​​​​​​​TLR Gives Back Foundation

TLR Gives Back Foundation is a 501c3 Not-Profit (in progress) was started back in 2011 with a mission to help the low income students in our community advance and further their education in Music or Fashion.

With the passing of my grandmother Mrs Cleora Thomas Harris in 2013, whom suffered from both dementia and alzheimer, my mission has been to help raise awareness on how music is related to both Alzheimer ‘s and dementia diseases. My goal is to help keep music alive in our schools to help further educate student in music. So 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. 

For the past few years, TLR Gives Back Foundation have hosted Annual Back to School Fundraisers "Fashion Shows" then donated a portion of the proceeds and boxes of school supplies to "The Peoples Resource Center" in Wheaton. 

Since then, we’ve decided to do something a little different. We decided to have a "$20.00 BLUE BAG Fundraiser" with all the clothing donations throughout the year then donate the profits to the winning schools music department. How did it work? For every bag purchased, shoppers would simply drop their favorite school's name in the bucket. At the end of the day, we tally up the names and announced the winning school. All DuPage County School's Music Department was eligible to win. Grades K - College. Also, donated boxes of school supplies to Tri Town YMCA.

YEAH!!!!!! IT'S 2017..................The FASHION SHOWS ARE BACK and we are infusing fashion w music. 

TLR Gives Back Foundations

7th Annual Back to School Fundraiser Fashion Show

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

On Saturday, August 26th, 2017 we will host our first infusion by infusing everyday people as fashion models w/ local music talents of all ages. 100% profits from tickets sales will be donated back into our communities. For every ticket purchased you vote for your favorite schools music department. Top 5 school will split profits from the day. 

Tickets: $25.00 per show Staying for more than one show, we will have a local community guide of places to visit in our area. 

Event Description:            7th Annual Back to School Fundraiser - Fashion Infused with Music on the Runway.

Date:            August 26th, 2017
Time:           11:00 am - 9:00 pm (please see break down of show times below)
Place:          The Ladies Room Consignment Boutique
                     410 S. Main St., Lombard, IL 60148                                                                                     

Tickets:        $25.00 per show

Fashion Show and music line-up for the day: 
11:00 am            Ages: 8 - 12                                                    Kids Couture Fashion Show - Madison Maxwell - Playing Violin
1:00 pm             Ages: 13 - 21                                                  Teen Couture Fashion Show  - Maddie Novak - Vocals
3:00 pm             All ages                                                           Girls of Empowerment - Teen Pageant Queens/Princess, Teen Models, Young Entrepreneurs  
5:00 pm             All ages Mother/Daughter Segment                Mother/Daughter Fashion Show - Matthew Bauerle - Keyboard
7:00 pm             Ages: 21 and older                                          Wine and Cheese Glam Evening - Jennifer Smith - Flutist

Fresh lite snacks and appetizers will be served at each show. Wine tasting at the 7:00 pm show.

Awesome raffle prizes to be won! Tickets: 1 for $5.00    3 for $10.00


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


Audition Dates:   August 5th and August 12th (or call me to setup an appointment)

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am 

Place: The Ladies Room, 410 S. Main St. Lombard, IL 60148

What to bring: 1 headshot (doesn't have to be a professional one), a pair of heels,
​a parent if you are under 18 and a smile.

Here's what we are looking for:

11:00 am            Ages: 8 - 12                                                    Kids Couture Fashion Show - Recycled Fashions
1:00 pm             Ages: 13 - 21                                                  Teen Couture Fashion Show - Homecoming Blitz - Recycled Fashions
3:00 pm             All ages                                                           Girls of Empowerment - Teen pageant queens, Teen Models, Young Entrepreneurs  
5:00 pm             All ages Mother/Daughter Segment                Mother/Daughter Fashion Show- White Gloves and Tea
7:00 pm             Ages: 21 and older                                          Glitz, Glam, Fashion Show - Wine and cheese glam evening

Please contact us to book your time slot. Catrina 630.615.0640

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. 

Tryout dates: August 5th and Aug 12th, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

Place: The Ladies Room, 410 S. Main St. Lombard, IL 60148

Here's what we are looking for:

11:00 am          Ages 8 - 12                                                       
1:00 pm           Ages 13 - 21                                                      
3:00 pm           All ages                                                              
5:00 pm           All ages                                                              
7:00 pm           Ages 21 and older                                             

Please contact us to book your time slot. Catrina 630.615.0640

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.

2017 Bi-weekly 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.
                                                 July: 8th and 27th 
                                                 August: 5th and 19th 
                                                 September: 2nd, 16th and 30th
                                                 October: 14th and 28th
                                                 November:  11th and 25th (Small Business Saturday)
​                                                 December: 9th and 23rd