Highlights from Past Events


 ​​TLR Gives Back Foundation​                                                                                                                       
Watching my grandmother suffers from Alzheimer’s and Dementia was never a picnic. During family visits, the room was always tense and very uncomfortable because she couldn’t remember who you were. So, to ease the tension, we gave her pretty fabric that was soft and pretty to hold, played music and/or asked her to play the organ. Her face lit up and the tension in the room had disappeared. That’s when I truly appreciated the power music can have and realized that music stays with us forever, no matter the circumstances.

Since my Grandmother went to heaven over 5 years ago, I have made it my mission to help promote and support music in our schools and how music is important to Love Ones that suffers from Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Through her love with Music and Arts, we started offering the “Cleora Thomas Harris” scholarships to help students to further their education in music and for those who can’t afford an instrument and/or supplies through hosting various fundraisers and community donations.

Catrina L. Thomas Kagel
Founder of TLR Give Back Foundation

TLR Gives Back Foundations

Annual Back to School Musical Fundraiser Fashion Shows

Would you like to be a part of and/or help our Mission?

Fashion Models
Models  Ages 8 – older, no experience or size requirements
Mother / Daughter Combos  No experience, age or size requirements - Sisters, Aunts and Grandma's count
email ck@thelroom.com for additional information.

Music Talent
So, you Think You have Talent! Come tryout for the TLR Gives Back Music Challenge and win a chance to play at our Annual Back to School Fashion Show. You can earn money for your schools music department and/or yourself and/or band. We are looking for music talents of all ages. Solos or Groups, All instruments are accepted included voices. 
email ck@thelroom.com for additional information.

Fashion Designers - Jr. High, High School, College
Do you have dreams of seeing the garments that you've made walk the runway or have you dreamed about styling your own fashion show? Come see us at The Ladies Room.  We are in search of people that are looking to show off their talents during our upcoming fashion show(s). 
Email to schedule your appointment to showcase your work. If you qualify, you will get to showcase and sell your work at our Annual Back to School Musical Fashion Show. 

email ck@thelroom.com for additional information.

Every great foundation has a strong backbone with the support of its community of people and surrounding businesses. We are looking for your help to support our mission and vision. With your support we can help keep music alive in our schools. 

You can help with monetary sponsorship/donations, drop off school supplies between July 1st - July 25th, raffle prizes, and or volunteer your time on event day(s).

Please mail or drop-off sponsorship/donations to:
TLR Gives Back Foundation,
410 S. Main St. Lombard, IL 60148
Sponsorship and/or Volunteers: please contact ck@therloom.com

              Request an application for TLR Gives Back Scholarship at ck@thelroom.com
                               Cleora Thomas Harris Music & Arts Scholarship
                               Brigitta Sonnenkalb Music & Arts Scholarship
 Groups or individuals are welcome.


Since 2009, The Ladies Room Consignors has donated over 30,000 articles of Clothing, Shoes, Purses, Coats, Jackets, Prom Gowns, Women’s Business Suits, Blazers, Jewelry and accessories to the following organizations:

People's Resource Center, Wheaton, IL                          
Poised for Success, Lombard, IL
The Clothes Closet, First United Methodist Church, Lombard, IL
St Vincent DePaul, Addison, IL
Second Chance Resale Shop, Non- For Profit Family Shelter
​Lombard 1st Church of Lombard - Jr. Youth Group Annual Yard Sale
Lombard 1st Church of Lombard - Jewelry for the Women’s Fellowship Annual Sale
National Children Cancer Society
AmVets, Chicago, IL

Since 2009, The Ladies Room Gives Back has volunteered over 2,000 hours and donated over $6,500.00 in Gift Baskets/Gift Cards to the following organizations:
            Carol Stream Rotary Golf Outing, Volunteer​                          Carol Stream Chamber Golf Outing, Committee 
            Lombard Chamber Lilac Ball, Committee                               Lombard Chamber Golf Outing, Committee
            Lombard Historical Society, Ways n Means Committee         Lombard Women Service League, Fashion Show
            Lombard/Villa Park/Elmhurst Tri-Town YMCA                        Kiwanis of Lombard
            Sacred Heart Athletic Association “Annual Golf Outing”        WDSRA Golf Outing, Committee Member
            Glenbard North High School Prom Fashion Show                 Glenbard East Red/Black Ball
            Madison School PTA 10th Annual Fun Fair​​Seton Academy  Glenbard East Music Association          
            YWCA Metropolitan Chicago                                                  Lombard Cub and Boy Scout Troop
            American Cancer Society                                                       Illinois Allstars Cheer Team
            Live Out Loud Charity, Sponsor, Volunteer                             Schaumburg High School Prom Fashion Show 
            Healthy Lombard