About this fundraiser

Sharon Upperco graced our lives as a mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. For 35 of those years, she taught and influenced generations of students. Now, as we reflect on her extraordinary impact, we aspire to honor her in a meaningful and lasting way.

The Vision: In tribute to Sharon and her profound influence on countless lives, we envision creating a sensory room at Hinckley-Big Rock Elementary and Middle Schools, where her daughter teaches. This sanctuary will serve as a nurturing space where children of all abilities can thrive, learn, and find solace.

Why a Sensory Room? A sensory room is not merely a space; it's a sanctuary. It offers a safe haven for students with sensory processing differences, autism, ADHD, and other special needs. Sharon was integral to her family when her grandson was diagnosed with autism, helping with therapies and providing equipment necessary to help with regulation.

By providing dedicated sensory rooms, we not only honor Sharon's legacy of inclusivity and compassion but also ensure that every child at HBRES and HBRMS has access to the resources they need to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

How You Can Help: We invite you to join us in bringing this vision to life. Your generous contributions will directly fund the creation of the sensory room, including specialized equipment, sensory-friendly furnishings, and engaging interactive materials.

As we embark on this journey to honor Sharon, our mother and grandmother, let us remember that every donation, no matter the size, brings us one step closer to realizing our shared vision. Together, we can build more than just a sensory room; we can build a brighter future for our children—one where every child is valued, supported, and empowered to reach their full potential.

Thank you for your generosity, your compassion, and your commitment to making a difference in the lives of students. Sincerly the Steve Upperco and Tamara Reddington families.

Organized by

Tamara Reddinton

Naperville, IL, USA