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The Encore Shoppe

posted Jul 3, 2017, 10:08 AM by Web Master   [ updated Jul 3, 2017, 10:23 AM ]

The Encore Shoppe

Futures Unlimited, Inc. is announcing the closing of The Encore Shoppe. 
The Encore Shoppe has been providing gently used clothing and
household goods
 at discount prices to the community since 1971. 
Our last day of business will be September 1, 2017. 


The Encore Shoppe operated as a training site to give individuals with disabilities 
the skills needed to obtain retail experience and employment within the community. 
We appreciate the customers and community members who have 
supported The Encore Shoppe throughout the years. 

We invite the community to come visit The Encore Shoppe to say farewell, 
and perhaps find a bargain 
as we offer even further discounts 
to our customers during the closing process. 

Effective immediately, we are no longer accepting donations. 

Thank you for supporting the Encore Shoppe over the past 46 years.

2017 Golf Outing Raffle

posted May 22, 2017, 7:08 AM by Web Master


2017 Golf Outing - Friday June 16

posted Apr 21, 2017, 2:14 PM by Web Master   [ updated Apr 21, 2017, 2:31 PM by Gayle Rogers ]


2016 Christmas Letter

posted Dec 5, 2016, 8:51 AM by Web Master   [ updated Dec 5, 2016, 9:00 AM ]



Breakfast with Santa

posted Nov 28, 2016, 10:06 AM by Gayle Rogers


Quality of Life Research Study

posted Aug 15, 2016, 10:20 AM by Web Master   [ updated Aug 15, 2016, 10:23 AM ]

Letters were sent to parents/caregivers/guardians of persons served by our Developmental Training Programs regarding the Quality of Life Research Study being done by Wheaton College and Vanderbilt University in Illinois and Tennessee. If you are the parent or primary caregiver/legal guardian of an individual of any age with an intellectual disability you can take the online survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/disabilityresearch
More information can be found in the flyer posted below.

FUI begins gofundme Campaign

posted Aug 5, 2016, 7:06 AM by Gayle Rogers   [ updated Aug 15, 2016, 10:24 AM by Web Master ]

Click here to go to our gofundme campaign: Building OUR Futures

"Building OUR Futures; One Brick at a Time"

Futures Unlimited was founded in 1970 to serve individuals with disabilities develop the skills needed to live and work successfully in their community.  Futures provides vocational training, job placement, community supports, home based support services, community integrated living arrangements,  job coaching, supported employment and  life skills training to over 380 individuals annually within Livingston County. We have a transportation system of 27 vehicles that log over 280,000 miles a year.

After nearly a decade without any increase from the State of Illinois and the lack of a complete State Budget, help is needed to maintain our buildings and replace equipment. This has forced us to make drastic cuts in programs, staffing, and other expenses not critical to our mission. After years of temporary fixes, funds are needed to replace the roof on our vocational building that provides job training and contract work to many. Our production equipment, like our forklift, is outdated and needs to be replaced. Agency vehicles that are over 14 years old need to be replaced to provide a safe transportation system to and from work for some of our individuals. There have been many items on the "wish" list for years that remain incomplete because we continue to wait on funds to make the necessary repairs.

With your help, we will be able to make the needed repairs and replacements to our buildings and equipment. By providing a donation, you continue to help us enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities by providing a safe work and learning environment.
 
We are extremely grateful to all the individuals who support our agency and our mission. Together we can continue to "Build our Future" at Futures Unlimited, One Brick at a Time.

Special Olympics June 10-12

posted Jun 9, 2016, 10:03 AM by Web Master   [ updated Jun 9, 2016, 10:04 AM ]

Special Olympics Track & Field Summer Games will be held June 10-12 at Illinois State University in Normal, IL. A group of FUI Athletes and their Coaches & Staff will be taking part. Good luck to all the Athletes!

2015 Christmas Letter

posted Jun 9, 2016, 10:02 AM by Web Master   [ updated Jun 9, 2016, 10:02 AM ]


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