Advertisement:
Post a story

Volunteering ›

From the community

Seguin Services' Participants Benefit from Generosity of Creative Quilter

Todd P. enjoys his new quilt that Kevin Key made and donated to residents of Seguin Services group home in Forest Park for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Todd P. enjoys his new quilt that Kevin Key made and donated to residents of Seguin Services group home in Forest Park for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Kevin Key, of Berwyn and a member of the Oak Park Quilters guild, has a keen interest in quilting and a large and generous heart! He wanted to utilize his creativity and love of color to enhance the home of seven adult men with developmental disabilities who are served by Seguin Services. Seguin is a local charitable social services agency who serves children and adults with developmental disabilities and other special needs seeking to integrate, enrich and empower them to live, work and socialize as their neighbors do within the community.

Kevin is the Education and Transition Services Coordinator for Seguin Services’ Foster Care Department and the father of two adult sons, Jeremy and Christopher. Chris Key has a developmental disability and came to Seguin for daytime services in September 2010. As he was making the transition from high school to adult services, Chris was befriended by Andrew P. in one of his Seguin classrooms. Andrew was kind and welcoming to Chris and Kevin wanted to repay Andrew’s kindness. After visiting Andrew with Chris in his Forest Park group home, Kevin decided he wanted to create quilts for each of the residents of the home as a thank you gift to Andrew and to make each individuals’ space a distinct and colorful place to welcome the men.

Kevin was able to enlist the help of some of his friends who donated one of the seven quilts. After completing the remaining six quilts himself, in late January, Kevin and Chris presented each of the men who live at 7747 Taylor with a unique and beautiful quilt of their very own. It was a time consuming task that used all Kevin’s creative talents to design a one of a kind quilt for each man. Way to go Kevin! Seguin and each of the recipients says, Thank you so much!!

For more information, please call Dawneen Suriano at 708.222.4251 or visit www.seguin.org.

Seguin Services is a charitable not-for-profit agency serving metropolitan Chicago, always striving to integrate, enrich, and empower people with disabilities. Seguin lives its mission of “supporting adults and children with disabilities and other special needs, enabling them to be productive, valued members of society.” Seguin creates job opportunities and housing options that lead to greater independence, so that men and women with developmental disabilities can live, work, and socialize as their neighbors do. In addition, Seguin provides safe and loving homes for children who have disabilities and serious medical or emotional conditions.

Flag as inappropriate

Share this story

Recommended stories