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The 17th Annual Sasser Society Reception and Dinner took place on Thursday June 8.


On Sunday April 23, more than 50 families joined the Avenues staff members at the Paula Hassell O’Connor Community Center in Park Ridge to learn about the state of the organization.

On Saturday May 5th members of the Avenues to Independence Chicago and Suburban Partnership Boards joined together for the Annual Spring cleaning day at Sasser Family House and Herbst Family House.





Suburban Partnership Board member and local artist Ed Coyne and the Rotary Club of Park Ridge raise $750 to support Avenues' art program.



Participants at the Wheeling Work Center enjoyed a festive holiday party on December 20.

Fifteen of Avenues’ volunteers came together to assist with a pledge drive at WTTW Channel 11 studios.



Generous donors and sponsors raise $58,000 to benefit Avenues Arts in Motion initiative.

Members of the Chicago and Suburban Partnership Boards did a clean sweep of the lawns and gardens at both Sasser and Herbst Family House on Saturday, October 15.


More than two hundred guests attended the 5th Annual Beyond the Runway Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show at the Chicago/Northbrook Hilton Hotel on September 18.

For the third year, the Suburban Partnership Board hosted a BBQ luncheon and party at the Work Center in Wheeling on September 15.


For the tenth year, Avenues’ residents were treated to a picnic by employees and family members of the PepsiCo Enable Team on Friday, September 9.

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Nearly 370 friends, family members, staff, donors, and our special guests – our program participants – celebrated with Avenues at the Annual Dinner and Dance on Friday, June 17th.

Families, friends, and fans of Irish Fest kicked up their heels, stomped their feet, and raised more than $50,000 at the 19th annual Irish Fest to support Avenues!