Lowe’s Hero Project
We would like to thank the Chicago Brickyard Lowe’s for their generous contribution of kitchen cabinets,a laminate counter top and a new microwave for the lunchroom at the 320 Chicago Avenue workshop. The donation is greatly appreciated and the generosity of Lowe’s will directly benefit the men and the women that we serve as well as the staff. Thanks Lowe’s !
Our New Look
The front of our main office building at 411 Chicago Avenue in Oak Park has received a face lift. The new facade, decorative lighting and the new sign gives the building real curb appeal.
The 25th Annual Benefit “Betting On A Better Future” Was A Success!
This wonderful event raised $70,000 for children and adults with developmental disabilities. We want to thank all of the wonderful people who attended this fun filled evening. The evening was full of exciting casino games, delicious food from Wishbone Catering, great music from the Oak-Leyden Choir, and let’s not forget the fabulous raffle and silent auction baskets that many happy people went home with. This wonderful event would not have been possible without the support of the dedicated Annual Benefit committee and all of the volunteers and staff members, We Thank You All.
Thank You for Celebrating National Developmental Disabilities Month
Thank you to each and every person who ordered from Starship Restaurant and Catering in Forest Park on the Tuesdays in March! Every donation will help support Oak-Leyden’s mission of helping children & adults with developmental disabilities meet life’s challenges & reach their highest potential.
Congratulations Oak-Leyden Developmental Services
2012 Nicholas Award Recipient
Oak Park Development Corporation (OPDC) presented the Nicholas Awards for 2012 to 13 recipients at the organization’s Annual Meeting, on February 6, 2013. These annual awards are given to Oak Park property owners and/or businesses that have made significant commitments to the economic well being of the community.
The Nicholas Award is named for Robert E. Nicholas, a pioneer commercial developer in the early 1900′s in downtown Oak Park. Winners are selected by the OPDC committee. The committee considers the amount of each business’ investment, its innovative product or concept, the prestige the business brings to the community, and the “ripple effect” created by a new or expanding business.
Highlights from our 2012 Annual Benefit “Betting On A Better Future”
Cara Carriveau from 101.9FM the MIX was our wonderful host for the evening.
- Predrag “Preki” Radosavljevic was our celebrity dealer! He is currently the all-time points leader in Major League Soccer history, was named to Major League Soccer’s All-Time Best XI in 2005, and was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2010.
Everyone enjoyed the touching performance by our very own Oak-Leyden Choir.
Check out more pictures from the event here.