January 2019
Blackout for Easterseals
Thanks to the Larkin High School Royals, we ended the year full of basketball spirit as recipients of the annual 'Blackout for Easterseals' crosstown game with Elgin High School on December 21. It was a very close game between the schools with a final score of 55-52 to Elgin High School. Clients Emilee and Josh were treated like Larkin "royalty" and participated in team warm-ups, the starting line-up and the pom squad. We appreciate all the planning from the athletic department to make sure each child was celebrated during the game.

Through sales of their Blackout t-shirts and sponsorships, Larkin High School presented a check for over $4,500 to support Easterseals. Thank y ou to our Larkin High School community for their generosity and Athletic Director Ethan Karolczak for spearheading this effort!

You can watch the game and some of the Easterseals fun, including an interview with President & CEO Theresa Forthofer and client Josh on WCIU's broadcast of the High School Game of the Week.
New Year, New Survey! Last Chance to take our Event Survey

We want to hear from you! We understand your time is valuable. Between kids, careers, family and friends, it is very hard to carve out time for yourself to have fun. If you choose to attend a fundraising event for Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley, we want you to have a great experience.

Please take our survey on the type of events you would like to attend for Easterseals.    By spending just 5 minutes of your time you will be entered for a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card.

You must complete the survey, by this Friday, January 25th and the drawing will be January 29th. Thank you for your time!
Parent Library

Did you know each of our centers has a Parent library? Available books cover a variety of topics from behavior to toilet training. There are also great books for children of all ages. The most recent book addition, was donated by Scheduling Supervisor, Mary Liberty, called Eamonn the Might y by Kristen Moran. This book is meant to empower children whose cardiac surgeries left them with a "zipper" chest scar. It was created out of love and admiration for all those children to honor all they've endured. Check it out today!
Save the Date! 41st Annual Benefit Gala

This Casablanca themed event on April 6 features a fantastic night of dinner, dancing, and auction prizes to support infants and children with developmental delays and disabilities.

We thank our presenting sponsors Lisa and Fred Barbara and empowerment sponsors Exelon Generation for their generous support. Join them at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago for this great event!

For more information on attending, purchasing tickets or  corporate sponsorships , contact Jennifer Price at 630.282.2031 or  jprice@eastersealsdfvr.org .   
Four More Teams Can Join Us at R-Game for Chair-ity

Join us on February 28, 2019 at Seigle's Cabinet Center in Elgin for this spirited team event of chair volleyball that supports our Positioning and Mobility Clinic. It is a great evening of fun, food, drinks, raffles and music!

A team registration includes 6 players, food and drink tickets for each player and 10 spectator tickets for your fans. Sign up a team with coworkers, friends or family today!

Thank you to Rieke Office Interiors for creating this great event and to our host Seigle's Cabinet Center!
Associate Board Super Bowl Raffle

The Associate Board returns with their annual Super Bowl Raffle fundraiser! Purchase a chance for $10 each and you have a chance at winning cash after each quarter of the Super Bowl on February 3.
These payouts are dependent on selling 100 chances:
Q1:                $75
Halftime:        $100
Q2:                $75
Final:             $250

How it works:  There is a grid of 100 squares. Each column and row will be randomly numbered 0 – 9 to reflect the possible score of the game between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams on February 3, 2019. Entrants' names will be randomly assigned to each square. A winner will be determined at the end of each quarter. The winner is determined by looking at the last number in each teams' score, and then matching those numbers on the grid and seeing which square intersects those two numbers.
Save the Date: Movie Night with the Associate Board

Movie Night: Incredibles 2 with the Associate Board
Friday, February 22, 2018, 6-8:30 p.m.
Easterseals, Villa Park

Easterseals clients and their siblings 4 years and up* are invited to join us for a free night of fun! Including pajamas, pizza, crafts, and the movie  Incredibles 2 (rated PG) while their parents or caregivers enjoy an evening out. 

More information to come but you can reserve your spot by email to Jen at jprice@eastersealsdfvr.org .

* Children under the age of 3 are welcome if accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
St. Charles High School: Project Dance

On Saturday, February 23, St. Charles North High School will be hosting their annual Project Dance. Open to the public/ $5.00 per person/$15.00/families 3 or more. More details and information here . We are grateful that they continue to donate a portion of their proceeds to our Elgin center.
DuPage Children's Museum: Family Night Out

Family Night Out provides an evening of play and learning for children with special needs and their families, focusing on the autism spectrum and other sensory processing disorders as well as physical disabilities.
Finding places for the whole family to play without stress can be difficult, but this after-hours event allows for a time to experience the Museum in a calmer, less crowded environment/ Events are scheduled on:

  • Sunday, January 27 | 5:30 – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, February 16 | 5:30 – 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 17 | 5:30 – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 27 | 5:30 – 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, May 19 | 5:30 – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, June 22 | 5:30 – 8:00 pm