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Elevate Your Support: Introducing the Glenkirk Pop-Up Merchandise Shop

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Calling all Glenkirk family, friends, and supporters! We are thrilled to announce the grand opening of the Glenkirk Pop-Up Merchandise Shop. Discover a curated collection of customized clothing that allows you to showcase your unwavering support for our organization. Read on to learn how you can make a positive difference in the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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National Nonprofit Day

August 17th is National Nonprofit Day! Today is a day to celebrate and recognize the work of nonprofits across the country. Glenkirk is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing quality services that help them to live active and fulfilling lives in their community.

None of this is possible without you. Thank you for your continued support of Glenkirk and all the individuals we serve!

Please help us celebrate National Nonprofit Day by supporting our Annual Benefit Bash. Click here to donate or register for the event. For more information about National Nonprofit Day visit



Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI), one of the largest independent, physician-owned orthopedic practices in the United States, is proud to announce the continuation of a partnership between the IBJI CARES Foundation and the Northbrook-based nonprofit organization Glenkirk to support its mission to serve those in the community with intellectual disabilities. 

IBJI CARES established the charitable partnership in 2020, but due to challenges related to COVID-19, the desired fundraising goals could not be achieved in 2020 and 2021. Extending the partnership into 2022 will provide more opportunities to benefit Glenkirk with better attendance at scheduled events. 

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IARF Action Alert

WE MUST CONTINUE TO DO BETTER - Support Full DHS Rate Study Funds in FY23

Governor Pritzker has proposed his state fiscal year budget that put forward a $94.8 million investment in new funding for the Guidehouse Rate study, which is the roadmap for sustainable I/DD funding in Illinois. While we greatly appreciate this investment, this investment falls short of the total $246.8 million needed to FULLY fund the rate study as called for in the report. We desperately need full funding to ensure a living wage for staff and to build capacity needed to pull Illinois back into compliance with the Ligas Consent Decree and prepare for implementation of the federal home and community-based rules by next year.

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We are gearing up for Giving Tuesday! Giving Tuesday, traditionally held the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. For over 60 years, with your support, Glenkirk has strived to help make our community a better place – a place where all of us are respected, accepted and valued. 

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