(Elmhurst, Illinois – July 10, 2017) –Darwin Realty executives recently donated a day of their time working at Lambs Farm, a non-profit organization that provides residences and jobs for adults with disabilities, in Libertyville, IL. A group of over 20 Darwin Realty team members that included brokers, construction department associates, property managers and administrative staff, worked with Lambs Farm to paint the Magnolia Café building, an on-site restaurant that employs many of its residents, and updated landscaping on the facility’s grounds.
“We were looking for an opportunity where we could really make a difference and helping Lambs Farm beautify this property was a good fit for our company,” said Rick Daly, Darwin President. “It was a great way to get out of our regular routine and give back to the community.”
Lambs Farm has been helping people with developmental disabilities lead productive, happy lives and connecting with the human spirit since 1961. The organization started as a pet store on State Street in Chicago that employed people with disabilities. In 1965, its founders moved the organization to a 70-acre farm where 250 people with developmental disabilities live and/or work in a nurturing, helpful environment.
This is Darwin’s fifth semi-annual philanthropic volunteer day. Darwin selected Lambs Farm as their Spring/Summer charity because they wanted to support a local, small business non-profit with a similar family culture to their own company.