Walter Lawson Children's Home is proud to announce that it has received a $5,000 grant to make necessary audio/visual upgrades for our residential services. The grant was awarded by the Dr. Louis & Violet Rubin Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Community Grants Program.
Walter Lawson Children's Home will use the funds received to purchase a new projector and sound system for our multi-purpose room. This area is utilized by our residents for large group activities and leisure opportunities. This equipment will allow us to continue to provide access to experiences that are similar to those in the community such as concerts, sporting events, movies and more. All individuals residing at WLCH have the potential to benefit from the project.
Melissa Thornbloom, Executive Director at Walter Lawson Children's Home states, "Walter Lawson Children's Home is honored to be selected as recipients from the Community Grants Program. We are grateful for the support of this project and the expanded opportunities that it will provide for our remarkable children and adults."
Walter Lawson Children's Home has been providing services to children and adults with developmental disabilities since 1971. Our comprehensive nursing, residential, education and developmental training programs stimulate learning, growth and self-help skills and provide innovative care for individuals with complex medical needs and profound disabilities. Our purpose is to enhance the life of each individual we touch by exceeding expectations through compassion and love.
The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois has been a regional leader in philanthropy since 1953. CFNIL serves as a catalyst for giving in order to attract, grow, and preserve an endowment for the needs of Northern Illinois. Since its founding, CFNIL has granted more than $63 million for charitable purposes.