Volunteers Needed to Help Raise Necessary Funds for Children and Adults with Disabilities at Little City

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Join Little City during the 38th Annual Smiles Tag Days to help generate awareness and raise funds for children and adults with disabilities.

Little City participants join in the fun and help collect donations from community members

Make a difference in the lives of hundreds of children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities by volunteering for Little City Foundation’s 38th Annual Smiles Tag Days. Originally organized by the parents and families of Little City residents and program participants, Smiles Tag Days is an annual event where volunteers canvas the streets to raise funds and promote awareness for Little City.

For more than 50 years, Little City has been providing innovative and personalized programs and services to children and adults with disabilities at its 56-acre campus in Palatine and through its offices in Chicago that serve as the agency’s headquarters for foster care, adoption and other in-home support services.

“Smiles Tag Days gives Little City the opportunity to build new relationships with volunteers, donors and corporations, while strengthening the partnerships we already have,” said Little City Executive Director Shawn E. Jeffers. “We are extremely grateful to all the individuals who help us during this event—they are the ones who make it successful.”

This year, the 38th Annual Smiles Tag Days will take place on September 13-15 in various locations throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Little City plans to recruit hundreds of corporate and individual volunteers over the three-day event to collect donations at intersections and storefronts. Volunteers are needed to work shifts of at least two hours between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

"I love tagging in groups where we can all participate and get together afterwards to share stories of people's generosity,” said Little City Board Member and Event Chair David Rose. “It’s a really rewarding day and just makes you feel good when others help support individuals with disabilities."

Funds raised from the Smiles Tag Days will allow Little City to continue engaging and supporting individuals, families and communities to ensure that individuals with disabilities can realize their unique potential to live safely, learn continuously, explore creatively and work productively throughout their lifetime.

Register today at http://www.littlecity.org/tagdays or contact Catrina Johnson at (847) 221-7804.

To support individuals with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities, visit http://www.littlecity.org/support.

For complete information, visit http://www.littlecity.org or contact Sally Blake at sblake (at) littlecity (dot) org or 847-221-7831.

About Little City Foundation
For more than 50 years, Little City Foundation has developed innovative and personalized programs to fully assist and empower children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. With a commitment to attaining a greater quality of life for Illinois’ most vulnerable citizens, Little City actively promotes choice, person-centered planning and a holistic approach to health and wellness. Little City’s ChildBridge Services include in-home personal and family supports, clinical and behavior intervention, 24/7 residential services and special needs foster care and adoption. Little City’s LifePath Adult Services offers a variety of residential options, employment opportunities, home-based services, case management, day supports, Special Olympics, an award-winning Center for the Arts and more. The organization has a 56-acre campus in Palatine and offices in Chicago. Visit http://www.littlecity.org.

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