As the COVID-19 virus continues to rapidly spread throughout the country, those at Little City are at a heightened risk.

People with developmental and intellectual disabilities are more vulnerable in times of crisis. That is only amplified considering 60% of Little City adult residents are over the age of 50 and live in homes based in larger communities.

Our caregivers work in the homes with our residents every day, providing the care and support that is needed.

To meet the great need for implementing all the health, safety and preventative measures that are required, we desperately need your help, in a variety of ways.


How to help


Little City has always been dependent on the generosity of our supporters, and as fundraising events have been postponed as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, the supports we offer will be at risk without additional donations. Donate today to help us during this Coronavirus crisis.



Push for funding for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities at a state and federal level. It is vital that you tell your representatives why increased funding makes a difference for our individuals and the people who care for them.

Raise your voice

Shop on Amazon

Make a difference while you shop for essentials! Shop through and select Little City Foundation as your charity. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your purchases back to Little City. Prices and products are the same.

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Buy off our wish list

Because our individuals are spending more time in their homes, we are looking for certain items to support them. We’ve created a wish list on Amazon with items that are needed.

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Donate supplies

Donate cleaning supplies, gently used electronics, and more. Email to coordinate.

Send Care Packages

Our individuals need connection now more than ever! Send a care package with a card, activities, and more to 1760 W. Algonquin Rd. Palatine, IL 60067.

“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