The Ladies Room Gives Back Foundation

The Ladies Room Gives Back Foundation is a non-profit (in progress) organization that’s sole mission and goal is to help keep music alive in our schools and hearts.

Our mission is to help raise awareness on how music is related to both Alzheimer ‘s and dementia diseases.  To that end, our goal is to help keep music alive in our schools by donating profits off what we’ve raised during events to help further educate student about music.  

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.

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.  As individuals progress into late-stage dementia, music from their childhood, such as folk songs, work well. Singing these songs in the language in which they were learned sparks the greatest memories.

You may apply for this Scholarship if you are looking to to start and/or develop your artistic talents. If you or your music organization would like to apply for The Ladies Room Give Back Foundation Music & Arts Scholarship, please contact us at tlrgbmusic. 

We support our foundation and its mission, by hosting fundraisers and through donations from community businesses and residents via product/clothing/monetary. For the past few years, The Ladies Room 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.

2016 Results

TLR Gives back 2016 Sponsors

​​2016 TLR Shop for Harmony Winning Schools

  • Willowbrook High Schoool, Villa Park, IL - 6 votes
  • Glenbard East High School, Lombard, IL - 6 votes
  • St Johns Lutheran, Lombard, IL - 4 votes
  • Morton Grove High School - 2 votes
  • Madison Grade School, Lombard, IL - 1 vote + $50.00 Sam Ash Gift Certificate
  • Lincoln Elementary Grade School, Lombard, IL - 2 votes
  • Montini High School, Lombard, IL - 2 votes
  • Glen West Lake Middle School, Lombard, IL - 1 vote + $50.00 Sam Ash Gift Certificate
  • York High School, Elmhurst, IL - 1 vote
  • Parkview Elementary School, Lombard, IL - 1 vote + $50.00 Sam Ash Gift Certificate
  • Proviso East High School, Maywood, IL - 1 vote
  • Hammerschmidt Elementary School - 1 vote + $50.00 Sam Ash Gift Certificate
  • Schafer Elementary School - 1 vote + $50.00 Sam Ash Gift Certificate

                                                                                             *Each school will receive $20.00 for every vote. 

2016 Raffle Winners

  • Wine and Glam - Pam Lohman
  • Sweet and Spicy Lunch Basket - Sue Zorn
  • Time Saver Glam Basket - Ana Melara
  • Spoiled for the Day Gift Basket -  Dana Moreau
  • Girl-Friend Play Day Bowling Party - Michelle Fodrey
  • Lilac Music Basket - Sally McClure
  • Boys Day out Skate Party - Sally McClure
  • Girl-Friend Creative Jewelry Workshop Party - Jeannie Comber

2016 Philanthropy 

Lombard/Villa Park/Oak Brook Terrace Tri-Town YMCA - We collected 2 boxes of SCHOOL SUPPLIES and The Ladies Room donated cute goody bags filled with water and healthy snacks for 30 kids!!!! 

School Concerts and Events

We will have the 2016-2017 schedules for our top 3 winning schools soon. 

Thank you to everyone who came out to support our mission. We look forward to seeing yawl next year.​

2016 TLR Gives Back Sponsors