We Are Clearbrook

Clearbrook is committed to being a leader in creating innovative opportunities, services and supports for people with disabilities.  With a staff of 900+ and more than 50 locations across Chicagoland, Clearbrook is proud to report that 92 percent of every dollar raised goes directly into our programs and services.

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Clearbrook is a nonprofit organization serving 8,000+ people each year

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Clearbrook provides services to children, adults and families impacted by developmental and intellectual disabilities

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“We thought we were taking home 3 healthy babies.  They finally told us that Meredith has cerebral palsy, and that Bradley does too.  How do we get help?  Starting at Clearbrook, we knew we were home. The people there are so genuine and so caring…”

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Upcoming Events

The Rat Pack: Live at the Sands @ University Club of Chicago
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join the Clearbrook Associate Board at The Rat Pack: Live at the Sands event for a night of gambling, fun prizes, music and an old-school cool vibe. Guests can test their luck at one of the casino tables, sip cocktails, delight in delicious hors d’ oeuvres, and dance to music from the Rat Pack era. Attendees will also enjoy a dynamic raffle and silent auction, so come with your best vintage or black tie attire and join the fun!

Clearbrook’s Associate Board is a group of Chicago-land area professionals committed to creating awareness for Clearbrook in the city of Chicago and raising funds for our cause through two annual events. Learn more at www.clearbrook.org/committee

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logoFirst Look for Charity at
the 2018 Chicago Auto Show @ McCormick Place
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Auto Show Landing Page 2016The First Look for Charity is the nation’s largest auto show and a formal gala benefiting Clearbrook and 17 other vital charities in the Chicagoland area. Now in its 24th year the First Look offers complimentary hors d’oeuvres, champagne, wine, soft drinks and desserts all on the show floor. Guests will also enjoy live music and have the chance to win one of two brand new 2018 vehicles. Clearbrook’s hospitality suite will be open all evening beginning at 5:30 pm and provide a forum to meet and greet, enjoy the open bar, appetizers, entertainment, photo booth and complimentary coat check. Remember – this is a tax deductible contribution. **Special Hyatt Hotel Rates Available**

Registration opens October 1, 2017


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A Grapevine of Friends Wine & Craft Beer Tasting @ The Westin Chicago Northwest
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Please join us at the newly renovated Westin in Itasca on Saturday, February 24 for an evening of wine and craft beer tastings, gourmet food stations, raffles, live and silent auctions, and live music provided by FM STARS.

Treat yourself! Indulge in a night to remember with over 40 tastings from a variety of vineyards. Take part in the VIP after party for a night cap and dessert under the lights in the Westin’s heated event tent overlooking the lake.

Make the evening into a weekend with a special hotel rate of $89 a night for any Clearbrook guests.

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Guardians Spring Casino Night @ Clearbrook Getz Building
Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Take a chance on a night of fun at the annual Clearbrook Guardians Spring Casino Night! Guests can try their hand at poker, blackjack, roulette, craps and wheel games. $1 tickets for various raffle prizes and tickets for larger cash prizes will be available throughout the evening. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Admission is FREE. Doors open at 5pm and close at midnight.

Must be 18 years or older to gamble, and 21 years or older to purchase alcoholic drinks.

10th annual Mad Hatter Mayhem Pub Crawl @ TBD
Apr 14 all-day

Be a part of the madness at the 10th anniversary Mad Hatter Mayhem! The Clearbrook Associate Board will host the 10th annual Mad Hatter Mayhem Pub Crawl on Saturday, April 14th in Chicago. Participants are encouraged to wear their craziest hats for a day of bar hopping featuring New Holland and Pabst drink specials, raffles, a silent auction and hat contests.

Proceeds from the pub crawl will benefit Clearbrook, a nonprofit organization creating opportunities for over 8,000 children and adults with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and other developmental/intellectual disabilities.

Tickets include appetizers, drink specials, hat contests, giveaways, games and more!

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ClearbrookWednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 4:37pm
Between our generous hosts, dedicated sponsors, supportive volunteers and fun-loving attendees, Around the World truly is a can’t-miss event. In its 9th year, we continue to build momentum, collaborate as a community and most importantly, raise the critical funds necessary to help support Clearbrook’s mission – all while indulging in a treat or two. Thank you to all who attended!

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