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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

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

Astellas helps Little City ‘Change Tomorrow’

Nicole Sasanuma knew the mosaic she was helping make for Little City’s Center for the Arts was much more than an art project. Nicole, one of roughly 150 volunteers from Astellas who came to Little City during her company’s “Changing Tomorrow Day,” has a cousin with Down syndrome and knows how helpful a place like … read more

Little City Hosted 250 volunteers from Discover and Chicago Cares

  Little City gratefully hosted 250 volunteers from Discover and Chicago Cares who made needed upgrades to our Little City campus in Palatine. The volunteers, who came to the campus on Sept. 9, completed a variety of tasks including building picnic tables, constructing planter beds, painting sheds, assisting with vinyl teardown and preparing for future … read more

Little City Becomes Certified Service Enterprise

“Less than 15% of organizations nationwide can be characterized as a Certified Service Enterprise.” said Shawn Jeffers, Little City Executive Director. “As one of ten non-profit organizations to participate and complete the training, we are very proud to have been recognized by the distinguished Points of Light. The ultimate benefit is that for every $1 … read more

Adult Transition Students Assemble Thanksgiving Baskets for Home-Based Families

Over 30 families in Little City’s home-based support program received Thanksgiving food baskets, thanks largely to students from Hoffman Estates High School’s Adult Transition Program South at Higgins Educational Center. The students collected nonperishable food items over the past several weeks and assembled the baskets Nov. 19. The baskets were given to families in Little … read more

Harper College Students Prep and Plant Little City Garden

Little City is delighted to share the following, which appeared on Harper College’s website and is posted here with permission. Photos courtesy of Amy Bandman. By Amy Bandman, Sustainability Coordinator, Harper College Students from Harper College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa have partnered with local nonprofit Little City to create a vegetable garden that will … read more

Omron Volunteer Project

Omron Volunteers with Little City Senior Population

In the beginning of May, Omron celebrated its Founders Day in which employees worldwide volunteered their time to give back to their local communities. During this time, 32 employees from Omron chose to support Little City. Groups of volunteers performed activities with Little City’s senior population over two days. On May 7, Omron employees volunteered … 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