The Children’s Services Playground Construction
Our Children’s Services’ Playground opened in July! The sounds of happy children can be heard throughout the Oak-Leyden neighborhood on Chicago Avenue. Last summer the 2013 9/11 Charity LemonAid Stand raised over $30,000 for the playground.
Candlelight Bowl 2014 Highlights
On Saturday March 1st we held our 14th Annual Candlelight Bowl. Despite the heavy snow we had a wonderful turnout. There were tons of awesome raffle baskets and delicious food provided by Jimmy’s Place in Forest Park. The music had bowlers dancing in the lanes not to mention the fun crazy bowling that our Candlelight Bowl is known for. We surprised our bowlers with a mardi gras theme. If you’re looking for a fun activity to do with your friends and family mark your calendar for next year’s Candlelight Bowl it’s an event you don’t want to miss, with all of the proceeds to benefit our Early Intervention Program. Thanks to our “Perfect Game Sponsors” Chris Guillen Photography and Coplan+Crane as well as all of our other sponsors and volunteers.
To see all of the pictures from this year’s event, check out Chris Guillen’s facebook page for the link.
Event Season for Oak-Leyden!
We’re gearing up for two exciting events that will help raise funds and awareness for Oak-Leyden! Please consider supporting one or both of these:
Saturday, September 6th – Golf for Oak-Leyden at White Pines Golf Course. This event is being organized by Jason Rodriguez and his family, long-time friends of Oak-Leyden. For more information and to register, contact email@example.com, or click on the link www.golfoakleyden.weebly.com.
Friday, November 7th – Oak-Leyden’s 27th Annual Benefit, Oak-Toberfest, at Hofbrauhaus Chicago, in Rosemont. Contact Lori Malinski at 708-524-1050 ext. 102 or firstname.lastname@example.org for sponsorship, auction or ticket opportunities.
ABC Bank employee “Dress and Donate” Day
ABC Bank employees with Peter A. Volpe VP – Retail Banking
ABC Bank located at 5645 Lake Street in Chicago holds a “Dress and Donate” Day one Friday a month. This monthly event gives the employees a reprieve from having to dress formally if they donate to a non-for-profit organization in their community. In addition to raising money the event raises awareness to organizations in the community, and makes the employees part of the effort to help. We would like to thank ABC Bank for selecting Oak-Leyden as their April recipient; we appreciate your generous donation of $338. Its organizations and individuals like you that help us carry out our mission of helping children and adults with developmental disabilities meet life’s challenges and reach their highest potential.
Our adult services’ Developmental Training Program has a new site. Oak-Leyden recently purchased and just completed renovations on a commercial building located at 22 Conti Parkway in Elmwood Park Illinois. The doors will open for service on April 16th. This is an exciting time for Oak-Leyden; there are many more changes to come so stay tuned. A Conti Parkway Open House is planned for early spring.
After – Classroom
After – Kitchen
After – Kitchen