The new year is a time of reflection, connection and celebrating the things that bring us together as friends and family. Our shared passion for helping people with developmental & intellectual disabilities receive the opportunities and support they deserve is what brings us together and it has led to incredible achievements in 2022.
From a new day services center in Grayslake for adults to breaking ground for two new children’s homes at the Duffey Family Children’s Village and everything in between, this mission has taken important strides in reaching new heights because of friends and donors like you.
In this edition of the Tapestry, we reflect on how your belief, commitment and generosity towards this mission has made all of this past year’s accomplishments – both big and small – a reality.
The work that you helped accomplish in 2022 has set the stage for an even bigger 2023.
MEET AANAV: THE STORY OF HOPEFULNESS
Aanav is just one of the many new faces who started at Little City’s ChildBridge Center for Education this year. Despite being one of the youngest students in the school, Aanav has already taken on a leadership role in his first few months at Little City….
CENTER FOR THE ARTS RELAUNCHES AND EXPANDS
Little City’s award-winning Center for the Arts is making its long-awaited comeback. After a years-long closure due to COVID-19, the Center for the Arts is scheduled to officially begin operations again in January with a new look and new approach…
LITTLE CITY LEADS THE WAY WITH THRIVE PROGRAM
Little City’s ChildBridge Center for Education has launched the THRIVE program – specifically designed to serve students who have high intensity behaviors and are at-risk of being placed in institutional settings…
FOSTER CARE EXPANDS TO MEET GROWING NEED
The Little City Foster Care & Adoption program was on the move in 2022, opening two new offices that helped them double the number of families they serve…
RESIDENTIAL HOLIDAY PARTIES
Little City got in the holiday spirit this December, enjoying holiday parties in both the children’s and adult programs…
Year in Review: 2022
This year was nothing short of impactful for hundreds of individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities – each being provided with the best options and opportunities to grow, integrated education environments to thrive, safe homes to learn life skills, and so much more! Relive the last 12 months with us and all that you helped accomplish for the hundreds that we serve together every day!
2023 ANNUAL DINNER GALA
Saturday, April 22, 2023 | The Palmer House | 17 E Monroe St, Chicago
As we look forward to the bright future that lies ahead of Little City, we honor and celebrate our deep history of providing hope and opportunity for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. And this year, we are privileged to honor Little City’s, Executive Director, Shawn Jeffers, whose unforgettable journey here spans two decades.
60TH ANNUAL LITTLE CITY INVITATIONAL GOLF CLASSIC
Monday, June 19, 2023 | Twin Orchard Country Club | Long Grove, IL
Join us for one of the signature charity events of the summer, the Little City Invitational Golf Classic! Come out to Twin Orchard Country Club in Long Grove for a day of golf while assisting Little City in raising much-needed awareness and funds for children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.
4TH ANNUAL LITTLE CITY HERO WALK
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023 | Busse Woods | Elk Grove Village, IL
Mark your calendars as we gather at Busse Woods for a celebratory walk. Every step you take will help empower Little City participants, so create a team, encourage your friends and family to join you, and start raising money for children and adults in need!
POKER TOURNAMENT & CASINO NIGHT
Friday, Sept. 22, 2023 | Bank of America Tower | 110 North Wacker, Chicago
Save the date for our next 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!
More details coming soon!