We have a day for giving thanks and two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, people around the world will come together for one common purpose:
to celebrate generosity and to give.
This year, Little City has joined #ILGive for #GivingTuesday.
Opening a gift from a loved one is one of the most exciting parts of the holidays. Opening a door, however, could be the greatest gift of all. At Little City, we are focused on opening doors to a better future for all the people we serve. Often times just turning the handle is enough for these hopeful individuals to seize the opportunity and push right through that door.
Little City opens up a world of hope and opportunity to individuals with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Here are two vibrant people at Little City that stepped through these doorways and into a bright and fulfilling future:
Allison -- Wherever and whenever you see Allison, you are sure to see her active and on the move.
Whether she is motivating her teammates in a volleyball game, creating art in the recreation classrooms, or working hard at the Center for Employment & Business Opportunities, one thing is certain -- Allison is never sitting idle.
Allison has been part of Little City since 2014 and engages in numerous programs including fitness, recreation, on-site employment training and most notably the Special Olympics where she has excelled. Allison participated in swimming, basketball, volleyball, bocce ball, bowling, and golf -- where she just finished fourth in the state.
Billy is going to unlock the door to his own home one day, that is a certainty.
Billy came to Little City about eight months ago and quickly worked his way through the Employment First program to land a job at a local grocery store. The process typically takes three months as the prospective employee learns how to search for a job, put together a resume with references and succeed in an interview.
Billy not only accelerated this process by completing it in a matter of weeks, but he was able to choose the job that he preferred out of three different opportunities.
Little City has big plans for other just like Allison and Billy. With your help, we can open more doors for those individuals at Little City so their goals become reality. Thank you for the greatest gift of all this season of giving -- the gift of hope and opportunity.