Little City receives nearly $3,000 grant from Comcast Foundation
Comcast NBCUniversal shows continued support to Little City through grant as part of Comcast Cares Day.
The gift is part of Comcast NBCUniversal’s continued support of Little City, which includes the annual Comcast Cares Day that provides more than 100,000 volunteers making a difference at more than 930 project sites nationwide.
This year, Comcast NBCUniversal provided more than 50 volunteers to help beautify Little City’s 56-acre Palatine campus.
“Little City is privileged to be one of the hundreds of organizations the Comcast Foundation supports both financially and through volunteer work,” said Shawn Jeffers, executive director of Little City. “This grant and their service better positions Little City to provide world-class services for people with developmental disabilities.”
Comcast Cares Day began in 2001 with 6,100 volunteers improving 110 project sites. Since then, more than 700,000 volunteers have contributed more than 4 million service hours to improve 6,800 projects in the United States and around the world. Comcast Cares Day is a celebration of Comcast’s year-round commitment to service, and tradition that has grown into the largest single-day corporate volunteer event in the country.
Being a leader for 59 years, Little City continues to be inspirational and transformational in developing its 56-acre therapeutic community in Palatine. From a modest beginning of three homes and 16 residents primarily with Down syndrome, Little City has grown into a recognized leader offering a wide array of innovative services to more than 1,000 clients weekly. In addition to the Palatine location, Little City has a Community Services Office in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood, adult service centers in Palatine and Waukegan, and 13 adult community homes and one children’s group home located throughout suburban Cook and DuPage Counties.
Today, Little City’s comprehensive program portfolio includes vocational training and employment placement, foster care and adoption, home-based family support, health and wellness, recreation and therapeutic activities, disability awareness and community education, a day school and an award-winning arts program. Visit www.littlecity.org.