The Adopt-A-Family and Angel Tree programs provide under-resourced Township residents and families with presents and joy during the holidays.
Submitted by Palatine Township of Illinois
Palatine Township invites residents to take part in two holiday giving programs: Adopt-A-Family and Angel Tree. Both programs provide in-need township residents with gifts over the holidays.
"Individuals who benefit from these giving programs might not otherwise receive gifts due to financial constraints," said Palatine Township Supervisor Sharon Langlotz-Johnson. "These programs help alleviate some of the stress that come with the holidays, and lets its recipients know others are wishing them well."
The Adopt-A-Family program provides new clothing, toys and gifts to in-need families in the township. Those who wish to participate can sign up at palatinetownship.com no later than Monday, Nov. 6. The township is requesting gift cards be provided in lieu of gifts for parent and guardians, which can be used to purchase needed items for the family including food, clothing and toiletries. The requested gift card amount is approximately $50 for each family member so that giving is even for all recipients. Gift cards can be placed in a separate envelope and donors are asked to include a gift card receipt.
Once participants have signed up to adopt a family, they are assigned a specific donation drop off time on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. Please note: The Adopt-A-Family program is anonymous, so donations must be delivered at the assigned time; in-need families will be picking up gifts on the same day at a later time. For information, email Llinberg@palatinetownship.com, or call (847) 358-6700.
Angel Trees are on display in the Palatine Township Center lobby, 721 S. Quentin Road, Palatine, and decorated with handmade angel ornaments, which contain the first name, age and gift wish of in-need children or senior citizens living in Palatine Township. To participate, donors can select an ornament and reserve it at the front desk. Participants are asked to spend between $25 and $35 per 'Angel,' and gifts must not be used or perishable. Donors should fasten the ornament to the top of the wrapped package, and drop it off at the Palatine Township Center by Friday, Dec. 1.
The Palatine Township Center is open Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Visit palatinetownship.com.