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Hops for Humanity Donates Nearly $10,000 to Little City

There are many different ways to support Little City whether it is volunteering on campus, attending a special event or making a donation. The list of ways to support Little City got a little longer as drinking beer just made a big difference. Hops for Humanity recently donated nearly $10,000 to Little City as part … read more

Little City raises nearly $340,000 at Invitational Golf Classic

Roughly 220 golfers came out to Twin Orchard Country Club in Long Grove Monday to raise nearly $340,000 for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The 55th annual Little City Invitational Golf Classic was another successful chapter in one of Chicagoland’s longest running charity golf events. Of the $340,000 raised for Little City, $18,000 will … read more

Planting Seeds: Leo

It’s not just the flowers that grow at Little City’s Dorothy Rose Horticulture Center – it’s the people too. People like Leo, who had a hard time focusing and had some erratic behaviors before discovering all the benefits the Horticulture Program had to offer. It didn’t take long for Leo to channel his energy and … read more

The Coleman Foundation Home Opens its Doors

The Duffey Family Children’s Village continues its amazing growth as The Coleman Foundation Home opened its doors for eight residents earlier this year. The home is now the third in the village, increasing the number of residents in the new homes to 25 children who receive residential services at Little City. With a fourth home … read more

Food Frenzy Raises Money for Foster Care & Adoption Program

Little City Junior Board’s 9th Annual Food Frenzy was an incredible evening as more than $13,000 was raised to benefit Little City’s Foster Care & Adoption Program. The festive event took place May 4th at Low Res Studio in Chicago where attendees enjoyed gourmet food and drinks from the area’s hottest restaurants. Participating restaurants and … read more

15,000 youth in Illinois Foster Care system - Little City

The Jones siblings are getting adopted

  Ms. Smith* says for all individuals thinking about fostering, “don’t be afraid, just do it”. She believes if you open up your heart and give it a try, you have the opportunity to change a life. The Jones* siblings – Jenny, Josh, Jessie, and Jamie– have been living with their foster-mother, Ms. Smith for … read more

The Donor’s Corner: Joellen Hoesner

Donors help Little City in many ways. Whether contributions come in the form of financial gifts, time or talent, Little City relies on the incredible engagement of its supporters throughout the year. One of those special families played an important role in 2017 as Little City and the former Countryside Association looked to strengthen their … read more

Community Businesses Give Residents a Happy Holiday

Throughout the month of December, Little City resembled Santa’s workshop thanks to the extraordinary generosity of local community groups and area corporations. Organizations including Motorola, IKEA, Holy Family Community Church and a private donation from John Castiglione provided more than $30,000 worth of holiday gifts to those at Little City. Everything from toys to electronics … read more

Little City Celebrates the Holiday Season

  Christmas comes once a year, at least for most children. For some, it doesn’t come without the love and kindness of others, which was on full display at Little City’s Foster Care & Adoption Program holiday party. The celebration, at Faith United Methodist Church in Dolton, featured games, arts and crafts and some very … read more

Discover and Chicago Cares Volunteers Create Field of Dreams

Little City has its own field of dreams thanks to a team of hard-working volunteers from Discover. After years of deterioration, Little City’s softball field received the restoration it needed thanks to more than 200 Discover employees that arrived with enthusiasm to volunteer valuable time at Little City on Sept. 26. The project required a … read more

Earth Paint Can Help Your Walls Tell a Story

Every gallon of Earth Paint has a story. And each story has a bit of Little City mixed in. Earth Paint founder, Chris McCarthy, a Little City Junior Board member, has started one of the only businesses of its kind in the country — a paint recycling business that takes unwanted paint, re-engineers it and repackages it … read more

"There are so many capable and caring staff at Little City, past and present, who have helped Clifford. He has made a lot of progress in mastering his behavior."

Colleen, Mother of a child living in a ChildBridge Group Home