​​TLR Gives Back Foundation


Watching my grandmother suffer 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 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 and realized that music stays with us forever, no matter the circumstances.

When my Grandmother went to heaven over 5 years ago, I have made it my mission to help promote and support music in our schools. My mission is to start with kids, our future leaders of tomorrow.

Did you know that the average cost for a comprehensive K-12 music education program is only about $187 per student? If it’s so cost-effective, why are the music programs the first to be cut when funds are low? A study funded by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), shows that it is economical  and beneficial to keep music in schools as long as the funding is balanced. However, as we know, that is unfortunately not the case. Studying music at a young age has been proven to allow for creativity and personal expression which leads to an overall well rounded education. So, I’ve made it my mission and goal to help keep music alive in our schools one note at a time.

I want people to know that music doesn’t care about your age, race, or where you are from; it is the true international language that everyone can speak and understand. Music is POWER!

TLR Gives Back Foundations

8th Annual Back to School Musical Fundraiser Fashion Show


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

Fashion Models

Models     Ages 8 - 70   no experience or size requirements

Mother / Daughter Combos  No experience, age or size requirements - Sisters, Aunts and Grandma's count


Contact 630.613.9593 for additional information and to sign up.

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 2019 Back to School Fashion Show. You can earn money for your schools music department and a chance to win the "Cleora Thomas Harris" Scholarship from TLR Gives Back Foundation. 

We are looking for music talents of all ages. Solos or Groups, All instruments are accepted included voices. 

Contact 630.613.9593 for additional information and to sign up.

Fashion Designers - Jr. High, High School, College, Creative Designers

Do you have dreams of seeing garments you've made walk the runway or dream 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). 

Call to schedule your appointment to showcase your work. If you qualify, you will get to showcase and sell you work at our  Annual Back to School Musical Fashion Show. 



Every great foundation has a strong backbone with the support of it's community people and surrounding businesses. We are looking for your help to support our mission and vision. With your support, together 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 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


You may request an application for the TLR Gives Back Foundation "Cleora Thomas Harris Music & Arts Scholarship" at info.thelroom@gmail.com 

Groups or individuals are welcome.

Bi-Annual Sidewalk Sale Fundraisers

TLR Gives Back Foundation has decided to host a series of sidewalk fundraiser throughout the year of all the designer women fashions that have been donated.

100% of all profits will be donated in the following manner: misc items and $10.00 bag purchases go towards scholarships and $20 bag purchase go towards schools music departments.
                                                 Spring - Shop for Harmony - April 21st, 2018


                                                 Fall - Shop for Harmony - August 10 - 11, 2018

2017 Sponsors

Highlights from Past Events