Impact Families in Need Through Palatine Township's Adopt-A-Family Program
Palatine Township's Adopt-A-Family program helps the holiday season to be a little bit brighter for low income families living in the Township. The program connects these families with generous donors in the community who help to fulfill their holiday wishes.
Donors provide a range of items for these families in-need, including toys, gifts and new clothing. Gift cards are requested for adults so they are able to purchase needed items for the household such as food, clothing and toiletries. Families assisted through the Adopt-A-Family program remain confidential; donors are provided only with the number of family members and their holiday wish lists.
During last year's program, 213 families were adopted and dozens of the recipients reached out to the Township afterwards to express their thanks and appreciation for the gifts they received--which went far beyond the materials ones wrapped up under the Christmas tree. Please see just a few of the excerpts from their letters to the Township, below:
"God bless you for your generosity, the gifts were so needed. And thank you also for the smiles our whole family received," wrote Family 1-C.
"I though our Christmas was going to be so bleak due to health and financial challenges in our family; due to your generosity, my babies believe there is a Santa! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving my babies a Christmas to unwrap," wrote Family 83.
"My son loved his gift, and I love the clothes you gave my baby girl. Have a wonderful merry Christmas and a happy new year!" wrote Family 2-G.
The requested gift value for family members is between $50-$75 so that giving is even for all recipients. Once donors have signed up to adopt a family, they are provided with the holiday wish lists and assigned a specific donation drop-off time on Saturday, December 14.
Individuals, families, clubs, churches, businesses and organizations are invited to make a difference in the lives of others this holiday season through this annual giving program. Donors can sign up at PalatineTownship-il.gov/adopt-a-family/ no later than Thursday, November 1, 2019.
For more information, call 847-358-6700 or email JMazzone@palatinetownship-il.gov or Llinberg@palatinetownship-il.gov.
For more information about Palatine Township, please visit PalatineTownship-il.gov.