Local Charity Awarded Money

State Representative McAullife was invited by AT&T to join in the check presentation of $75,000 to "Avenues to Independence". At the request of AT&T, Rep McAuliffe recommended this worthwhile charity in the 20th district located in Park Ridge. Avenues is a non-profit organization that provides homes, jobs and community living programs to Chicago area adults with physical, intellectual, and other developmental disabilities, such as Down syndrome, autism, epilepsy and cerebral palsy. The check was presented with AT&T Pioneers, a group of current and retired telecom workers that volunteer to help communities. The contribution will support computer and workforce training, in partnership with Donka, Inc, a non-profit that provides the training, for up to 170 people with developmental disabilities working toward employment.