Cantigny Park McCormick Community Trees Chooses Child’s Voice

Child's Voice Community Tree at Cantigny Park

Child’s Voice tree in the McCormick House Museum at Cantigny Park.

Child’s Voice is honored to be one of seven nonprofit organizations participating in the annual Community Trees display.  Beginning Friday, November 17 – December 30, community members and visitors can see the Child’s Voice tree on display at the McCormick House at Cantigny Park.

“This time of year is so often called the season of giving,” said Dr. Michele Wilkins, Child’s Voice Executive Director. “Combining the fun of the holidays at Cantigny Park with giving back in the community is a wonderful way to celebrate this special time of year. We are so grateful to be one of the charities this year.”

The nonprofit whose tree receives the most votes will win a $2,500 prize.

“This is a thrilling opportunity for Child’s Voice. Awareness is such an important part of supporting our families, we are grateful to the Foundation and Cantigny Park,” shared Dr. Dawn Violetto, Child’s Voice Director of Audiology and a key tree decorator this year.  “We wanted to be sure that our students, staff and families are represented in our tree. The student’s pictures are incorporated in ornaments, students handcrafted ornaments and our staff did 100% of thChild's Voice tree decoration for Cantigny Park McCormick Museume decorating. Our tree celebrates our students and families.”

Other charities participating this year include 360 Youth Services, National Alliance on Mental Illness DuPage, Naperville Responds for Veterans, Wheaton League of Women Voters Education Fund, the Resiliency Institute, and World Relief DuPage/Aurora. For more information on Cantigny, please visit their site at or click here for the Community Trees page (the Child’s Voice tree is the featured photo!).


This exciting opportunity has received media attention in the area. Here are some of the articles about the event: