Save the Edwin F. Deicke Home

$24,834 of $100k goal

Raised by 296 people in 31 months
Kristin Thompson   LOMBARD, IL

The Edwin F. Deicke Home is a not for profit residential home for adults with developmental disabilities located 1005 E Division st. in Lombard IL, 60148. The home was built in 1983 because a group of families yearned for an independent and dignified life for their adult children with disabilities. The home currently houses 16 individuals from the ages of 25-66.

For over 30 years, the home has run mostly off of fundraising and the donations from kind and giving people.

Thanks to these donors, the home has been able to provide a clean, safe and stimulating environment for it's wonderful residents. The residents enjoy an independent lifestyle with the help of a small caring staff. Those with the ability have the opportunity to work small jobs and some volunteer their time helping others at schools or local establishments. Their daily schedules are filled with activities led by staff and local volunteers.

Over the past few years, the poor economy has drastically reduced our private donations and we were left with no choice but to draw on the reserves for each month. Despite our many efforts to increase revenue we just couldn't get ahead. Our reserves have been depleted and will be forced to close the Deicke Home on March 31st 2014 unless we find more donations.

This is a cry for help. We are desperate. If we don't get help soon, 16 adults with disabilities will be forced to leave their home, friends, support system and independence. Two of the residents have been living in the home for half of their life! It's heartbreaking to think that some of the residents may ultimately revert to a life of isolation and lethargy.

It takes $20,000 to break even each month to cover 24 hour care and services.  Your donations today will help keep the doors open a few more months while we seek a long term solution.  

Please help us to save the future of these 16 individuals and ensure that the future population of adults with developmental disabilities has the opportunity to live and thrive in this wonderful home.

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Michelle Burke
28 months ago

I learned today that both Peg and Dick Burke passed away this past weekend. So my donation is in loving memory of Peg and Dick Burke, and Jackie Kelleher, Peg's brother, who lived at the Deicke Home for many years.

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Gina Damore
29 months ago

Please "like" the Deicke Home Friends and Family Facebook page. Thank you

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Gina Damore
29 months ago

Dine at Outback Steakhouse in Villa Park on April 1st and 20% of your bill goes to the Deicke Home. Must present flyer to your server. Hope to see you there for a blooming onion. Thank you for your support of the Deicke Home!

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Gina Damore
30 months ago

Save the date March 8th- Deicke Home Fundraiser at the VFW in Villa Park- 6p- food, live music, split the pot and raffles. Hope to see you there

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Debbi Pawinski
30 months ago

I worked here and I am praying something happens that saves thehome

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Dawn Nelson Downs
30 months ago

My brother Ed has been a resident for about 4 years. The Deicke Home has been Blessing in our lives...Ed has grown in so many ways. My family rests easy knowing he is safe and his 'special needs' are being met by wonderful staff and volunteers.

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Lee Reeder
31 months ago

I lived in the area as it'll be a shame if something doesn't happen soon as I still have friends in the Elmhurst Villa Park area

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Gina Damore
31 months ago

I am a volunteer at the Deicke Home. The residents are amazing! Every time I visit they teach me something new. I look forward to my visits at the Deicke Home and appreciate any and all assistance to help save this special place. Thank you

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$24,834 of $100k goal

Raised by 296 people in 31 months
Created January 28, 2014
$50
Anonymous
22 months ago
AG
$15
Andrew Graver
22 months ago

God bless and good luck on keeping those doors open. Prayers will be said for you wonderful people

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MB
$20
meghan bilger
22 months ago
BB
$20
Bob Burns
22 months ago
DS
$50
Didi Swartz
23 months ago
$20
Anonymous
23 months ago
TK
$25
Tim Koppang
24 months ago

I'm a native of Lombard. Please keep up the good work.

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JT
$5
Jarret Turbin
24 months ago

I saw a sign for this at Gulliver's on Roosevelt Road and chose to donate.

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SW
$200
Susan Welter
25 months ago
RS
$60
Ron Smith
26 months ago
Michelle Burke
28 months ago

I learned today that both Peg and Dick Burke passed away this past weekend. So my donation is in loving memory of Peg and Dick Burke, and Jackie Kelleher, Peg's brother, who lived at the Deicke Home for many years.

+ Read More
Gina Damore
29 months ago

Please "like" the Deicke Home Friends and Family Facebook page. Thank you

+ Read More
Gina Damore
29 months ago

Dine at Outback Steakhouse in Villa Park on April 1st and 20% of your bill goes to the Deicke Home. Must present flyer to your server. Hope to see you there for a blooming onion. Thank you for your support of the Deicke Home!

+ Read More
Gina Damore
30 months ago

Save the date March 8th- Deicke Home Fundraiser at the VFW in Villa Park- 6p- food, live music, split the pot and raffles. Hope to see you there

+ Read More
Debbi Pawinski
30 months ago

I worked here and I am praying something happens that saves thehome

+ Read More
Dawn Nelson Downs
30 months ago

My brother Ed has been a resident for about 4 years. The Deicke Home has been Blessing in our lives...Ed has grown in so many ways. My family rests easy knowing he is safe and his 'special needs' are being met by wonderful staff and volunteers.

+ Read More
Lee Reeder
31 months ago

I lived in the area as it'll be a shame if something doesn't happen soon as I still have friends in the Elmhurst Villa Park area

+ Read More
Gina Damore
31 months ago

I am a volunteer at the Deicke Home. The residents are amazing! Every time I visit they teach me something new. I look forward to my visits at the Deicke Home and appreciate any and all assistance to help save this special place. Thank you

+ Read More
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