Your fundraising effort directly impacts the everyday life of Garden Center Services program participants and services consumers!
The Super Sunny 5k brings together friends, families, and disability advocates to raise funds that help maintain the daily supports provided to adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities by Garden Center Services. Illinois is currently facing a $70 million shortfall in funding for services for people with developmental disabilities, this is in addition to our annual funding gap of $300k for day services alone.
GCS is committed to providing services that are progressive while they grow independance while fostering choice, self-determination, and self-advocacy.
Donations not only help us to very literally keep the lights on at our programs and homes, but they also mean access to healthy and homecooked food, job training and employment opporuntities, and the simple permission for all those we serve to lead a life that offers them the support to follow dreams and contact the respect and dignity that all people deserve.