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posted: 4/2/2013 3:27 PM

Jaycees accepting requests for financial assistance

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Submitted by Palatine Jaycees

The Palatine Jaycees are accepting applications from Palatine residents and local community organizations in need of financial assistance as part of its annual Community Donations Program.

"Historically, these awards have ranged from $100 to $3,000," said Chrissy Trilling-Raices, chairman of the program. "The requests for assistance have been for medical or utility bills, training equipment, housing, clothing, senior citizen assisted living care and many other worthwhile programs. We receive applications from both individuals and groups like Shelter Inc. and The Bridge."

Individuals and organizations with specific needs should submit written proposals to the Community Donations Committee for consideration. Include the amount requested with a brief description of the usage for the funds. Applications are available at and proposals must be received no later than Wednesday, April 10. Send your request to Palatine Jaycees, Community Donations Committee, or PO Box 1517, Palatine, IL 60078-1517. Email is preferred.

Every year, the Palatine Jaycees conduct numerous programs to serve the community and accumulate funds for operation of the Chapter and community donations. Included in these projects are the Fourth of July Festival, Christmas tree sales, a sand sale and others which benefit the community directly and help raise funds.

The Palatine Jaycees provide development opportunities that empower young people between the age of 21 and 40 to create positive change. As one of Palatine's foremost organizations for young people, the Palatine Jaycees have provided community based events and funding to Palatine for more than 50 years. As one of the largest chapters in the state of Illinois, the Palatine Jaycees offer a combination of community service, individual development and social opportunities.

The Palatine Chapter holds their monthly general meeting 7:30 p.m., on the third Thursday of the month, at the American Legion Hall on Palatine Road, in Palatine. For information on membership or sponsored events write to the Palatine Jaycees, Post Office Box 1517, Palatine, IL 60078-1517, call (847) 604-0288, email or visit