Park Lawn Charity

Park Lawn Charity Park Lawn's mission is to provide services that promote independence, choice, and access to community living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Park Lawn is a non-profit organization offering a variety of programs and services for individuals with developmental disabilities since 1955. Our speciality is to assist people in our care to reach their maximum potential and achieve their highest degree of independence. We are an anchor for the families of our 450 clients and for the communities surrounding the metropolitan Chicago area. We maintain a multi-program operation at 11 separate sites.

Operating as usual

10/26/2021
HUGE THANK YOU to future Eagle Scout Matthew Zimmerman for making a wheelchair-accessible picnic table with table games ...
10/25/2021

HUGE THANK YOU to future Eagle Scout Matthew Zimmerman for making a wheelchair-accessible picnic table with table games for our participants.

Let's hear from Matt himself:

"Hello! I’m Matt Zimmerman and I just completed my Eagle Project for Park Lawn Charity. My group and I built a wheelchair-accessible picnic table. I always liked collecting things as a little kid which is what first piqued my interest in boy scouts. I liked the idea of ranking up and collecting merit badges with friends. I had no idea how much boy scouts would change my life.

I joined scouts in March of 2016 and I completed my Eagle Project for Park Lawn on October 24, 2021. This was such a great experience and pleasure working with Park Lawn to get this project completed, but of course, I cannot take all the credit when I had so many great and helpful people who stayed with me through this year-long process of setting up this project.

I would like to thank all of troop 318 and the great counselors who helped me with approval. I would like to thank the great people who helped on October 23, 2021: my cousin Martin Murphy who goes to Marist High School Chicago and is in Troop 617, Maksym Sierak who goes to Tinley Park High School and is in Troop 318, my brother Nick Zimmerman who goes to Carl Sandburg High School, Jack Kelley who goes to Carl Sandburg High School and is in Troop 318, and my cousin Jimmy Darché who goes to Lewis University. I would also like to thank the great people who helped on October 24, 2021: Trevor Murray who goes to High School District 230 (Sandburg, Stagg, Andrew) Andrew High School and is in Troop 318, Greg Kotsiviras who goes to Carl Sandburg High School and is in Troop 318; and again Nick Zimmerman, Jack Kelley, Jimmy Darché, and Martin Murphy. I would like to give special thanks to my mom and dad, they helped me throughout this whole thing and without them, I would have nothing. Finally, I would like to thank Park Lawn, especially Mark Dynia and Nancy Schmitz for this great opportunity.

The main reason I chose Park Lawn was that I know how difficult life can be normally. I cannot imagine how difficult life is with a disability so I wanted to not only give a wheelchair-accessible picnic table to Park Lawn but I also wanted to spread awareness on people with disabilities because these people are some of the most incredible and bright people I have ever met. I have a cousin with special needs, his name is Charlie Darché and he attends Park Lawn also! Charlie Darché is the brother of Jimmy Darché, who helped with the table. He is one of the greatest people I have ever met and can talk your ear off about Godzilla for days! Charlie is 25 years old and has Mitochondrial disease. Thanks to him and his mom (my Aunt Tracy) we were able to find out about this organization. Charlie also showed up to the project and helped build the table and paint it!

As for what I want to do in the future I am not too sure about that... I hope to go to college somewhere south and I really like space so maybe something like an astronomer, Astro Engineer, or even an astronaut. I attend Carl Sandburg High School and I am in NHS (National Honors Society). I also am a soon-to-be Eagle in troop 318!

Again I would like to thank everyone who helped me through this life-changing experience, not every second was sunshine and rainbows but we got through the problems we ran into and were able to make a wheelchair accessible picnic table with tabletop games painted on it and I hope the participants at Park Lawn love this table as much as I do!"

In today's world, the media focuses on what divides us. Matthew & his team has shown what can happen when we work together to help one another. Thank you again Matthew and keep reaching for the stars! #WeAreParkLawn #BetterTogether #ParkLawnStrong #BoyScouts #EagleScout #MakeADifferenceDay Boy Scouts of America

The world’s largest movie theater chain is working to improve the moviegoing experience for people with disabilities.AMC...
10/24/2021
Movie Theaters Roll Out Enhanced Disability Access

The world’s largest movie theater chain is working to improve the moviegoing experience for people with disabilities.

AMC Theatres says it will offer on-screen captions for showings of the latest movies at 240 theater locations in more than 100 markets across the nation.

The offering will be available in any area where there are at least two AMC-owned theaters, the company said.
#WeAreParkLawn #BetterTogether #ParkLawnStrong #IntersectForAbility

The world's largest movie theater chain is working to improve the moviegoing experience for people with disabilities.

Today is #MakeADifferenceDay and we cannot wait to show you what Matthew Zimmerman & team have created for our participa...
10/24/2021

Today is #MakeADifferenceDay and we cannot wait to show you what Matthew Zimmerman & team have created for our participants. Stay tuned!
#WeAreParkLawn #BetterTogether #ParkLawnStrong #MakeADifference #BoyScouts

Today is #MakeADifferenceDay and we cannot wait to show you what Matthew Zimmerman & team have created for our participants. Stay tuned!
#WeAreParkLawn #BetterTogether #ParkLawnStrong #MakeADifference #BoyScouts

A massive program that puts people with disabilities to work through federal government contracts across the country pla...
10/23/2021
Federal Jobs Program Moves To End Subminimum Wage

A massive program that puts people with disabilities to work through federal government contracts across the country plans to no longer allow workers to be paid less than minimum wage.

The U.S. AbilityOne Commission issued a proposed rule this month barring any new contracts under the AbilityOne Program that pay people with disabilities what’s known as subminimum wage.

The program, which dates back 83 years, directs federal contracts to a network of nearly 500 nonprofits that provide products and services for the government. Over 42,000 people who are blind or have significant disabilities are employed through AbilityOne at over 1,000 locations nationwide including dozens of government agencies and military facilities. In fiscal year 2020 alone, AbilityOne provided nearly $4 billion in goods and services to the government.

Under the proposal, people employed through AbilityOne contracts would have to be paid at least the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. However, many jobs would actually pay more due to higher local minimum wages or federal pay requirements for certain types of jobs, according to officials with the AbilityOne Commission, an independent federal agency that administers the program.

The rule would apply to new contracts as well as those that are extended or renewed.
#WeAreParkLawn #BetterTogether #ParkLawnStrong #IntersectForAbility

A massive program that puts people with disabilities to work through federal government contracts across the country plans to no longer allow workers to be paid less than minimum wage.

Wishing the happiest of birthdays to Bradley. We think you have an award winning smile! Keep pursuing your dreams! 🎂🎁🎈#W...
10/21/2021

Wishing the happiest of birthdays to Bradley. We think you have an award winning smile! Keep pursuing your dreams! 🎂🎁🎈
#WeAreParkLawn #BetterTogether #ParkLawnStrong #HappyBirthday

Wishing the happiest of birthdays to Bradley. We think you have an award winning smile! Keep pursuing your dreams! 🎂🎁🎈
#WeAreParkLawn #BetterTogether #ParkLawnStrong #HappyBirthday

It's a rollover.... Position #33 was chosen revealing the “5 of ❤"!CONGRATULATIONS to this week’s winner: Propok (###-XX...
10/21/2021

It's a rollover.... Position #33 was chosen revealing the “5 of ❤"!

CONGRATULATIONS to this week’s winner: Propok (###-###-9998), 24 tickets into next week’s drawing!

All tickets are discarded, the pot rolls over and the jackpot now stands at a minimum of $40,470.00+!

When the Queen of Hearts is revealed:
IF PRESENT: 60% going to the winner! 40% to Park Lawn
IF NOT PRESENT: 50% going to the winner! 50% to Park Lawn
Find the ATO Card (Ace of Spades) and WIN FREE APPETIZERS FOR A YEAR! Restrictions apply.
Joker (kill card) resets the board.

Purchase your tickets here: www.parklawn.com, "At The Office" Sports Bar And Grill, or Park Lawn Charity (10833 Laporte Avenue)!

Thank you for supporting individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities.

This week’s drawing was sponsored by Oak Lawn Mazda!
#WeAreParkLawn #QOH #HereComesTheMoney #ATO

It's a rollover.... Position #33 was chosen revealing the “5 of ❤"!

CONGRATULATIONS to this week’s winner: Propok (###-###-9998), 24 tickets into next week’s drawing!

All tickets are discarded, the pot rolls over and the jackpot now stands at a minimum of $40,470.00+!

When the Queen of Hearts is revealed:
IF PRESENT: 60% going to the winner! 40% to Park Lawn
IF NOT PRESENT: 50% going to the winner! 50% to Park Lawn
Find the ATO Card (Ace of Spades) and WIN FREE APPETIZERS FOR A YEAR! Restrictions apply.
Joker (kill card) resets the board.

Purchase your tickets here: www.parklawn.com, "At The Office" Sports Bar And Grill, or Park Lawn Charity (10833 Laporte Avenue)!

Thank you for supporting individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities.

This week’s drawing was sponsored by Oak Lawn Mazda!
#WeAreParkLawn #QOH #HereComesTheMoney #ATO

10/21/2021

Are you ready?! Welcome to Park Lawn's Queen of Hearts! Tonight's jackpot is $40,470.00!

Thank you for supporting our individuals with disabilities and good luck 👍 👸❤🤞🍀

10/19/2021
Today we’re celebrating our friend Michael’s birthday! Happy Birthday Michael! We love your contagious smile! 🎂🎁🎈🎉#WeAre...
10/19/2021

Today we’re celebrating our friend Michael’s birthday! Happy Birthday Michael! We love your contagious smile! 🎂🎁🎈🎉
#WeAreParkLawn #BetterTogether #ParkLawnStrong #HappyBirthday

Today we’re celebrating our friend Michael’s birthday! Happy Birthday Michael! We love your contagious smile! 🎂🎁🎈🎉
#WeAreParkLawn #BetterTogether #ParkLawnStrong #HappyBirthday

It's a rollover.... Position #5 was chosen revealing the “Q of ♣️"!CONGRATULATIONS to this week’s winner: Peg H. (###-XX...
10/14/2021

It's a rollover.... Position #5 was chosen revealing the “Q of ♣️"!

CONGRATULATIONS to this week’s winner: Peg H. (###-###-3455), 24 tickets into next week’s drawing!

All tickets are discarded, the pot rolls over and the jackpot now stands at a minimum of $37,175.00+!

When the Queen of Hearts is revealed:
IF PRESENT: 60% going to the winner! 40% to Park Lawn
IF NOT PRESENT: 50% going to the winner! 50% to Park Lawn
Find the ATO Card (Ace of Spades) and WIN FREE APPETIZERS FOR A YEAR! Restrictions apply.
Joker (kill card) resets the board.

Purchase your tickets here: www.parklawn.com, "At The Office" Sports Bar And Grill, or Park Lawn Charity (10833 Laporte Avenue)!

Thank you for supporting individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities.

This week’s drawing was sponsored by Oak Lawn Mazda!
#WeAreParkLawn #QOH #HereComesTheMoney #ATO

It's a rollover.... Position #5 was chosen revealing the “Q of ♣️"!

CONGRATULATIONS to this week’s winner: Peg H. (###-###-3455), 24 tickets into next week’s drawing!

All tickets are discarded, the pot rolls over and the jackpot now stands at a minimum of $37,175.00+!

When the Queen of Hearts is revealed:
IF PRESENT: 60% going to the winner! 40% to Park Lawn
IF NOT PRESENT: 50% going to the winner! 50% to Park Lawn
Find the ATO Card (Ace of Spades) and WIN FREE APPETIZERS FOR A YEAR! Restrictions apply.
Joker (kill card) resets the board.

Purchase your tickets here: www.parklawn.com, "At The Office" Sports Bar And Grill, or Park Lawn Charity (10833 Laporte Avenue)!

Thank you for supporting individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities.

This week’s drawing was sponsored by Oak Lawn Mazda!
#WeAreParkLawn #QOH #HereComesTheMoney #ATO

10/14/2021

Are you ready?! Welcome to Park Lawn's Queen of Hearts!

Tonight's jackpot is $37,175.00!

Thank you for supporting our individuals with disabilities and good luck! 👸♥🤞🧧💰🤑💸💲
#WeAreParkLawn #BetterTogether #ParkLawnStrong #ATO

10/12/2021
Congratulations to Pete's Fresh Market Evergreen Park #8 for being named the "Top Store" in our annual Pinup/Roundup pro...
10/08/2021

Congratulations to Pete's Fresh Market Evergreen Park #8 for being named the "Top Store" in our annual Pinup/Roundup program.

We were able to raise $12,055.77 to help support our programs and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

HUGE THANK YOU to Pete's Fresh Market and all their amazing customers who participated. #WeAreParkLawn #BetterTogether #ParkLawnStrong #PetesFreshMarket

It's a rollover.... Position #6 was chosen revealing the “5 of ♣️"!CONGRATULATIONS to this week’s winner: Ruben (In-hous...
10/07/2021

It's a rollover.... Position #6 was chosen revealing the “5 of ♣️"!

CONGRATULATIONS to this week’s winner: Ruben (In-house), 24 tickets into next week’s drawing!

All tickets are discarded, the pot rolls over and the jackpot now stands at a minimum of $34,940.00+!

When the Queen of Hearts is revealed:
IF PRESENT: 60% going to the winner! 40% to Park Lawn
IF NOT PRESENT: 50% going to the winner! 50% to Park Lawn
Find the ATO Card (Ace of Spades) and WIN FREE APPETIZERS FOR A YEAR! Restrictions apply.
Joker (kill card) resets the board.

Purchase your tickets here: www.parklawn.com, "At The Office" Sports Bar And Grill, or Park Lawn Charity (10833 Laporte Avenue)!

Thank you for supporting individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities.

This week’s drawing was sponsored by Oak Lawn Mazda!
#WeAreParkLawn #QOH #HereComesTheMoney #ATO

It's a rollover.... Position #6 was chosen revealing the “5 of ♣️"!

CONGRATULATIONS to this week’s winner: Ruben (In-house), 24 tickets into next week’s drawing!

All tickets are discarded, the pot rolls over and the jackpot now stands at a minimum of $34,940.00+!

When the Queen of Hearts is revealed:
IF PRESENT: 60% going to the winner! 40% to Park Lawn
IF NOT PRESENT: 50% going to the winner! 50% to Park Lawn
Find the ATO Card (Ace of Spades) and WIN FREE APPETIZERS FOR A YEAR! Restrictions apply.
Joker (kill card) resets the board.

Purchase your tickets here: www.parklawn.com, "At The Office" Sports Bar And Grill, or Park Lawn Charity (10833 Laporte Avenue)!

Thank you for supporting individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities.

This week’s drawing was sponsored by Oak Lawn Mazda!
#WeAreParkLawn #QOH #HereComesTheMoney #ATO

10/07/2021

Welcome to Park Lawn's Queen of Hearts! Tonight's jackpot is $34,940.00!

Thank you for supporting our individuals with disabilities and good luck! 👸♥🤞🧧 🤑 🍀
#WeAreParkLawn #BetterTogether #ParkLawnStrong #QOH #ATO

10/05/2021
Wishing the happiest of birthdays to our fun-loving friend Jeremiah! We hope all of your birthday wishes come true! 🎂🎁🎈#...
10/05/2021

Wishing the happiest of birthdays to our fun-loving friend Jeremiah! We hope all of your birthday wishes come true! 🎂🎁🎈#WeAreParkLawn #BetterTogether #ParkLawnStrong #HappyBirthday

Wishing the happiest of birthdays to our fun-loving friend Jeremiah! We hope all of your birthday wishes come true! 🎂🎁🎈#WeAreParkLawn #BetterTogether #ParkLawnStrong #HappyBirthday

Today we are celebrating Andy’s birthday. Best wishes for a great year! 🎂🎁🎈#WeAreParkLawn #BetterTogether #ParkLawnStron...
10/05/2021

Today we are celebrating Andy’s birthday. Best wishes for a great year! 🎂🎁🎈
#WeAreParkLawn #BetterTogether #ParkLawnStrong #HappyBirthday

Today we are celebrating Andy’s birthday. Best wishes for a great year! 🎂🎁🎈
#WeAreParkLawn #BetterTogether #ParkLawnStrong #HappyBirthday

There are "Millions of Reasons" to Wear Green!Wednesday, October 6th marks World Cerebral Palsy Day. People around the w...
10/05/2021

There are "Millions of Reasons" to Wear Green!

Wednesday, October 6th marks World Cerebral Palsy Day. People around the world come together to celebrate and support those living with CP, embrace diversity and help create a more accessible future for everyone.

As cerebral palsy affects more than 17 million people worldwide, there are millions of reasons to make your voice heard on October 6th. Join the movement this World Cerebral Palsy Day to help create awareness and action around cerebral palsy...

Because every person living with cerebral palsy is a reason to strive for change.
#WeAreParkLawn #BetterTogether #ParkLawnStrong #MillionsOfReasons #CerebralPalsyCAN #CerebralPalsyAwareness

There are "Millions of Reasons" to Wear Green!

Wednesday, October 6th marks World Cerebral Palsy Day. People around the world come together to celebrate and support those living with CP, embrace diversity and help create a more accessible future for everyone.

As cerebral palsy affects more than 17 million people worldwide, there are millions of reasons to make your voice heard on October 6th. Join the movement this World Cerebral Palsy Day to help create awareness and action around cerebral palsy...

Because every person living with cerebral palsy is a reason to strive for change.
#WeAreParkLawn #BetterTogether #ParkLawnStrong #MillionsOfReasons #CerebralPalsyCAN #CerebralPalsyAwareness

Park Lawn Charity wishes you all a most fantastic birthday! Enjoy your fall season! 🎊🎉🎈🎁
10/01/2021

Park Lawn Charity wishes you all a most fantastic birthday! Enjoy your fall season! 🎊🎉🎈🎁

Park Lawn Charity wishes you all a most fantastic birthday! Enjoy your fall season! 🎊🎉🎈🎁

Sending wishes to Mudiwa for a very happy birthday! We hope it’s filled with joy. 🎂🎁🎈🎉🥳#WeAreParkLawn #BetterTogether #P...
09/30/2021

Sending wishes to Mudiwa for a very happy birthday! We hope it’s filled with joy. 🎂🎁🎈🎉🥳
#WeAreParkLawn #BetterTogether #ParkLawnStrong #HappyBirthday

Sending wishes to Mudiwa for a very happy birthday! We hope it’s filled with joy. 🎂🎁🎈🎉🥳
#WeAreParkLawn #BetterTogether #ParkLawnStrong #HappyBirthday

It's a rollover.... Position #32 was chosen revealing the “J of ♦️"!CONGRATULATIONS to this week’s winner: Passea D. (XX...
09/30/2021

It's a rollover.... Position #32 was chosen revealing the “J of ♦️"!

CONGRATULATIONS to this week’s winner: Passea D. (###-###-7462), 24 tickets into next week’s drawing!

All tickets are discarded, the pot rolls over and the jackpot now stands at a minimum of $32,555.00+!
When the Queen of Hearts is revealed:
IF PRESENT: 60% going to the winner! 40% to Park Lawn
IF NOT PRESENT: 50% going to the winner! 50% to Park Lawn
Find the ATO Card (Ace of Spades) and WIN FREE APPETIZERS FOR A YEAR! Restrictions apply.
Joker (kill card) resets the board.

Purchase your tickets here: www.parklawn.com, "At The Office" Sports Bar And Grill, or Park Lawn Charity (10833 Laporte Avenue)!

Thank you for supporting individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities.

This week’s drawing was sponsored by Oak Lawn Mazda!
#WeAreParkLawn #QOH #HereComesTheMoney #ATO

It's a rollover.... Position #32 was chosen revealing the “J of ♦️"!

CONGRATULATIONS to this week’s winner: Passea D. (###-###-7462), 24 tickets into next week’s drawing!

All tickets are discarded, the pot rolls over and the jackpot now stands at a minimum of $32,555.00+!
When the Queen of Hearts is revealed:
IF PRESENT: 60% going to the winner! 40% to Park Lawn
IF NOT PRESENT: 50% going to the winner! 50% to Park Lawn
Find the ATO Card (Ace of Spades) and WIN FREE APPETIZERS FOR A YEAR! Restrictions apply.
Joker (kill card) resets the board.

Purchase your tickets here: www.parklawn.com, "At The Office" Sports Bar And Grill, or Park Lawn Charity (10833 Laporte Avenue)!

Thank you for supporting individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities.

This week’s drawing was sponsored by Oak Lawn Mazda!
#WeAreParkLawn #QOH #HereComesTheMoney #ATO

Address

10833 Laporte Ave
Oak Lawn, IL
60453

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

Telephone

(708) 425-3344

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I want to thank all the staff at Park Lawn Center and all the CILA'S that worked to help our family members today. We are so grateful for the care they give our sons, daughters, brothers and sisters. You guys are the best. ❤️😷👍🌹
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For those who purchase Queen of Hearts tickets on line, how are these names add to the container of tickets?
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Kyle doing what he loves!!!
Had the absolute pleasure meeting Ryan and his family in Galway Ireland, I told him all about Kyle and Park Lawn-this was without a doubt my favorite part of our trip! My new friend from across the pond!
The Escherich Family is honored to be part of the Park Lawn Family
I want to say a special thank you to the ladies who take care of the Chicago Ridge 2 house. Vanessa and Sonja are amazing. Yesterday Vanessa took my sister Joyce for some medical tests. She takes such good care of her. Also Debbie, not sure of her last name but she has been with Joyce for years. She is also amazing. The nurse who works for the CILA's as well, Lakisha. Thank you for being so kind to Joyce. Bev and I really appreciate it.
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Queen of Hearts is 25,665.00