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FALL 2012





n September 20th the Association for Individual Development cosponsored the Government Forum on Health Care and Social Service Issues with several area social service agencies. The forum brought together 26 state and local public officials and candidates with almost 200 concerned Kane County residents in attendance. The public officials and candidates were given an opportunity to state their position on current social service issues and also answered questions from audience members. A few of the key issues discussed at the evening’s forum included: cuts in funding to health care and social service agencies; the length of time individuals spend on waiting lists to receive services and cuts in services to senior citizens. Each public official and candidate in attendance was given three minutes to discuss how they might rectify the situations and what steps they would take if elected. The needs and concerns facing social service agencies have an effect on us all; the Government Forum on Social Service Issues helped shed light on the precise issues affecting us most and let voters hear candidates and officials plans to resolve these issues.

In This Issue Presidents Message AID Clients and T’ai Chi Aktion Club AID DSP Receives Award Dunham Fund Helps AID AID Auction 2012 Workshop Receives Award AID Blue Shirt Studio CARF Accreditation Honorariums & Memorials Grants & Donations


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Our Mission: To empower individuals with disabilities, mental illness and special needs to achieve independence and community inclusion. About AID: AID is a nonprofit, communitybased organization that serves over 5,000 individuals throughout Kane, Kendall, DeKalb, DuPage, suburban Cook, and Will Counties. More than 20 programs are available for individuals with physical or developmental disabilities, and those in need of behavioral health services or crisis intervention. AID is a United Way partner agency and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) For more AID Information: Please call or visit our website:

Letter from AID President... Dear friends and benefactors, It is once again fall, and time to reflect on our achievements over the past fiscal year. We are most grateful to all of you who have made our many successes possible. • AID served over 5000 children and adults with disabilities or in crisis situations through a variety of program and services this year. • Staff assisted 68 clients in securing and maintaining community jobs. • We helped 12 clients relocate from AID specialized housing into inclusive community settings, afforded with housing vouchers. They are very excited about their new residences. • Others have experienced individual successes including learning to ride the Pace bus independently, learning safety awareness in the community and learning to swim. Aurora area............... 630-966-4000 Elgin area................... 847-931-6200 Yorkville area............ 630-966-4450

• The STARS program, which is collaboration between AID and Fox Valley Special Recreation, grew to a second group- STARS II, bringing the total to 30 participants in therapeutic recreation programs. • Volunteer opportunities continued to expand to include AID clients throughout our community: Elgin Re-Store, Anderson Animal Shelter, Feed my Starving Children, The First Presbyterian Church, Batavia Rehab Center, Bountiful Bless Food Pantry, American Cancer Society, Northern Illinois Food Pantry, Kendall County Food Pantry, A.D.O.P.T. pet shelter and there are many more sites in development. • The Kiwanis Club of Elgin sponsored a new Aktion Club, a leadership training experience, beginning with about 30 AID client club members. Their year was topped off with 4 clients, two staff, and a Kiwanis volunteer and his wife, attending the annual Kiwanis Convention in New Orleans this summer • The AID Crisis Intervention and Victims Services programs expanded into St Charles, Yorkville and Lombard, working closely with police and fire department personnel.

LYNN O’SHEA president/ceo


• The AID recycling program continued to expand with new partners; we are particularly thankful to the Dunham Fund for their ongoing financial support. • Our thanks to the Wolsfeld family who gifted a group home to AID; their generosity made this home possible for their loved one and 3 other women who share the home. • Two new group homes were opened, funded through the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program, one in Elgin and another in Aurora, providing new homes for 8 more AID residents. • A $250,000 capital grant through Senator Lauzen assisted in funding additional residential services. • Two new lift vans were granted to AID through the Illinois Dept. of Transportation. • INC Board, our Southern Kane County Mental Health Board, made major accessibility renovations at Thompson Center for the comfort of those using wheelchairs. • Most recently, we have increased our focus on Health Promotion across AID. All clients are invited to participate in exercise classes, health awareness, and healthy foods and cooking activities. Throughout the agency you will find walking clubs, healthy shopping groups, Belly Busters weight loss groups and more to come! • Our staff remains the best of the best, working diligently to promote clients’ self- sufficiency and well-being despite many resource obstacles. We earned another 3 year national accreditation from CARF for AID programs.

AID Board of Directors: Officers Chuck Miles Chairman Patrick Flaherty Vice Chairman Walter Dwyer Treasurer Toni Vaughan Secretary

Directors Sue Bergeson Milton Evans, Jr.

Our thanks to all of you who have played a role in helping AID achieve our goals in 2012!

Clifford Klotz Dan Lundberg Dr. Clem Mejia

Lynn O’Shea President/CEO

Jeff Noblitt John Potter Dr. Laurie Schnell


AID Clients Practice Tai Chi


lients from the AID Elgin Training Center have been working hard on Wednesday mornings to master the exercise discipline of Tai Chi. Taoist Tai Chi is a form of t’ai chi ch’uan which emphasizes health benefits through exercise. The slow and graceful movements of Tai Chi relax and strengthen both the body and mind, and also help to relieve stress, and develop flexibility and coordination. Tai Chi provides many health benefits. There are movements that involve briefly standing on one leg, which can improve balance; circular movements of the shoulders and wrists which improve suppleness and circulation; and learning the sequence of the set movements may improve cognitive function such as concentration. Also, the social atmosphere can forge friendships and alleviate loneliness and anxiety, and the exercise itself can boost a person’s mood and alleviate depression.

Participants loosen up before beginning their T’ai chi session.

Research shows that Tai Chi provides moderate exercise equal to brisk walking. It also reduces stress levels and emotional problems while improving concentration, attention, composure, self-confidence, and self-control. The low intensity does not lead to fatigue or stress. The stretching aspect improves the functioning of the joints, tendons and ligaments. This can improve flexibility and reduce age-related deterioration. One can also experience increased mobility in the spine and a restored proper alignment of the spine with the shoulders and pelvis through the spinal stretches and rotations that are built into the set. The practice of tai chi is taught from a belief that people are innately good but that the nature of society causes people to become self-centered and to acquire bad habits. Every session includes discussion time centered on the virtues of compassion and service to others. Two commited volunteers teach Tai Chi each week.

Practicing T’ai Chi outdoors helps to calm the mind.

Our clients eagerly look forward to exercising their minds, bodies and spirits each Wednesday!


Keeping up with Elgin Aktion Club What is Aktion Club? Aktion Club Mission and Vision: • To develop initiative and leadership skills • To serve their community • To be integrated into society • To demonstrate the dignity and value of citizens living with disabilities Club Motto: “Development has no disability.” Core Values of Aktion Club: • To develop initiative and leadership skills • To serve their community • To be integrated into society • To demonstrate the dignity and value of citizens living with disabilities Past Events: • Kiwanis BBQ on 8/16: helped clean tables and pick up trash. • Annual Dinner on 9/25: kickoff the new year.

On Tuesday August 14th 2012, the Aktion Club members who attended the Training and Leadership Conference in New Orleans presented an account of their experience to the Kiwanis Club of Elgin. Pictured above from left to right: Kim Lynch QIDP, Amy Kees, Rick Poulton (Kiwanis Advisor), Michael Cruz, Jim Royster, Holly Witt, Lynn O’Shea (AID President), & Julie Wine DSP

Continued Services & Community Projects:

Recycling Program Donate your recyclables and old electronic equipment to help support people with disabilities! • • • • • • • • •

Aluminum Cardboard Plastic Bottles Plastic Film & Bags Scrap Metal Tin Cans Televisions Computers/Monitors Electronic Equipment Visit our website for a complete list of accepted items!

Elgin: 847-931-6200 Aurora: 630-966-4000


Gardening: Every Wednesday morning at the Centre of Elgin through the end of October. Food Drive: Donations are being accepted through the holiday season. The Drive benefits Northern Illinois Food Bank. Drop off boxes located inside Bowes Road facility at the front entrance and drop off/pick up door.

10/1/12 starts the new term for the board. Thank you to the outgoing board members. President: Michele, Vice President: Holly, Secretary: Katie, Treasurer: Minnie Thank you all for a wonderful first year and welcome to the new board members. President: Jim, Vice President: Michael Secretary: Katharine, Treasurer: Brian

AID Employee Lisa Schnell named Illinois’ 2012 Outstanding Direct Support Person


merican Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), a national trade association representing more than 800 providers of community living and employment supports and services, recently named our very own Lisa Schnell as Illinois’ 2012 Outstanding Direct Support Person. Schnell received the award in May of this year at a conference in Washington D.C., accompanied by her Program Manager Jennifer Tidwell. “Every day there’s some measure of reward,” Schnell explained to the Daily Herald. “We don’t do it for a paycheck, for sure, but it is just to try and make a good difference, a positive difference in their lives. And when I can see that happening, then that’s a good reward.”

Lisa displays her recent accolade for a Daily Herald article published in May.

This is the second consecutive year an AID employee has been named the Outstanding Direct Support Person in Illinois by ANCOR. In 2011, Brenda Walker received of the commendable award.

AID continues to ‘go green’ with a $20,000 grant from Dunham Fund to enhance its recycling program AID received $20,000 from the Dunham Fund of Aurora to purchase two conveyor belts and provide essential training for workers in the AID recycling program. The conveyors, which will facilitate sorting and packaging of recycled materials, are located in Aurora at the Thompson Center. The AID recycling program offers valuable job training for individuals while earning a competitive wage. This program helps AID communities to “go green” and raises environmental consciousness. This project aligns with the mission of the Dunham Fund by providing education and assistance to individuals to attain new heights they may not have attained without benefit of such assistance. AID is extremely honored and grateful to partner with the Dunham Fund on this green project.


AID 2012 Auction a Huge Success Glasses clinked, friends laughed and good times were had by all at the 2012 AID Benefit Auction. A delicious opening dinner started the festivities which gave way to a Silent Auction filled with an assortment of over 100 items. From sports tickets to jewelry, there was something for everybody. Auctioneer and Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns entertained the crowd as he led the exciting live auction and the night concluded with the announcement of Silent Auction winners and Raffle Basket winners. AID would like to thank the Eagle Brook Country Club for their hospitality in hosting this year’s event. There are also so many volunteers who deserve recognition for contributing to the success of the auction and a final huge thank-you for everyone who attended this event. Your generosity helps AID continue to provide programs and services to individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and special needs in the Fox Valley community. We will see everyone next year!

Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns in action as the auctioneer for the night.

Can you help us with anything on our wishlist? • Arts & Crafts Materials • Exercise equipment and • Kitchen, Bedroom and Bathroom Sports Equipment Household Items • Fishing Equipment • Batteries (All Sizes) (Poles & Tackle) • Sweatshirts and Pants • Folding Tables, 10 Foot (All Adult Sizes) • Gazebo or Shelter • Beds (Twin Beds in Good • Gift Cards - Restaurants, Movies, Condition) Bowling, Salon Service, etc. • Board Games, Computer Games, • Microwave Ovens Video games • Office Chairs & Office Supplies • Music Items: CDs, Boombox • Passenger Van with Lift CD/Tape/Radio, or Instruments • Padded Armchairs • Flashlights and Fire Extinguishers • Patio Furniture, • Vacuums & Carpet Cleaners Picnic Table & Benches • Digital Cameras • Plastic Bins • DVDs • Swim Shoes, various adult sizes


• Work Gloves • Rocking Chairs or Recliners (leather or vinyl) • Wheelchairs • Yard Care items- Leaf Blower, Rakes, etc. • Sponsor for Yoga and Tai Chi, Dance, Music and Riding Classes

Workshop Clients Named Employees of the Month Trelleborg, a company which contracts work to the AID Elgin Workshop, awarded clients as “Employees of the Month” for the month of July. Any workshop client who worked on compiling components for Trelleborg was awarded a Trelleborg “Employee of the Month” certificate, as well as a company T-shirt displaying the Trelleborg logo. Representatives from the company awarded the certificates and thanked everybody for their hard work and dedication.

Several hard working individuals displaying their awards alongside Trelleborg representatives

2012 Holiday Gift Options

Snowman “Gift Baskets”

AID Holiday Cards

First Aid Kit or Pet First Aid Kit

Coffee, cocoa and everything needed for a cold winter’s night...

Awesome holiday cards designed by AID clients!

Great for home and travel!

$10 each

10 Cards for $10

$10 each

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AID Blue Shirt Studio Artists Participate in Southbank Music and Art Festival On July 1st, the inspiring artists from the AID Blue Shirt Studio attended the Yorkville Southbank Music and Art Festival, hosted by River City Roasters coffee shop.

Pictured are several of the artists who participated. Left to right: Joe Boyce; Jake Nauman; Curtis Evans; Jerry Hilligoss; Michael Wiskur; Kenny Carpenter and Bill Hogan.

Twenty Blue Shirt Studio artists were invited to display their work for sale throughout the coffee shop during the event. Any artwork that was not sold at the event remained on the walls for the rest of the summer for potential buyers. The artists received a commission on any piece that was bought.

AID is Awarded Twelfth Consecutive 3-Year Accreditation The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International recently announced that The Association for Individual Development (AID) has been accredited for a period of three years for its Community Housing, Community Integration, Respite Services and Supported Living programs as well as its Job Developments, Job Supports and Job-Site Training programs. Other services of AID that were given accreditation were the Psychosocial Rehabilitation for adults in the Case Management, Community Housing, Community Integration and Supported Living programs. The latest accreditation is the twelfth consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body has awarded to AID. This decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable.


William Shvach (Father of Carol Kicher) Abe Steinberg & Candy Goldstein

Memorials 1/1/12 - 6/31/12

Daily Culvers Jacqueline Reuland Robert and Jeannie Johnson Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley Craig Kingsbury David & Lanor Abney Thomas & Jennifer Gallenbach Rosemary Kingsbury Denise Moser Billy & Dana Purvis Thomas Martin Patricia Brandenburg Betty Pawlik Robert & Karen Burnett Kathryn Canny Jennifer O’Brien Abigail Smith Sheryl Vandermolen George & Pat Woltman

Honorariums 1/1/12 - 6/31/12

Rebecca Arch James & Donna Bohr Creighton Klotz Arlie & Karen Lapeyrolerie In honor of the wedding of Sue Kuen and Bryon Gregory for the Bethany House Joanne Liberman James Royster James & Audra Reuter Laura Shutz Arlen & Elaine Rubin Troy Kluber Dori Orof

Illinois Society for Clinical Social Work has recently published the article, “Lost Languages: Cultural Assimilation in America”, written by AID employee, Jennifer Kenneavy. Congratulations to her on this achievement!

Elizabeth Shutz Charlotte H. Gross Edward & Carol Peril Arlen & Elaine Rubin Aaron & Joan Young

Grants & Donations 1/1/12-6/31/12 $50 & Above

Sue Agnew-Ostermeier Walter & Linda Ahlgren Alarm Detection Systems, Inc. Aldi Corporate Le Roy & Rose Aldrich Altrusa International Club of Elgin American Landscaping American Legion Post 489 Amici’s Clubhouse - South Elgin Praveen Anbudaiyan John Anderson Leah Anderson Janice Armstrong Lynn Arnieri Diana Artman Assurance Agency Ltd Aurora 88s Roller Derby Aurora Fire Department Aurora Public Schools District #129 Aurora Specialty Textile Group, Inc.

Joyce Baller Ronald & Mary Banaszak Gordon & Sharon Bandemer Rufus & Brenda Banks Mohammed & Arwa Barodawala Larry & Peggy Barry Batavia Mothers’ Club Dick Baxter BDK Door, Inc. Curtis & Marcia Bean Ann Behrens Benisidoun USA Bennett Law Firm, LLC Susan Bergeson Warren & Lynn Bernau Bespoke Cuisine Weida Beth John & Wendy Bialek Patricia Biedess Edward & Lori Blatz

BMO Harris Bank Dale & Jeanette Bonifas Rob & Jean Borchert Beth Bosak Michael & Kelly Boss Aubry & Catherine Brent Linda Bressler Brookfield Zoo-Chicago Zoological Society Mary Broski Cheryl Brown Tracy Brown Richard & Cindy Browning Dan & Tina Bukowski Arthur & Marcia Burkett William & Connie Busby Mike Byrd David & Lois Caldwell Caribou Coffee Hal Carlson

Carlson Rugs & Floor Coverings Carvetti’s Chuck & Penny Cassell Caterpillar Foundation Jo Cawthra Chelas Catering/The Luna Family Wanita Chevalier Chicago Chocolate Tour Chicago Premium Outlets Chicago White Sox Chiro One Wellness Centers LLC Tom & Shelley Cinnamon City of Aurora Tom & Marcia Clark Coach USA/Van Glader Cocoa Bean Pastry Cody Metal Finishing, Inc. Colborne Foodbotics, LLC Joan Collins Colonial Cafe of St. Charles

Mike & Kim Colwell Comfort Inn of Geneva Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley Mary Lou Conover Gary & Catherine Coon Cooper’s Hawk Don & Wendy Cote Bob & Cat Coughlin Robert Coursey Lawrence & Jennifer Creadon Culvers of South Elgin D&S Communications Mike & Andrea Dailey Mark & Susan Dale Randy & Debby Dalton Stafford & Wendy Davis William & Debra Davis Arturo & Karin De La Paz Rick Deicke


Grants & Donations 1/1/12-6/31/12 $50 & Above

Darren DeLisle Dan Deufel Linda DeWitte Richard & Patti R. & S. Dietz Evelyn Distelhurst John & Marion Dodd Dream In Color Yarn Raymond & Mary Anne Du Ray Guy DuMont Dunham Fund James & Christine Dunlap Walter & Janet Dwyer Brenda Dyer Eagle Brook Country Club - Geneva Eby-Brown Company Eby-Brown Foundation EFS Foundation Elburn Market, Inc. Elgin Cosmopolitan Club Elgin High School Elgin Junior Service Board Elgin Moose Lodge #799 Elgin Planning and Neighborhood Development - CDBG Euclid Beverage - North Aurora Milt & Linda Evans Excel Golf Tees Facility Supply Systems, Inc Carol Farmer Gene & Eileen Faut Andrew Faville FBI Chicago Academy Alumni Association Feece Oil Company George & Selva Ferguson Fermilab Donald & Terrie Ferrell Christopher & Denise Ferrelli The Fireside Grille First Alert Maureen Fisher Carol FitzHenry Patrick & Judith Flaherty Michael & Alexis Florczak Julie Flyke Focas Hair Salon - St. Charles Forum Novelties Fox Valley Fire & Safety Company Inc Fox Valley Park District Greg & Shari Frieders James & Mary Fromm Tim & Joanne Furnas Jack Funderburg Dennis & Daryl Galinsky Gale Gand Gaslight Manor Courtyard West Banquets Geneva Community Chest Geneva Lions Club Partha & Geeti Ghosh Jerry & Valerie Giolitto Andrew & Ronda Glowaty Loretta Glowaty Delores Glynn Rene Goding Alvin & Sheila Goldstein Royce & Kristen Golembeck Ray & Beverly Gonzalez Melva Jo Gordon W.G. & Jeri Gosselin James Graves Roy & Andrea Groesbeck Michael & Christine Groves Marino & Dolores Guzman Hachette NYC Hack’s BBQ Sauce Edward & Judith Hahn Mr. Ron Halcrow Michael Haliburton Bob & Susan Hamlin Gregroy Handke Hanover Township 708 Mental Health Board


Steve & Lenore Harris Willie Mae Harris Harris Architects Jim Haviley Alice Hawkins Perry & Kathy Hazelwood Hay House Inc. Healy Chapel Harry & Dorie Heesch Mark & Sarah Heiss Ron & Janet Hem Richard & Rosemary Henders John & Gail Henzl Herb’s Bakery Inc - Elgin Terry Hill Hogan Plumbing, Inc. Mary Ellen Hollowell Hollywood Casino Honeywell International Corporation Charity Matching Jim & Nancy Hopp Kevin & Susan Hopper Hotel Felix Houghton Mifflin Company Oliver & Joann Howell John & Debbie Huddleston Kevin & Laurel Huyvaert Rick & Mary Hyatt Hyatt Regency Hydroxlabs Marja Haliburton IHC Group Foundation Dieter & Elvira Illig Illinois Office of the Attorney General INC Board, NFP Indilab Inc. Inland Bank And Trust International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers L.O. #117 Ivy Woodrose LLC Thomas Jareozek Jarosch Bakery Angrous & Katherine Jeffries Dennis & Kathy Jezior Joe Bero & Son Plumbing Helen Johnson Jeff & Beth Johnson Marian Johnson Sara Johnson Mendel Jones & Florence Fullwood Ju Rin Japanese Restaurant Juvenile Protective Association K40 Electronics Kane County - Community Development Block Grant Kane County Cougars Kane County Flea Market Kane County Riverboat Funds David & Sandy Kaptain James & Donna Katek Kathy’s Creations - Aurora Edward & Doreen Keating Eileen Kelley Patrick & Luanne Kelsey Gary Kemnitz Rakesh & Anu Khetarpal Doug & Sarah Kimber L. & B. Kimmel Kiwanis Club of Elgin Tom & Karen Klatt Carl & Lucy Klemaier Clifford & Marilynn Klotz Curtis & Angela Klotz Kimberly Klotz Sheryl Klotz Knights of Columbus Council #12497 Knights of Columbus Council #14929 Knights of Columbus Council #2191 Knights of Columbus Council #4849 Knights of Columbus Council #654 Jeff & Janet Krahn Susan Kuen Massa John & Sheila Kukan Robert Langerveld

Arlie & Karen Lapeyrolerie Lauderdale Electric Tim & Kimberly Leasenby Esther Lebbin Lettuce Entertain You Restaurant Leviton Manufacturing Co. Inc. John & Mary Lewis Cathy Liepitz Patricia Lilagan Lincolnshire Marriott Resort Sylvester & Mary Lisiecki Mark Lockwood Greg Long Wayne & Patricia Lowe Owen & Sue Lowrey Bob Lubic David & Janet Lynch Lynfred Winery Mariel Malave-Doty Management Solutions of Illinois Inc Thomas & Stephanie Maszak Rose Maxson Pat McAvelly Michael & Ann McCue Al & Jan McFadden John & Gwen McKee David & Deloris McMullin Cynthia McNeil John McTavish John & Mary Mehaffey Mensch, Inc. Merlin’s Franchising, Inc. Midwest Ground Covers Chuck & Sheri Miles David & Sally Miller Minga Fair Trade Imports Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation Mitsubishi Electric Automation Marlin & Pauline Mittag Barb Mlejnek Jacob & Gail Molenhouse Kelly Monahan Montgomery Popcorn Bill Moore Morton Arboretum Mother’s Club of Geneva Mueller & Company, LLP Noami Murdoch Trudy Murray Leon Natonek Ethel Nelson Kimberly Nicole David & Janet Nissen Jeff & Natalie Noblitt Pete & Barb Nomellini Robert Novack Joseph & Patricia Novak Margaret Novy Timothy & Carolyn Oelker Terrance & Kimberly Olah Clifford & Linda Oleson Brian Olsen Neal & Mary Ormond Dori Orof Daniel & Faye O’Shea Tom & Lynn O’Shea John & Terri Palmer Panera Bread Company Downers Grove Paramount Theatre - Aurora Raymond & Sherida Parks Bill & Geraldine Pass Bill & Catherine Patterson Gerald & Donna Peddy Pedersen Family Foundation Nancy Peterson Pheasant Run Resort Alan & Lisa Phin Cecil & M. Piggott Diane Pillar George & Linda Plotzke Rebecca Plotzke Dan Pool Rita Porter

John & Suzanne Potter Richard & Bonnie Poulton Prairie State Packaging Darleen & A. Pratt Maricela Quintanilla J. & Barbara Quirk Carl Rader Thomas & Susan Rakow Jean Range Rick & Peggy Raper Steven & Betty Rauschenberger Ronald & Barbara Razowsky Ream Hauser Architects Ream’s Elburn Meat Market Rose Reid Reike Office Interiors Jacqueline Reuland Jeffery Reuland Theodore Risch Paul & Marian Romin Roberta Rosell Joseph & Maureen Rosenfeld Mary Rossi Randall Rupp Leonard & Bernadette Russum Dave & Sharon Rygh Gerry & May Rygh H. Jay & Nancy Sandercock John & Missy Scardina Harold Schessler Martin & Kimberly Schmidt Ron & Kim Schmidt Brent & Laurie Schnell Lisa Schnell Don & Laurena Schuemann Kurt & Janet Schumacher Connie Scott John Scott Second City Aleric Serrano James & Marsha Seymour Randy Simpson Albert & Gina Skofich Kathy Slimmer Slodki Jewelry Jim & Tanya Smith Smith Amundsen LLC Somer Core 504 Inc. Source One Media Southwest Airlines John & Vivian Spinoso Mr. & Mrs. Charles & Tammy Spooner Eleanor Springer Joy Springer St. Andrews Golf Club St. Charles Bank & Trust Co. St. Charles Kiwanis Golden “K” St. Charles Kiwanis Noon Club Joe & Bonnie Stanczak Vince & Rose Stanek State Farm Insurance Companies Jo Ann Stegmaier Chuck & Mary Stephens Mary Stith Tim Stoudt Sugar Grove Fire Protection District Brian Sullivan SWIBCO, INC. Robert Tandezla Dwain & Corrine Tataryn The Cakery - North Aurora The Deck Yard The Inn Crowd The Office Dining & Spirits The Spice House Kaye & Beth Thomas Larry & Wanda Thomas William & Melanie Thomas Tommy & Leah Thompson J.T. & Krissy Tomka Tim & Debbie Torres Total Body Dynamics Allen & Susan Trafny Tripar International

Dan & Jo Trippon Mary Trippon Trust Company of Illinois Sophia Tsaras Charles & Elizabeth Tucker Crawford & Jean Turner Norm & S Turner Robert & Margaret Turner Twelve Twenty-One Fund Beth Ulbrich Loren & Sylvia Underhill Robert Unger United Way - Elgin United Way - Fox Valley United Way of Batavia United Way of Central Kane County United Way of Metropolitan Chicago Upstaging Inc. Kenneth & Louise Van Andel Michael Vassar Village of Lombard Lillian & Angel Villamil Gregory & Susan Vogelman Frank & Char Voris Theodore & Gayle Wahlin Susan Waldron Duncan Wall John & Lisa Waters Sue Wathen George Weber Raymond & Thelma Weeks Lisa Weiland Richard Weiland Barbara Weiner & Howard Eglit Christopher & Amy Weishaar Weldstar Philip & Debra Wenger Mary Werrbach David & Rose White Corinne Wieck Payson & Linda Wild Bud & Marilyn Wilson Windy Acres Farm Amanda & Jeffrey Wine Jack & Elizabeth Wine Sheryl Wine George & Pat Woltman Cheryl Woodlock Linda Yoakam Ed & June Young Robert & Nancy Zancig Raymond & Susan Ziegler Arthur & Barbara Zillgitt Zimmerman Ford Zonta Club of St. Charles, Batavia and Geneva

309 W. New Indian Trail Court Aurora, Illinois 60506-2494 (630) 966-4000

Upcoming Events Mostaccioli Dinner - Wednesday October 10 th

Join us at O’Malley’s Bar & Grill - 701 Hill Ave, Aurora 60505 - between 6pm and 8pm for a delicious pasta dinner. All proceeds will fund new equipment for the AID Keeler pool. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 & under. Contact Joy Hutchinson at (630) 966-4254 or stop by Keeler Center in Aurora to purchase your tickets.

Nightmare on Chicago Street - Saturday October 27 th Take part in the biggest Halloween street festival for adults in the Midwest! Do not miss your chance to experience this zombie apocalypse. Support AID by purchasing tickets online ( or by visiting either our Aurora or Elgin locations. Shockey Jewelers in Elgin will also be a ticket vendor for AID. Visit for more information.

Elgin Client Dinner Dance - Friday October 19 th The 24th Annual Elgin Client Recognition Dinner Dance will be held in The Empire Room at Villa Olivia Country Club in Bartlett. Check-in begins at 6 p.m., followed by a dinner, an award ceremony and lots of dancing! It is $15.00 per AID Elgin area client and $23.00 for family and friends. RSVP at the Elgin Training Center by October 12 th..

AID Telethon - Waubonsee Community College - Date TBA One of our biggest fundraising events is approaching and we could not be more excited! Every year is a showcase of talent, heartwarming stories and pledges that help keep our organization running to the best of it’s ability. The 2012 Telethon brought in over $89,000 in pledges, thanks to the dedicated volunteers and hardworking employees of AID.

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