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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Lake County Center for Independent Living 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration on April 25, 2015

wanted to share info from our colleagues at Lake County Center for Independent Living (LCCIL).

You can help Lake County Center for Independent Living (LCCIL) achieve our mission to empower people with disabilities to lead self-directed lives as valued members of the community.

Dear Friends, Neighbors and Colleagues,

Lake County Center for Independent Living (LCCIL) is a 501c3 disability rights and service organization that was founded in 1990. We are governed and staffed by a majority of people with disabilities who are culturally, economically and socially diverse.  We serve all people with any disability, of any age who reside in Lake and McHenry counties in Illinois.  

LCCIL will be celebrating 25 years of service to people with disabilities as well as the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on April 25, 2015!

It is our mission to empower people with disabilities to lead self-directed lives as valued members of the community.  

Many people with disabilities live in poverty as a result of environmental and attitudinal barriers preventing them from achieving self-sufficiency.  We assist our consumers to overcome these barriers through the following services:

  • Information & Referral - We function as a clearing house of information related to disability, for community services, benefits and the laws and the rights of individuals with disabilities.
  • Advocacy - In addition to direct service, we also work to advance the lives of people with disabilities through education and advocacy.  
  • Independent Living Skills Training - This includes managing one’s own affairs, completing day to day tasks and participating in community life.
  • Peer Mentoring - We differ from a traditional service agency in that we are directed, managed and staffed by a majority of people with disabilities, offering a unique opportunity for consumers to learn from those who have an intimate understanding of the issues and barriers faced.

Approximately 80% of our funding is through government grants. Our gala raises much needed funding to sustain our services. We believe that assisting people with disabilities to be self-sufficient, to live where they choose, with access to housing, healthcare, transportation and employment and to fully participate in the community benefits everyone!  On behalf of LCCIL, thank you for your kind consideration of this request for a donation for our raffle and live and silent auctions and/or a Gala sponsorship.

2015 Gala Benefit Celebrating Our Silver Anniversary!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Hosted at:  Libertyville-Mundelein Double Tree by Hilton, 510 East IL Route 83, Mundelein, IL 60060

Aaron Lawlor
Lake County Board Chairman
Honorary Gala Host

Information Sheet

Attendees (200 – 250): Business and civic leaders, elected officials and community members. Guests will enjoy a sumptuous dinner, lively entertainment, live and silent auctions, raffle prizes and more!  

About Lake County Center for Independent Living:

  • LCCIL is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization serving people with disabilities for 25 years in Lake and now McHenry Counties!  

  • We assist youth and adults of all ages and disabilities to live independent, active and fulfilling lives.

  • Our programs include independent living skills training, employment readiness, education and advocacy, assistive technology training, support groups and peer mentoring, youth services, information and referral, and more.

  • The Center is governed and staffed by a majority of people with disabilities; believing that our consumers can be best served by those who have first-hand understanding of the disability experience.

  • LCCIL is the only Center of its kind that exclusively serves residents of Lake and McHenry counties.

  • Each year, the Center serves an average of 2,000 individuals, many of whom live at or below the federal poverty level.

  • l services are free of charge to our consumers; therefore, we rely on the generosity of businesses, private foundations, and individuals to keep our programs strong.

  • All donations and financial contributions will aid us in making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities.  


Lake County Center for Independent Living (LCCIL)
77 N. Seymour Ave. Mundelein, IL 60060
847-949-4440 Voice. 847-949-0641 TTY. Fax 847-949-4445

LCCIL is a 501c3 not for profit organization and your contribution is tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

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