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Blue Cap
Blue Cap’s mission is to serve as a catalyst for children and adults with intellectual disabilities to be educated, have quality life experiences, be respected and be a valued member of their community.

Get Involved


Message from the Executive Director

For 50 years, Blue Cap has been a place where people come to choose services, realize personal goals, take advantage of opportunities to participate in the life of their community, have friends, and be exposed to a world that they have not yet experienced.

With the help of staff, volunteers, community leaders, Board Members and donors, Blue Cap continues to thrive and is in a great position to work with the opportunities and challenges of the future.

I welcome you to learn more about us on this Website, attend a special event, get involved, and please come to visit us.


Patricia M. Thies, Executive Director

Lend a Hand

Encourage your employees to lend a helping hand by hosting a Volunteer Day at your company. A Volunteer Day is a day when your entire company can give to Blue Cap by allowing staff to volunteer while still being paid by your company.

Share a Skill

Share a skill or hobby by coming to Blue Cap to teach a class and share your talents with the people we support and/or the staff. We all love to learn new skills and hobbies!


Adopt-A-Home is a program where a group of people can help us with the upkeep at one of our Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) and/or spend some time with the people who live there and develop relationships.

Volunteer at Events

Volunteers are also needed for the fundraising events Blue Cap hosts every year, including Tag Days, Phonathon, Golf Outing, Auction Rose Walk, and Candlelight Bowling. Put together a team or come out individually to volunteer for our Annual Tag Days fundraiser. Volunteers perform various jobs for each event, including collecting donations at intersections and storefronts, handing out candy and information about Blue Cap.

Create, Plan, & Run an Event Benefiting Blue Cap

To run an event for Blue Cap, please contact the Development Office at (708) 389-6578 Ext. 108.

Become a Member

Consider including Blue Cap in your Estate Plans by becoming a member of our Infinity Society.
For more information about Getting Involved at Blue Cap, contact the Development Office at (708) 389-8137 Ext. 108 or contact us at jillH@blue-cap.org.
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