Charities unite to celebrate families

In a nationwide trend of non-profit organizations working together, two family focused organizations are teaming up during Father's Day Weekend to celebrate families and dads.
June 7, 2010 - PRLog -- The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn and Park Lawn School and Activity Center, are teaming up to celebrate families and all fathers on Saturday, June 19th for the “Pops for Park Lawn” event from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the Children’s Museum at 5100 Museum Drive.

The idea to bring awareness to these local charities began with members of Park Lawn’s Resource Development Committee.  Involved in this project as committee members are Cheri Boublis of Oak Lawn, Tracey Ritchey of Chicago, Maureen Reilly of Palos Park, Halima Jabulani of Chicago, and Kevin Kramer of Oak Lawn.  

“As residents of this community, we realized there is a huge sense of pride in both of these exceptional organizations,” Boublis explains with a smile.  

Boublis and committee members contacted Adam Woodworth, the museum’s executive director, to find out his interest in hosting the event at the museum.  Since then, they have coordinated a schedule with local vendors that will guarantee fun for the entire family.

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Crafts, popcorn, raffle, bean bag toss, financial exercise, face painting

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Join Park Lawn for bagels in the art room

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cookie decorating

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Picture with Dad - buy a kite for $1/raffle

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join H&R Johnson in the workshop for woodshop activities

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
D.A.R.E. Hummer

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Therapy Dogs

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Admission to the museum for Pops for Park Lawn will be $6.00 per person.  There will be additional costs for other activities that will benefit both charities.  Events will take place both inside and outside, weather permitting.  

“The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn and Park Lawn look forward to a fun-filled day of events,” said Woodworth.  “This is a great partnership as it gives families visiting the museum an opportunity to learn about Park Lawn and their services, while giving Park Lawn families an opportunity to learn more about the Children’s Museum.”

For more information about Pops for Park Lawn please contact either the Children’s Museum of Oak Lawn at 708-423-6709 or Park Lawn’s Development Office at 708-425-6867.

The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn is a place for families to learn, explore and soar together.  The mission of the museum is to empower and engage children and those who love and care for them, in the joy of learning.  As they EXPLORE their world with changing, hands-on exhibits and activities, they will SOAR with their newfound knowledge.  Every program and exhibit at the Children’s Museum is created with the Illinois Learning Standards at their core.  This enables the museum to be a true extension of hands on learning.  More information about the Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn is available at

Park Lawn is a non-profit organization offering a variety of programs and services such as adult developmental training, residential facilities, vocational training, supported employment and more for more than 450 individuals with developmental disabilities since 1955.  The mission of Park Lawn is to provide services that promote independence, choice and access to community for people with developmental disabilities.  More information about Park Lawn can be found at

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Park Lawn is a non-profit organization with a mission is to provide services that promote independence, choice and access to community living for people with developmental disabilities.
Source:Kristen Bonk
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