Freeport, Illinois — A local charitable trust, established by the late Craig Wilson, is helping Freeport-based service provider, Malcolm Eaton Enterprises provide housing and support to four individuals with developmental disabilities in Freeport.
Wilson, a lifelong resident of Freeport, passed away in 2016. Wilson worked for many years on his family farm, and enjoyed motorcycling and biking. In his younger years, Wilson received services at Malcolm Eaton Enterprises.
Malcolm Eaton Enterprises used funds from the Craig Wilson Memorial Trust to purchase the home earlier this year. Its future residents, four individuals with developmental disabilities, will move in later this week.
“We are very thankful for the generous contribution made by The Craig Wilson Memorial Trust, and touched by the support we have received from the entire Wilson family. This home will provide people with disabilities in our community with a beautiful home for many years to come,” said Malcolm Eaton Enterprises Executive Director, Tim Cook.
According to MEE Executive Director, Tim Cook, the funding provided by the Craig Wilson Memorial Trust will open the door to many more opportunities to serve individuals with developmental disabilities in the future.
Members of the Wilson family were in attendance during an open house on Sunday, September 10. During the open house, a memorial plaque was placed at the home, naming the residence the “Wilson House” to honor the life of Craig Wilson.
“Never underestimate what one person can do to change so many lives,” said Sheryl Sager, Craig Wilson’s sister.
“I’m so proud of his legacy,” added Betty Wilson, Craig Wilson’s mother.
Malcolm Eaton Enterprises provides education and training to 200 adults with developmental disabilities in Freeport and surrounding communities. Malcolm Eaton Enterprises has been providing these services in the Freeport area since 1966.
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