When Clearbrook decided to close their Resale Shop in Arlington Heights they found themselves with a truck they no longer could use. So their first thought was to give it to WINGS (Women in Need Growing Stronger) to use for their own resale store pickups.
The official transferring of the truck keys happened recently as part of a goodwill gesture that included Carl LaMell, president of Clearbrook handing over the keys to Rebecca Darr, executive director of WINGS. The day also included Clearbrook residents shopping for needed items at WINGS Schaumburg Resale store.
The Clearbrook Resale Shop closed after 25 years this past January. At the time of their closing, all fixtures and remaining inventory were also donated to WINGS. The relationship between the two organizations continues with residual donations and shopping opportunities for Clearbrook clients at WINGS three resale stores. To further assist potential donors, the Clearbrook website contains a link to the WINGS website for locations and donor information.
Clearbrook serves people over a wide range of ages and disabilities from children diagnosed with developmental delays at birth to the unique needs of seniors with disabilities. Annually, Clearbrook supports over 6,000 individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities as well as their families in over 160 communities throughout Chicago and the suburbs and is the largest provider of home-based services in Illinois.
WINGS helps homeless and abused women and children by offering integrated services that meet their needs for shelter, education, guidance and support. They provide safe, secure living environments, through emergency shelter, and transitional and permanent supportive housing, that allow women to go to school, work, and achieve emotional and financial independence.
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