Celebrating 60 years

Little City, Big Cause!

On Oct. 1, 1959, a group of parents opened a revolutionary, safe place for their children with developmental disabilities. This place, Little City, planted the seed for what would become a vibrant community sixty years later. Little did they know that Little City would not only become a place of care, but a community that unlocks potential.

As we celebrate sixty years of transformation and inspiration, we also celebrate our growth. Today, we support over 1,400 children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. Help us continue to grow by donating to our first annual Day of Giving campaign and spread the word on social media using #LCDayofGiving.

The day kicks off at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1 and ends 1,959 minutes later on Oct. 2 at 2:40 p.m.

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Ways to Give

Start a Facebook fundraiser

Facebook fundraisers are a great way to connect your friends to Little City. By raising awareness and funds for Little City, you help us spread the word about our nonprofit, all while supporting the programs that help our individuals thrive.

Start a Facebook fundraiser 


Create a fundraising team

Want to start a fundraising page through Little City instead? Start a page and gain access to tools to accept online donations, email friends and family, connect  through social media, and track your fundraising efforts.

Create your team

Donate directly to Little City

Your donation makes a difference in the lives of individuals. To make a gift by phone, please call 847-221-7810. To make a gift by mail, please mail checks to Little City, 1610 Colonial Parkway, Inverness, IL 60067.

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The impact of giving

Luke has lived at Little City for 51 years, since he was a child. Luke’s father was one of the founding families of Little City. Luke’s grown from a child to a senior at Little City. Throughout Luke’s time at Little City, he has become an award winning artist.

Tim moved to Little City a few years ago at age 11. Tim lives in the Duffey Children’s Village, a home tailored to his needs.

Give this #LCDayofGiving to celebrate and support Luke and the next generation of children like Tim.

“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