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Little City’s Young Professionals Group (YPG) Partners with Leading Chicago Restaurants for People with Disabilities

The Young Professionals Group of Little City Foundation will host its annual “Food Frenzy” in support of hundreds of children and adults with autism and other disabilities

With a goal of networking and raising awareness and funds for children and adults served by Little City, hundreds of young professionals will gather at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 10 at Loft on Lake located at 1366 W. Lake St. in Chicago.

“We’re pleased that we have such a dedicated group of ‘tomorrow’s leaders’ advocating for such a worthy cause,” commented Little City Foundation Volunteer Manager and YPG Liaison Kathryn Nelson.  “Networking for a good cause is beneficial for not just our large community of young professionals but for those we advocate for as well—hundreds of our most vulnerable citizens.”

The Little City Food Frenzy will feature exclusive delicacies from Chicago’s hottest restaurants including:

Belgian Ale Tasting by Goose Island Beer Company serves as the Beer Sponsor and Wine Sponsors include:Terlato Wine Group, Connoisseur Wines and Candoni Wines. Entertainment will be provided by “Who Knew” returning for a second year.

Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for coveted prizes, participate in the hit “Mystery Wine Game” and network with other Chicago young professionals.

In addition to valuable networking opportunities, registration includes unlimited food and drink; tickets are still available for $75 dollars ($35 dollars of which is tax deductible) at: www.littlecity.org/frenzy.
Little City thanks the following event sponsors: The Lefkofsky Family Foundation, The Gordon H. & Karen M. Millner Family Foundation, Richard Berger, Alyse Hockfield & Timur Eligulashvili, David & Pamela Hirschfield, Aaron & Dana Rice, Rachael Rose & Dennis Rohn, Paul Shessler, le Fixe, and Periodontal and Implant Associates of Greater Washington.
For information on how to join the Young Professionals Group of Little City Foundation, contact Kathryn Nelson, manager of volunteer services at 847-221-7804 or ypg@littlecity.org or visit www.littlecity.org/ypg.
To register for the event, visit www.littlecity.org/ypg/frenzy.

About Little City
Being a leader for 60 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 15 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.


Tina Maraccini, Director of Communications & Marketing
Phone: (847) 221-7855

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