For 25 years, the 19th Judicial Circuit Court in Lake County has offered a service called Kids’ Korner to provide children with a safe place to go while their parents are in court. More than 53,000 kids ages 2-12 have visited the room, where they are kept safe, comfortable and away from the intimidating environment of a courtroom. Also, through the Give a Book and Give a Blanket programs, kids can take something with them to provide comfort. Plus, during the holidays, the Give an Animal program offers children stuffed animals to take home. If you are interested in being part of the projects or volunteering at Kids’ Korner, call coordinator Sue Hrycyniak at 847-377-3825.
Here’s WGN Radio’s Kim Gordon with more details on this Wintrust Neighborhood News story: