My name is Phillis Nowicki. I have been married to my high school sweetheart Chuck for 28 years. We have 2 beautiful girls, Caitlin and Kayla. Caitlin is the oldest at 24. When she was just 2 ½ years old, she sustained an injury which resulted in a Traumatic Brain Injury. Kayla (21) is a senior year at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois.
Over the years Chuck and I have noticed a need for a place for young adults that have aged out of the school system. Caitlin, like most young adults, is not able to get a job and be in our community on her own. These individuals find themselves sitting at home. Caitlin and others need a place where they can meet new people, be creative, learn new skills, and most of all be in a caring, accepting environment where they can be themselves.
Caitlin inspired Chuck and I to find an organization we could partner with to give Caitlin and others such a place. I believe a second Celebrate Differences location in St Charles would give more children and adults a chance to become a bigger part of our community. I look forward to becoming a part of the Celebrate Differences team and am excited to have the opportunity to help Celebrate Differences expand it's mission in St Charles.
As we are in the first stages of this wonderful opportunity we need your help. In order to continue our efforts your gift of financial support would help us to secure our St Charles location so we can start the next stage. And if you are interested in joining our efforts, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are so excited to get started!