2022 Autumn Tapestry

It has always been through the generous support of friends like you that this mission has worked to change the lives of hundreds of individuals with disabilities every single day. And this Autumn edition of the Tapestry is no different – it is another joyful demonstration of what you do to move this mission forward.

In this edition, you can read about how the community around us came together to create a Field of Dreams; how our annual Golf Classic raised vital funds for our aging residents; the start of a record-breaking school year; and so much more!

Click the stories below to read more about how you are helping individuals with disabilities challenge, create, and change throughout their lifetimes! 

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A note from our Chief Executive Officer, Marie Newman

What a wonderful summer it has been at Little City. It is incredible to think about how much we’ve accomplished in the span of just a few short months. I have had the privilege of getting to know so many of the hard-working staff, generous donors and committed families over my first summer and they truly are the people who make . . .


Josh Exceeded Expectations Because of YOU

New school year signals opportunity for all to learn!

It had been 10 years since brothers Nick and Eddie had the chance to experience a first day of school. That changed on Aug. 8th when the brothers walked through the doors of Little City’s ChildBridge Center for Education with smiles on their faces and ready to learn. Nick and Eddie are just two of the record-setting 43 students . . .


Students THRIVE with a unique program!

Little City has been a vibrant community for individuals with disabilities for more than 60 years and what makes it vibrant is what you do to help innovate our mission and continually meet the growing needs of those we serve. Your latest vibrant innovation? The Little City THRIVE program (Teaching, Healing, Realizing Individual Victories Everyday) – a first of its kind in the state of Illinois!


Lakeside Story

Little City gets its own Field of Dreams!

It was the summer of softball at Little City as the Palatine campus received a huge renovation that transformed the old field into a true diamond! Elk Grove-based Midwest Field Solutions spearheaded the ambitious project, donating more than $30,000 worth of material, labor, and equipment to turn a field that had become overgrown with broken fences and benching into a pristine field with fresh sand, new benches, and a repaired backstop and surrounding fencing.


Golf Classic raises funds to support aging residents

More than 160 golfers came together for the 2023 Little City Invitational to raise money that will help Little City’s aging residents receive the vital renovations they need to live in their homes safely and comfortably for years to come. One of Chicagoland’s longest-running charitable golf outings, the Little City Invitational once again drew a great crowd thanks to the beautiful Twin Orchard Country Club in Long Grove.


Be a champion for individuals with disabilities!

When you join Little City’s Circle of Love, it is not just about what you do today . . . it’s about what you can do all year long for individuals with disabilities! Making a monthly donation is more than just a recurring gift – you become a champion for hundreds of individuals at Little City!


Upcoming Events


Saturday, September 30, 2023 | Busse Woods | Elk Grove Village, IL

Grab your sneakers and rally your friends for the 4th Annual Little City Hero Walk! Register today and start fundraising to help create more opportunities for individuals with disabilities. And don’t miss out on an EXCLUSIVE Hero Walk t-shirt designed by Little City artist, John King!


Friday, October 20, 2023 | Bank of America Tower | 110 North Wacker, Chicago

Grab your seat now and go ALL IN! for individuals with disabilities at our Little City Poker Tournament & Casino Night! Hosted at the Bank of America Tower in the heart of Chicago, it’ll be an exciting night filled with Texas Hold ‘Em and casino games with incredible prizes at stake and a gourmet buffet from Gibson’s!