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Christmas In July 5K A Hit, Successful Fundraiser For Orland Nonprofit

Jul 05, 2023

ORLAND PARK, IL — Over 130 runners dashed to make a difference at Community Services Foundation’s first ever Christmas in July 5K event on July 25.

The race was held by Community Services Foundation to raise funds for CTF Illinois, a nonprofit that supports adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, some of whom attended the race to cheer runners on with motivational signs.

Participants enjoyed a challenging trek along the USATF-certified Orland Grasslands Forest Preserve course. At the end of the event, runners were able to enjoy a DJA, complimentary beverages and refreshments, and a goodie bag filled with gifts and coupons from the 5K’s sponsors. They also received a themed shirt featuring an “ugly sweater” design.

100 percent of the net proceeds will go directly towards supporting the dreams and goals of people served by CTF Illinois.

About Community Services Foundation

Community Services Foundation was established in 1989 with the mission to create opportunities for the individuals at CTF Illinois through special events, campaigns, and private donations. It began as a staff of one, and has now grown to have 15 staff members, including a Property Management team, Director of Development, and Grant Writer whose efforts go entirely towards continuing our mission. To learn more, visit

Lauren TrautAbout Community Services Foundation