Did Someone Say BINGO?
Clearbrook, a nonprofit based in Arlington Heights, hosted bingo night at Arlington Ale House on Wednesday, March 4. A new event for the nonprofit that provides services to adults and children with intellectual/developmental disabilities, drew more than 200 participants.
"This was new approach for us and people had a blast, even asking when it was going to happen again. The venue was packed, our individuals were beaming while calling numbers, and people lingered after we finished the eight games just having a good time. It was great community exposure for Clearbrook and the services we provide," Clearbrook's President and CEO, Tony Di Vittorio, said.
The event featured a casual environment, eight bingo games with prizes, a raffle, snacks, and pizza provided by Lou Malnati's in Mount Prospect. Clearbrook individuals acted as bingo callers for the evening, something that they absolutely loved.
Proceeds from this event support Clearbrook in its mission to provide high quality programs and services to over 8,000 individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, as well as their families. For a full list of all of the events Clearbrook hosts, visit Clearbrook.org/events.
What started in 1955 as a parent's response to the unmet educational requirements of their children with special needs, Clearbrook is now a leader in the field of intellectual/developmental disabilities. Clearbrook is committed to creating innovative opportunities, services and supports for people with disabilities. Each year, we serve over 8,000 children and adults--as well as their families-- in over 160 communities throughout northern Illinois. Clearbrook provides personalized children's, adult day, employment, residential and clinical services at more than 50 locations throughout the Chicago area and is the largest provider of home-based services in the state of Illinois. Employing more than 900 people, we're proud to report that 92 percent of every dollar raised goes directly into programs and services. For more information, please visit www.clearbrook.org.