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Free Admission; Nearly 1,000 Items on Sale

Chicago, Ill. (Jan. 24, 2018) — A large selection of toys, books, games and office furniture will go on sale 9 am to 2 pm Saturday, March 3, at Anixter Center, 2032 N. Clybourn Ave., in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.

The toy sale features items for children from infant to age 10, including some therapeutic toys for children with special needs. Also on sale will be a wide selection of office furniture, from desks and chairs to file cabinets and bookshelves. This is a cash-only sale; no credit or debit cards or checks accepted.

Also for sale will be a limited number of play rugs and storage lockers.

All items must be taken home when sold. No storage is available. Shoppers are encouraged to bring bags to carry purchases home.

Admission is free and free parking is available behind the Anixter Center building, just west of the corner of Clybourn and Magnolia. The entrance to the sale is also off the parking lot, at the back of the building. For more information, call 773-973-7900.

About Anixter Center

Anixter Center is an experienced leader in helping those with disabilities live, learn, work and play in their communities. For nearly 100 years, we have served others, often those whose needs are not met anywhere else. Today we offer employment, residential, behavioral health and social/recreation services. The vast majority of people served by Anixter Center live below the poverty line. To learn more, please visit Anixter.org

7th Annual Benefit to Be Held at Stage 18 Chicago

Chicago, Illinois – (Jan. 12, 2018) — Anixter Center, a leading nonprofit in the Chicago area serving people with disabilities, will roll out the red carpet as it honors Alexander Pissios at its annual Spring Gala on Thursday, May 3.

Themed “Sharing Strengths, Building Partnerships,” the evening—a cinema extravaganza that will showcase the work of some of Chicago’s most exciting young filmmakers—will raise funds to help children, teens, and adults with disabilities through programs that include employment training and job placement, residential services and health care.

Alex Pissios, President & CEO of Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, is a Chicago native and a Chicago treasure. He has inspired and supported countless professionals in the film industry, including through Stage 18, a nonprofit incubator for those seeking a career in film and media. Members of Stage 18 will be on hand May 3 to show off their work in a private viewing and to mingle with guests.

Chair for the event is Phillip Koch, Executive Producer. Koch has assembled a group of honorary chairmen, including iconic Chicago Cub Kerry Wood and Tribune Executive Larry Wert, who will be on hand to walk down the red carpet with guests. Long-time Anixter Center supporter, Rob Johnson, weekday anchor of the CBS 2 Chicago evening newscasts at 5, 6 & 10 PM, will be the master of ceremonies.

“Sharing Strengths, Building Partnerships” begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Stage 18, 2558 W. 16 th St., Chicago, Illinois. Tickets are $400 per person, with sponsorship opportunities ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. 

To purchase a sponsorship or tickets or to make a donation, please visit www.Anixter.org.

About Anixter Center
Anixter Center provides an array of services to help those with disabilities and related challenges live, learn, work and play in the community. Through 35 programs and services at locations across the greater Chicago area, Anixter Center touches the lives of nearly 8,000 individuals annually and advocates for the rights of children and adults with all types of disabilities to participate fully and equally in society. More information about Anixter Center, which will turn 100 years old in 2019, can be found at www.Anixter.org.

Chicago, Ill. (Dec. 27, 2017) — Rebecca Clark has been tapped to be the next CEO & President of Anixter Center. Nearly 100 years old, Anixter Center is an experienced leader in serving people of all ages with disabilities. Clark first joined the venerable nonprofit in 2015 as the Vice President of Program Development, Innovation and Accountability.

“Rebecca’s tireless drive for quality and her strategic vision make her the perfect choice to lead Anixter Center into the next 100 years of serving others,” said Eric T. Gastevich, Chair, Anixter Center Board of Directors. “Rebecca has been involved in every aspect of the organization, from finance to programs, and has the experience to ensure Anixter Center’s continued success.”

During her time at Anixter Center, Clark has been particularly focused on preparing the organization for the future with an emphasis on financial stability, program excellence and accountability. As the organization streamlines its operations to ensure efficiency, Clark's strategic and analytical leadership have made sure that Anixter Center is well-positioned to celebrate its first 100 years of helping others in 2019 and begin its next century of service.

Early in her career, Clark served for more than 10 years as the Director of School Support for Chicago Public Schools. During that time she directed a team of 45 staff to provide services to CPS students. More recently she was the Partner Success Engineer for TeachMatch, a startup in Chicago. While there she consulted with K-12 school districts across the country to increase efficiency and quality in hiring practices. Clark has a Master of Arts in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University.

About Anixter Center
Anixter Center is a nonprofit leader in serving children, teens and adults with disabilities throughout the Chicago area. Each year, Anixter Center touches the lives of nearly 6,000 people, the vast majority of whom live below the poverty line. To learn more, please visit www.Anixter.org.

Anixter Center Hosts Huge Holiday Sale of Toys, Games, Puzzles & Books on Saturday, Dec. 9

More Than 1,000 Gently Used Items on Sale

Chicago, Ill. (Nov. 28, 2017) — More than a thousand gently used toys, books, games and puzzles will be on sale 9 am to 3 pm Saturday, Dec. 9, at Anixter Center, 2032 N. Clybourn Ave., in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.
This massive pre-holiday toy sale features items for children from infant to age 10, including some adaptive toys for children with disabilities. This is a cash-only sale; no credit or debit cards or checks accepted.

Admission is free and free parking is available behind the building, just west of the corner of Clybourn and Magnolia. The entrance to the sale is also off the parking lot, at the back of the building.

This sale is in anticipation of Anixter Center’s move and includes items from National Lekotek Center, a division of Anixter Center. In addition to toys, games and books, the sale includes a limited number of play rugs and storage lockers.

All items must be taken home when sold. No storage is available. Shoppers are encouraged to bring bags to carry purchases home.

More information about the sale is available at Anixter Holiday Sale or call 773-973-7900.

About Anixter Center
Anixter Center is an experienced leader in helping those with disabilities live, learn, work and play in their communities. For nearly 100 years, we have served others, often those whose needs are not met anywhere else. Today we offer employment, residential, behavioral health and social/recreation services. The vast majority of people served by Anixter Center live below the poverty line. To learn more, please visit Anixter.org.

Chicago Hearing Society Moves Audiology Clinic and Offices to More Patient-Friendly Location


Chicago, Ill. (Nov. 28, 2017) — Chicago Hearing Society (CHS), a nonprofit organization serving the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing communities, has moved its offices and Audiology Clinic to 1444 W. Willow St. (Elston and Willow), Chicago. The new location is less than a mile from its former address.

The new site offers patients improved facilities, significantly more free parking both in front of and behind the building and easy accessibility to Metra train lines and CTA buses and trains.

CHS, a division of Anixter Center, offers a range of services, including an Audiology Clinic, Interpreter Referral Services, hearing aid bank, social and advocacy programs and a youth mentoring program.

One of the city’s oldest nonprofits, CHS is entering its second century of service. For more information about the organization and its many programs, go to ChicagoHearingSociety.org.

About Anixter Center

Anixter Center is an experienced leader in helping those with disabilities live, learn, work and play in their communities. For nearly 100 years, we have served others, often those whose needs are not met anywhere else. Today we offer employment, residential, behavioral health and social/recreation services. The vast majority of people served by Anixter Center live below the poverty line. To learn more, please visit Anixter.org.

 

 

Anixter Center Holds Toy & Furniture Sale Saturday, March 3, 2018

Free Admission; Nearly 1,000 Items on Sale Chicago, Ill. (Jan. 24, 2018) — A large selection of toys, books, games and office furniture will go on sale 9 am to 2 pm Saturday, March 3, at Anixter Center, 2032 N. Clybourn Ave., in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. The toy sale features items for... Read more

Anixter Center to Honor Alexander Pissios at Spring Gala on May 3

7th Annual Benefit to Be Held at Stage 18 Chicago Chicago, Illinois – (Jan. 12, 2018) — Anixter Center, a leading nonprofit in the Chicago area serving people with disabilities, will roll out the red carpet as it honors Alexander Pissios at its annual Spring Gala on Thursday, May 3. Themed “Sharing Strengths, Building... Read more

Anixter Center Names Rebecca Clark President & CEO

Chicago, Ill. (Dec. 27, 2017) — Rebecca Clark has been tapped to be the next CEO & President of Anixter Center. Nearly 100 years old, Anixter Center is an experienced leader in serving people of all ages with disabilities. Clark first joined the venerable nonprofit in 2015 as the Vice... Read more

 

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