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Palatine Jaycees Accept Requests for Community Grants

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  • Sarah Harwerth-De Marco

    Sarah Harwerth-De Marco

Sarah Harwerth-De Marco, Palatine Jaycees

The Palatine Jaycees are accepting applications from local community organizations serving Palatine residents as part of their annual Community Grants Program.

"Historically, these awards have ranged from $100.00 to $3,000.00," said Audrey Harwood, co-chair of the Program. "The requests for assistance historically have been for programs or equipment. We receive applications from a wide range of groups like Little City and the Bridge."

"Organizations with specific needs should submit written proposals to the Community Grants Committee for consideration," said co-chair Brianne Lind. "Include the amount requested with a brief description of the usage for the funds."

Organizations are required to submit an application with their request. The application is available on the Jaycee website at can be requested by emailing Applications can be submitted electronically or sent to Palatine Jaycees, Community Donations Committee, PO Box 1517, Palatine, IL 60078-1517. Proposals must be received no later than Monday, April 9th.

Every year, the Palatine Jaycees conduct numerous programs to serve the community and accumulate funds for operation of the chapter and community events, grants and scholarships. Included in these projects are Hometown Fest (Fourth of July festival), Christmas tree sales, Easter Egg Hunt, STEM Fair and others that benefit the Palatine community.

The Palatine Chapter of the Jaycees, one of 50 local chapters throughout Illinois, has over 130 members and is one of the largest chapters in Illinois. The Jaycees provide individuals between the age of 21 and 40 the opportunity to develop personal and leadership skills while serving their community and have been recognized state-wide, nationally and internationally for their efforts.

The Palatine Chapter holds their monthly general meeting on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM at the American Legion Hall on Palatine Road in Palatine. For further information on the Palatine Jaycees, membership or any of their sponsored events visit their web site at, email them at or call them at 847-604-0288.

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