Dawn Allen    Words on Wheels Board Member

Dawn Allen

Words on Wheels Board Member

Dawn started her work as a volunteer at age 9 where she served alongside of her Grandmother at a local soup kitchen every week for 4 years.

Dawn gave up her free period during her Jr. and Sr. year of high school to assist with the Special Needs Choir.

Following graduation, Dawn went on to work as a teacher’s assistant for an organized curriculum-based day care, where she was trained and licensed to provide Early Childhood care. Later she went on to provide human resource services for Hewitt Assoc.

As a mother of 3 children, Dawn has given much of her time volunteering as a Room Mom, chaperoning and even organizing field trips, and events at St. Anastasia School in Waukegan IL

Starting in 2002 following the loss of her father to Leukemia, she began participating and organizing fundraisers for the National Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Today Dawn provides in home Child Care for 2 children ages 5 and 3 in Round Lake IL. Dawn enjoys reading, singing and working on numbers and letters with the children she cares for and her young nieces and nephews.

Dawn has given of her time as a volunteer at her local soup kitchen.