Shop local with Naturally Gifted on Small Business Saturday Nov. 30 in Crystal Lake

  • Naturally Gifted in Crystal Lake offers all-natural, handmade therapeutic essential oils products such as lip balm (upper left-hand corner), candle melts (upper right-hand corner), sugar scrubs (lower left-hand corner), and roller balls (lower right-hand corner).

    Naturally Gifted in Crystal Lake offers all-natural, handmade therapeutic essential oils products such as lip balm (upper left-hand corner), candle melts (upper right-hand corner), sugar scrubs (lower left-hand corner), and roller balls (lower right-hand corner). Courtesy of Juliann Carlson

 
Submitted by Jessica Jablonski
Updated 10/25/2019 7:30 PM

On Saturday, Nov. 30, Clearbrook, an organization dedicated to providing innovative services, opportunities, and supports to over 8,000 people impacted by intellectual/developmental disabilities, will participate in Small Business Saturday.

One of Clearbrook's vocational training programs, Naturally Gifted, operates as a store in Crystal Lake selling organic, all-natural products handmade by its individuals with therapeutic-grade essential oils.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Opening at 10 a.m., there will be something for everyone, from candles to vapor melts in a variety of fun and seasonal scents.

Having just opened in early 2019, Naturally Gifted is designed to offer vocational enrichment and hands-on training for individuals intellectual/developmental disabilities.

The goal is to help clients be successful in work settings and strengthen employment-related skills.

Can't make the event? Learn more and shop online at naturally-gifted.square.site!

Proceeds from this event will benefit Clearbrook and Naturally Gifted.

Clearbrook provides personalized children's, adult day, employment, residential and clinical services at more than 50 locations throughout northern Illinois.

Employing more than 900 people, 92 percent of every dollar raised goes directly into programs and services.

For information on the Small Business Saturday, contact Jessica Jablonski at (224) 276-4031 or jjablonski@clearbrook.org.

ABOUT CLEARBROOK

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, visit www.clearbrook.org.

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