The "Little Library" Project & Life Skills
Lullabye supported Mrs. Arndt's LOP (Learning Opportunities Program) class with funds to create a "little library". These library stations were placed around the Gavin37 community. "Little Libraries" provides access to free books for adults and children. The philosophy to spread to joy of reading and to "take a book / give a book". Lullabye also gave a gift card to this same class to purchase food from Aldi. Students in Mrs. Arndt's LOP class bought supplies to learn how to and practice cooking skills.
"Hears 2 You" Event, Fall 2017
Hears 2 You was able to attend the Fall fest at Richardson's Farm where they were able to do a team building scavenger hunt, potluck dinner, a corn maze, and s'mores around the fire, all because of Lullabye's generous help. They were also able to attend a "Wonder" movie event.
Tablets for Classrooms
Lullabye gave a generous donation to the 8th grade Language Arts and Social Studies 8th grade classrooms to share a class set of tablets. These tablets will help transition students for high school curriculum and assist students with becoming more prepared for what is expected of them at the local high school.
Lullabye helped support Mrs. Arndt's LOP class at Gavin 37 take a field trip to "The Whistle Stop Cafe" for a "mobility trip". A mobility trip is when students take the skills they have learned in class and get to apply them to the real world.
Mystery Dinner 2017
On Saturday, October 14th, Lullabye hosted its second annual Mystery Dinner Fundraiser in which we raised about $1800. We had many great items for the silent auction which was new this year. Also new this year, was student and staff participation in the cast of players. Thank you to the many donors for their time and auction items!
Students at Stanton Middle School get assistance from Lullabye to participate in the "Young Rambrandts" after school art program.
In July 2017, Lullabye Board Members and students were outside a local Jewel in Fox Lake, IL collecting donations for the Foundation. We sold cheese and crackers and handed out ice pops while giving out brochures about Lullabye. Students were eager to share their stories about how Lullabye has helped them - especially with the cost of band instruments and funding field trips. Overall, we raised about $830 in just four hours! It was a huge success!
Lullabye Gives Back
Presentation of $800 to the Grant High School Music Program. Monies raised from the Murder Mystery Dinner held in October 2016. Pictured are Choral Director Krista Koske, Band Director Ellen Skolar, Sally, and Supt. Christy Sefcik.
Presentation of $800 from the Lullabye "Dinner and a Mystery" in October to Audrey Minkalis, President of the Big Hollow 38 School Fine Arts Boosters. The Boosters at Big Hollow organize and largely fund all fine arts projects at the Big Hollow Schools - except that the District covers the cost of the staff. Lullabye is happy for our relationship with Big Hollow and we hope to work together again OFTEN in the future!!!
Because of the success of the Murder Mystery Dinner, held in October, Lullabye Illinois was able to donate $800 to Gavin South Middle School. Below is the presentation of the check from Lullabye, to the school. All of the proceeds were donated to the Fine Arts (music, band, choir, and art) Programs. Pictured here (Left to Right) are Mr. Jurgaitis - Principal of Gavin South Middle School, Mr. Kraemer - Gavin South Band, Sally and Dennis Meyer of The Lullabye Foundation, Mr. Learned - Gavin South Art, and Dr. Ahlemeyer - District #37 Superintendent.
Lullabye Illinois' "Murder Mystery" Fundraiser - October 2016
Held at a local church, we had a huge success bringing together members of the community for "Dinner and a Mystery!"
Hears 2 You Events
Over 30 kids in Lake County got together for a bowling outing. Team building with other kids in the county is a powerful thing!
HEARS 2 YOU team building day at Camp Henry Horner in Ingleside. The students got to work together as a team, make candles, archery, climbing, zipline and more! Thank you to the Lullabye Foundation for helping sponsor our event.
"Here is the latest outing that Lullabye help support! THANK YOU for allowing TEN kids attend; who otherwise would be unable. We had a blast despite the hot, hot weather in June 2017. I am so passionate about getting these kids together and it is so fulfilling." ~Tracy Aleckson, Hears 2 You