CHICAGO – Little City celebrated its 60th anniversary in style Saturday at The Drake Hotel, raising well over $500,000 for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The elegant event attended by 320 people honored the pioneers of Little City and the incredible growth of the nonprofit into one of the nation’s premier service providers for … read more
Little City celebrated its history in a big way Saturday, March 3, 2018, as 350 people attended Little City’s Annual Dinner Gala at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago and raised over $714,000 for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The special evening honored Little City’s founding families, who came together in 1959 to start the … read more
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
If it takes a village to raise a child, it certainly helps for the village to have a Chikiya “CeCe” Jones. Chikiya, a family stabilization specialist at Little City, plays an essential role in the foster care program, making sure children adjust to their new families, stay on track and are equipped for the … read more
By shopping through iGive.com and making Little City your charity of choice, the merchants you shop online at this holiday season and throughout the year will donate a percentage of the sale to us. It all adds up, with donation percentages ranging from 1.6% at online stores like Bloomingdales and Walmart, to 5.2% at Chicago … read more
Syed is one of the many remarkable children that reside at Little City’s ChildBridge Center for Group-Home Living. His enthusiasm and upbeat personality cannot go unnoticed. Today, we’d like to share one of his inspiring stories. On April 23, Syed went in for a scheduled operation at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital … read more
Children with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities have been increasing their skills by utilizing different applications on iPads throughout the school year at Little City’s ChildBridge Center for Education. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Little City is sharing apps that benefit children with autism and other disabilities. These apps have helped individuals … read more
Join us Sunday, November 3 at the Hot Chocolate Walk for Little City! Support Little City while enjoying chocolate fondue and hot chocolate at the greatest post-race party! The Hot Chocolate Walk for Little City is a family event, with many fun post-race activities for children of all ages including a large Kid Zone and … read more
Today, autism affects one out of 50 children throughout the nation. Over 80 percent of children at Little City have pervasive developmental disabilities, including autism, Asperger syndrome and other diagnoses on the autism spectrum. Last April, Little City raised awareness surrounding autism as they worked to “Light the City Blue.” Throughout the month of April, … read more
Enjoy a burger and support Little City! Join Little City Board Member David Pfau at Kuma’s Corner (2900 W Belmont Ave) on May 31 at 8 p.m. Little City has been chosen as the Charity of the Month and artwork is available for purchase.
APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day Join us as we “Light the City Blue” and raise awareness for autism. Here’s how you can get involved in: -Install Blue light bulbs -Share the Light the City Blue logo on your Facebook page -Wear Blue clothing -Print our flyer and post … read more
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