The What and Why of #GivingTuesday

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is #GivingTuesday. Even though it launched in 2012, a lot of us are still asking, "What is #GivingTuesday?" This first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber [...]

2018-11-19T15:29:18-05:00November 27th, 2017|News|

Mother Christmas needs your help

Mother Christmas is asking for your help again this year to help provide wonderful gifts for the people served by Goldie B. Floberg Center.  Beginning Wednesday, November 1, Mother Christmas [...]

2017-10-30T14:47:34-05:00October 30th, 2017|News|

Dignity Newsletter: Thanks…and thanks again…

It’s only October and we have so much for which to be grateful. I hesitated to theme this newsletter around gratitude, knowing that the holiday season, a season in which we celebrate giving thanks, is just around the corner; and we’ll likely be saying “thank you” again.

2017-10-24T16:03:54-05:00October 24th, 2017|News|

Volunteer Spotlight: Erin G.

During her lifetime, Erin’s mom became a hair donor to Wigs for Kids, whose mission is Helping Children Look Themselves and Live Their Lives. After her mom’s passing, Erin chose to carry on support of this worthy cause.

2018-08-24T12:16:07-05:00October 24th, 2017|News|

Special Olympics 2017

Goldie B. Floberg Center has been helping people with disabilities access the Special Olympics for 39 years. The physical, emotional, and developmental benefits of these experiences help to bring us closer to achieving our mission.

2017-10-24T15:51:06-05:00October 24th, 2017|News|

The calm after the storm—now we can really get to work

Following a two-year cycle of posturing, votes, votoes, more votes and more vetoes, the State of Illinois has a budget. As a state, we have a lot of work to be done before our finances will be considered sound. Despite the negatives and controversy that surround this budget, and possible cuts from a federal level, this budget brings us bright skies—optimism and relief.

2017-10-24T13:54:43-05:00October 24th, 2017|News|

Action needed: Contact your Rep in support of DSPs and individuals with developmental disabilities

Please click on the link below TODAY and send an electronic letter to your local House Representative urging her or him to vote to override the Governor’s budget veto. This is it folks! The budget not only avoids cuts for our services but also includes a raise for DSPs. PLEASE go the link now and let’s push this budget across the finish line. The link will identify your House representative for you and already has the letter written. Super easy!

2017-07-05T15:34:03-05:00July 5th, 2017|News|