Scavenger Hunt Road Rally throughout Lake County, Illinois where participants will compete for cash prizes. Overlapping the Road Rally will be entertainment, music, food, 50/50 raffles, and speakers from within the community. The event program will highlight the ever-changing and evolving impact  F.I.S.T. has made in the Lake County community the last 10 years; celebrating all the successes, big and small.


“There has never been a more important time to support the formerly incarcerated,” said Joe Schmitt, Founder and President of F.I.S.T., Inc. As the population of “senior” men being released grows, their needs are far greater, considering their incarceration on average is 15-20 years. When you factor in changes in technology, lack of education, the hustle and bustle of society in general, one can only imagine how stressful it can be to acclimate back into society. Just trying to accomplish the basics of obtaining proper identification, medical and mental health services are overwhelming. This is where we rely on the support of all communities to help us raise awareness and funds, so that we can continue to provide these much needed services.”


To become a sponsor, volunteer services, donate or learn more about attending the event, please contact F.I.S.T at (224) 399-0999. You can also find more information and register online for the Scavenger Hunt Road Rally on our website; www.fistinc.org.


F.I.S.T., Inc.

680 S Genesee St

Waukegan, Il 60085

Phone 224-399-0999

Email: info.fistinc@gmail.org



Prison Pack for Christmas

On December 4th, 2018, F.I.S.T. residents and staff assisted Willow Creek Church with their annual “Prison Pack” where 78,000 Christmas bags were packaged, boxed, palletized and loaded onto trucks for delivery to every inmate in the Illinois Prison System. Most of our residents received a bag while incarcerated, and it was an awesome opportunity to give back.