News Room

Hi, I'm Katie! I will be running the Chicagoland Spring Half Marathon in Schaumburg, Illinois on May 20 to support Walter Lawson Children's Home.
The Blazer Foundation has been a longtime supporter of Walter Lawson Children's Home. In March, the Blazer Foundation generously granted funds of $22,000 for the purchase of three mechanical lifts and five replacement mattresses for our shower trolleys.
This last November, Walter Lawson Children’s Home received a check from fundraising efforts of the Joe Pendergrass Memorial Committee. The $40,000 dollar donation was generated through contributions from the JPM Golf Play Day as well as Pull Tab proceeds from Dusty Boots Saloon and Eatery. Walter Lawson’s is grateful to the committee members and their continued support of our home and residents.
Many of us go to great lengths to stay healthy and avoid illness and infections. However, many people neglect the easiest way to limit the transfer of bacteria and viruses and it’s practically free—proper hand washing.
Walter Lawson Children's Home is proud to announce that it has received a $5,000 grant to make necessary audio/visual upgrades for our residential services. The grant was awarded by the Dr. Louis & Violet Rubin Fund of the Community Foundation of Nor
Our kids love the pumpkin patch! Every year our youngest residents visit our local pumpkin patch to experience the wonderful colors, smells and flavors of fall. Trip activities include touching pumpkins and straw, feeding goats and ponies, and enjoying special fall treats. It's quite the sensory experience.
On October 5 we had Chick-Fil-A Day. The restaurant provided a lunch/dinner of chicken strips or chicken wraps, fruit, salad and cookies for every member of our staff at Walter Lawson's. We are grateful to Chick-Fil-A and Ms. Golgowski for their kindness and support!
Walter Lawson Children's Home was recently awarded grant funds from the William S. Howard Charitable Trust.
Mr. Didier constructed the therapy tables for our school and recreational areas. Each one has been constructed with a heart carved in the legs in memory of his grandson.
We are excited to announce that Barb King was chosen as Walter Lawson Children's Home 2015 Shining Star of the year.