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Serving People with special needs by empowering them to realize their full potential.
TradeWinds provides services for children of all abilities and adults with physical and developmental disabilities including Child Care, Summer & Functional Skills Camps, and Speech & Occupational Therapy; Adult Day Activity Program & Training (ADAPT), Pre-Vocational Services (Sewing Manufacturing, Sign Shop, Packaging, General Assembly & Order Fulfillment), Employment Services, Residential Group and Supported Living Homes, Respite for Caregivers, Deaf Services, TradeWinds Community Pantry, and Chicago Lighthouse Low Vision Clinic for residents of Northwest Indiana.

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TradeWinds provides skill training and job opportunities for our adults with disabilities to earn a paycheck.

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Established through philanthropy and volunteer support, your donations, time or talents to TradeWinds helps people with disabilities achieve greater independence, dignity and personal freedom.

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Round-Up for TradeWinds Services

Strack & Van Til Food Markets

Thank you, to the customers of Strack & Van Til Food Markets for your compassion and generous support raising $26,015, during the “Round-Up for TradeWinds Services” from May 20 - June 2. These funds will help support so many programs at TradeWinds - such as Childcare and Summer & Functional Skills Camps for children of all abilities; and for our adults with developmental & physical disabilities - including Adult Day Activity & Training Program; Transitional Vocational Training, Pre-Vocational Training in Industries/Production, Sewing Manufacturing & Sign Shop; Employment Services for community employment; Respite services for families; and Deaf Services advocacy & Sign Language classes. Presenting the "BIG" check are (left to right) - Jeff Strack, President & CEO of Strack & Van Til Food Markets, Lisa Tatina, Director of Development & Marketing and Jon Gold, CEO of TradeWinds Services. A VERY BIG” THANK YOU to all the hardworking cashiers who helped make the Checkout Challenge possible, your support in this campaign will make a life-changing difference for TradeWinds children and adults with varied abilities. Congratulations to the top 3 cashiers: Large Tier Stores - Logan Jones of the Schererville store, Medium Tier Stores - Debbie Scott of the Crown Point store and Small Tier Stores - Alexa Jeka of the Hobart store.

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