The Community Service Committee will be collecting monetary donations to benefit Special Olympics Chicago and new children’s books to benefit SitStayRead at the May 12 business meeting.
Physical Collection: SitStayRead
“For more than a decade, SitStayRead has been making a difference in the lives of some of the lowest-income students living in Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods. In 13 years, the program has grown from a pilot in one city library to an established curriculum in 16 schools and five community centers. SitStayRead accomplishes its mission of improving literacy skills and fostering a love of learning in at-risk children using patient, gentle dogs as part of the educational team. The dogs—of all shapes, sizes, ages, and breeds–infuse a sense of fun into the learning process while providing a non-judgmental ear to students who may not be comfortable reading aloud to their peers.”
Cash Collection: Special Olympics Chicago
Special Olympics Chicago provides year-round training and competition in 22 sports for nearly 6,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities. This gives these individuals continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Your support allows SCC/Special Olympics Chicago to offer the best quality training and competition experience to the athletes of Special Olympics Chicago.