The History of Blue Cap

October 15, 2012 Blog

In the 1960’s there were little or no resources available to families who had children with developmental disabilities to help them to better understand the needs of their children. In 1967, a group of concerned parents and local business leaders came together to address that lack of resources. Together they formed an organization known as Blue Cap.

The name Blue Cap came from combining the names of the three local communities that would receive services from that organization: Blue Island, Calumet Park, and Alsip (southwest suburbs of Chicago). Blue Cap responded to the needs of these families by providing a school program that served 28 students with developmental disabilities.

Today, Blue Cap offers a variety of programs that provide educational, vocational, therapeutic, and residential services to more than 400 infants, children, adults, and seniors with developmental disabilities. Blue Cap now serves the south side of Chicago and more than 30 suburban communities.

Blue Cap Auction
Friday, November 2, 2012
Blue Cap’s 24th Annual Auction will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel Chicago-Alsip on Friday, November 2nd at 6:30 p.m. Please join us for an evening of delicious food, live and silent auctions, raffles, split-the-pots, and much more.
Tickets are $100 per person or $175 per couple. Please contact Jill Hart in Blue Cap’s Development Office at (708) 389-8137 Ext. 108 if you would like to attend, make a donation or simply need more information.
Register for Auction
Auction 2012 Sponsors

Gold Level Sponsor: Tri-State Disposal Inc.
Harvest Sponsors: A Generous Friend, Metro Recycling,
Riordan & Scully Insurance Services
Live Auction Sponsors: First Midwest Bank and Great Lakes Bank
Cocktail Sponsor: Independence Capital Financial Partners
Registration Sponsors: Mrs. Stephanie Dempster and Aileen S. Andrew Foundation

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