Comcast Cares Day comes to Little Angels in Elgin
From Staff Reports May 15, 2012 3:24PM
On April 21, more than 125 volunteers from Comcast, along with Little Angels families and friends joined together for the 11th Annual Comcast Cares Day at the Little Angels Center for Exceptional Care. | submitted
Little Angels Pledge Run charity ride to be Sunday
The Little Angels Pledge Run is one of the best-known charity rides in the Midwest. Since 1988, it has raised over $4.5 million for the residents of Little Angels. Past Pledge Run proceeds have helped in the purchase of specialized equipment, adapted transportation and necessary medical supplies. Funds from the Little Angels Pledge Run also assisted in the construction of a new residential wing and the Cathy Freeman Center for Developmental Training.
Riders will take part in an 80-mile ride through the northern Illinois countryside, and end the day with a party at Woodstock Harley-Davidson including food, games, prizes and live music. The pledge run starts and ends at Woodstock Harley-Davidson, 2050 Eastwood Drive (Route 47), Woodstock. Gates open at 10 a.m. Sunday. The first motorcycle leaves at 10:30 a.m., and the party begins at 1 p.m. All makes and models of bikes are welcome.
For more information and to register, visit the Little Angels Pledge Run website at www.LApledgerun.com or contact Denise at 847-741-1609, ext. 100.
The 2012 Pledge Run is sponsored by the Elgin Area Organization of Harley Owners in partnership with Woodstock Harley-Davidson. Additional sponsors include McHenry Harley-Davidson, McHenry County Road Pirates, the Schaumburg Hoffman Lions Club and Cobra Concrete Cutting Services Co.
Updated: June 17, 2012 8:03AM
On a recent Saturday, more than 125 volunteers from Comcast, along with Little Angels families and friends joined together for the 11th annual Comcast Cares Day at the Little Angels Center for Exceptional Care in Elgin.
Allen Roscoe, Comcast Leadership Development and Comcast Cares Day Project lead, steered volunteers through projects including spring cleaning, removing wallpaper in resident bedrooms, and sprucing up the courtyards. Other volunteers created a spa day for Little Angels residents, built birdhouses and feeders for the courtyards, and even built a wheelchair-accessible booth for resident vocational activities.
Little Angels is a home for children and young adults with severe disabilities and complex medical needs, located in Elgin. The facility offers very specialized care and is one of the only facilities of its kind in the northern Illinois area.
Comcast has partnered with Little Angels for the past four years with Comcast Cares Day. This event has helped build a strong relationship between the two. Comcast has been a major corporate sponsor for Angel Songs, the annual Little Angels gala. And many Comcast employees donate their time, efforts and expertise to the organization. Linda Alperin, Comcast vice president of sales, is a member of the Little Angels Center for Exceptional Care Board of Directors.
For more information on the Little Angels Center, visit www.littleangels.org or contact Kristine Ensor at 847-751-1609, ext. 104.