discoverAfter months of planning, Discover Financial Services and Chicago Cares joined forces for a very special Volunteer Day at Lambs Farm. Nearly 500 employees of Discover Financial Services converged on our campus in September 2014 for a day of hard work!

And work they did – painting, landscaping, repairing/constructing fencing, creating artwork for the Farmyard area, powerwashing the group homes, and a whole lot more. In between, they enjoyed a delicious breakfast and lunch prepared by our Magnolia Café & Bakery.

Following this service day, Lambs Farm was selected as the winner of the 2014 discover6Chicago Cares Community Partner Star Award, which was presented at their celebration dinner on December 1st.

The Star Award winners were selected by a committee that included Chicago Cares board members and staff, along with previous award winners; who carefully reviewed each nomination.

According to Chicago Cares, award winners exemplify the spirit of volunteerism through their consistent commitment to volunteer service, ability to inspire others, compassion and sensitivity when working with clients, and eagerness to offer services, skills, resources and ideas to improve our community.

discover11“Lambs Farm has done a great job of engaging their Participants in projects when appropriate, and makes sure everyone is aware when Chicago Cares is coming in for a project (staff and Participants alike),” said Chicago Cares. “They truly understand what a volunteer project, regardless of scale, means to their staff and most importantly, to their residents, and work so hard to make it a great experience for everyone involved.”

Thank you to Discover and Chicago Cares for choosing Lambs Farm, and for all the Discover employees who came out to help make this special Day of Service a great success!

If your corporation or business is interested in our group volunteer projects please contact Angela Ramert at, and find out more about all of our volunteering needs here!

Read about other groups who have contributed through volunteer opportunities at Lambs Farm!