Volunteer for Clearbrook's Jelly Belly Days May 10-11

 
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Updated 4/4/2019 6:29 PM
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  • Clearbrook is fortunate to have many loyal supporters who continue to volunteer for Jelly Belly Days year after year! Sign up for this year's event on May 10-11 at various locations throughout suburban Chicago.

    Clearbrook is fortunate to have many loyal supporters who continue to volunteer for Jelly Belly Days year after year! Sign up for this year's event on May 10-11 at various locations throughout suburban Chicago. Courtesy of Clearbrook

  • Clearbrook is fortunate to have many loyal supporters who continue to volunteer for Jelly Belly Days year after year! Sign up for this year's event on May 10-11 at various locations throughout suburban Chicago.

    Clearbrook is fortunate to have many loyal supporters who continue to volunteer for Jelly Belly Days year after year! Sign up for this year's event on May 10-11 at various locations throughout suburban Chicago. Courtesy of Clearbrook

Mark your calendar for Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, for Clearbrook's annual Jelly Belly Days event.

More than 700 volunteers will come together to collect donations at intersections and store fronts at locations across the Chicago area.

Jelly Belly Days is one of Clearbrook's largest fundraisers every year. This great event benefits the 8,000 children and adults with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and other intellectual/developmental disabilities served by Clearbrook.

Whether this is an annual tradition or your first time volunteering, know that the gift of your time makes an immediate positive impact in the lives of children and adults with disabilities.

Clearbrook is fortunate to have many loyal supporters who continue to volunteer for Jelly Belly Days year after year.

The more volunteers who participate, the more revenue is generated for our programs and services. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up with family, friends, companies, schools and are asked to serve a two-hour shift at the location of their choice between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Friday and 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Choose a specific location and time at any of the following towns: Arlington Heights, Barrington, Buffalo Grove, Crystal Lake, Des Plaines, Downers Grove, Elk Grove Village, Evanston, Glenview, Highland Park, Hoffman Estates, Huntley, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, Long Grove, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Park Ridge, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg and Wheeling.

If unable to tag, volunteers may collect donations at their place of work, post flyers about the event at their place of work, or make a donation to Jelly Belly Days.

For more information and to pick your shift online, visit www.clearbrook.org/jellybellydays or contact Hillary Mittelman at hmittelman@clearbrook.org or (847) 385-5009.

What began modestly as a small group of parents in Rolling Meadows hoping to establish a school for their special-needs children has expanded significantly to reflect the current needs of families with children diagnosed with developmental delays, as well as adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities, most notably those with autism spectrum disorder.

Today, Clearbrook serves people over a range of ages and disabilities from children diagnosed with developmental delays at birth to the needs of seniors with disabilities and all ages in between. It supports over 8,000 individuals and their families annually and serves 15 counties in over 160 communities in Chicago, the suburbs, and northern Illinois.

It provides services at over 50 locations and employs over 900 full-and part-time staff. It is the largest provider in the state of Illinois of home-based services and receives approximately 70 percent of its funding from the government.

Visit www.facebook.com/clearbrook/ or twitter.com/clearbrook1/.

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