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Volunteer Donates New Bike to Resident

Josh can get plenty of mileage out of Marivel Escatel’s unique and generous donation. Marivel recently discovered Little City for the first time when she took the opportunity to volunteer as part of Liberty Mutual’s “Serve with Liberty” day that allows employees to give back to the community. Marivel initially chose Little City because of the mission, but … read more

Lou Malnati’s Makes a Special Delivery

Tanya Sypersky was a Lou Malnati’s waitress with an idea. With a sister at Little City’s Countryside Center, Tanya worked to have the Lou Malnati’s Schaumburg crew to come to Little City for a day of volunteering. Six months later, Tanya was interning at Little City. Four months after that, she was a Little City … read more

Little City Special Olympics Set Gold Standard

It would not be a stretch to call Kevin the most powerful Special Olympian in Illinois. After all, he recorded the heaviest deadlift in the state this year at 450 pounds. But his power doesn’t just come from brute strength. His power comes from the process. “These guys work hard all year,” said Tim Lahart, … read more

Ballyhoo Brigade How it All Started

Outcomes, indicators, indicators, outcomes and the drumbeat goes on and on and nothing ever gets done. One of the silliest uses of the word outcome is when it gets confused with the word goal. When people ask me what are the outcomes for something before it happens, I scratch my head and say I’ll tell … read more

Little City Star Shines on Stage and in Life

For Lindsey, the whole world is a stage. Lindsey’s love of acting has been a part of her as long as she can remember and she has used that passion to make her dreams become a reality. Lindsey has had the opportunity to play some of her favorite characters thanks to “UPS for DownS” – a … read more

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

“Little City uses an affirming message – that it’s a good world, there’s a place for my kids in the world and Little City will help them find it.”

Rachel, mother of children receiving home-based support services