​​TLR Gives Back Foundation


TLR Gives Back Foundation is a 501c3 Not-Profit that was started back in 2011 with a mission to help help keep music alive in schools.

With the passing of my grandmother Mrs Cleora Thomas Harris in 2013, whom suffered from both dementia and alzheimer and my mission has been to help raise awareness on how music is related to both Alzheimer ‘s and dementia diseases. I introduce you to the "Cleora Thomas Harris Music Scholarship". 

Mission and goal is to help keep music alive in our schools and hearts. 

Music has power – especially for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.  It can spark compelling outcomes even in the very late stages of the disease. When used appropriately, music can shift mood, manage stress-induced agitation, stimulate positive interactions, facilitate cognitive function, and coordinate motor movements.  

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’s fairly economical to keep music in schools as long as the funding is balanced.

We support our foundation and its mission, by hosting fundraisers throughout the year and through donations from community businesses and residents via product/clothing/monetary. 

TLR Gives Back Foundations

8th Annual Back to School Fundraiser Fashion Show

TLR Gives Back Foundation is kick it Ole' School.......We are back to hosting Fashion Shows. 


We will have Student performers and models.

Event Description:            8th Annual Back to School Fundraiser - Fashion Infused with Music on the Runway.

Date:            July 29th, 2018
Time:            2:00 - 5:00 pm
Place:          Crown Plaza, Glen Ellyn/Lombard

Tickets:       $60 VIP admission (includes 1 drink ticket), $50 General Admission

Details to follow as we put it together

Warm appetizers and desert will be served.


TRI-Town YMCA, we are collecting unused school supplies to help empower those students in need. You are welcome to drop off anytime during store hours at 410 S. Main St. Lombard, IL or bring on the day of the show. 

                                2017 Event Sponsors                                                                                                   Highlights from Past shows

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 2017 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 and College

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 me to schedule your appointment to showcase your work. If you qualify, you will get to showcase and sell you work at our 7th Annual BTS 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 24th - August 26th, 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: please contact ck@thelroom.com

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 - to follow