Little Friends relies on the kindness of numerous individuals to carry out our mission of empowering children and adults with special challenges, and their families, to live fulfilling lives in their community.  Primary support comes in the form of monetary donations and time spent volunteering.  But, there are other ways to assist Little Friends.

Matching Gifts

Numerous business organizations will match an employee’s gift to Little Friends.  Check with your employer about matching gift programs.  Contact our Agency Advancement team if you have questions or need supporting documentation.

Program Needs

Often times our programs have needs that our operating budget can’t cover.  The types of needs include non-perishable food items for CLS’ Food Pantry, art supplies for School Programs and Inklude Art Studio, or hygiene necessities such as soap, shampoo and toothpaste.  Numerous civic organizations and businesses have hosted needs drives to benefit Little Friends and have collected items noted above.

Donate to Serendipity Resale Shop

Serendipity Resale Shop, located at 12 W. Jefferson Ave. in downtown Naperville, is a program of Little Friends.  Proceeds from Serendipity are applied to programs and services provided by Little Friends.  Staffed entirely by volunteers and sourced exclusively through donations, Serendipity will accept gently used clothing for men and women, household items and collectibles.  Donations can be delivered to Serendipity or to Little Friends Administrative Offices at 140 N. Wright St. in Naperville.

Hire Individuals We Serve

If you or your company are interested in supporting Little Friends’ mission by providing employment opportunities for people in our supported employment program, please contact, Gale Kowal, Supported Employment Program Manager, 630.929.2726 for more information.

For More Information

Please contact our Agency Advancement Team:

Jason Altenbern, VP of Agency Advancement, 630.281.1882

Nicole Zienty, Director of Donor Relations, 630.281.1816