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Support NWSRA (Northwest Special Recreation Association)/ SLSF -Celebrate Ability

2014 May 19

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Support Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA)

and the Special Leisure Service Foundation (SLSF):


SLSF is excited to announce that it is a part of the Art Van Million Dollar Charity Challenge, a fundraising campaign launched by Art Van Furniture.

To give back, Art Van Furniture will be donating over $375,000 to organizations like ours focused on causes that impact children, healthcare and human services.  The charity that raises the most throughout the Challenge will receive a $75,000 donation from Art Van Furniture.  To win, we need your help!  Every donation makes a difference, no matter how small.  To help now, please click here and give whatever you can.  Or, if you would like to go a step further, click here and click “Fundraise for This Campaign.”  In seconds, you’ll have your own fundraising page that you can share with your family and friends.  Please e-mail CrowdRise at if you have any questions.  Thank you for your support!



You Are Invited! 

On Tuesday, June 3 from 5:00-8:00 p.m., NWSRA will host an Open House to unveil its new programming space located at 3705 Pheasant Drive, Rolling Meadows.  A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m.  The new space will serve as home to many NWSRA programs including PURSUIT, a collaborative program presented by Clearbrook and NWSRA.   SLSF funded the rental of the new space, and would like to thank Drost, Kivlahan, McMahon & O’Connor LLC for its generous donation of computer equipment for the computer lab at the new space.  For more information on the event, contact Brian Selders at 847-392-2848, ext. 264 or e-mail



Making an Impact

SLSF recently purchased an adapted chair for its preschool program.  Giuseppe (pictured above), a NWSRA participant at the Prospect Heights Park District Preschool Program, needed something to help him be included into circle time. When it was circle time he would sit in his spot at the table, away from the other kids who were able to sit on the floor.  A chair that sat close to the ground was purchased as a way to get him and other individuals to participate in circle time. Now that he has the chair, he is close to his friends during circle time, and even takes his items by himself to sit in his chair without the aide’s help. NWSRA staff member Andrea Griffin stated “The chair is working magic!” Thank you to all of our donors for helping to purchase adaptive equipment to make experiences like this possible. Donate today!


Help us spread the word about SLSF’s mission!

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