Adopt-A-Family Donor Sign Up

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There are low-income families in our community whose financial situations will not allow them to experience a joy-filled holiday season. You can reach out and help one of these Palatine Township families by “adopting” them for the holidays.

The “Adopt-A-Family Program” provides new clothing, toys, and gifts to families who are referred to us by local social workers.  Please read the detailed program guidelines below and submit the “Donor Sign-Up Form” no later than November 15, 2018, if your family, club, church, business, or organization would like to participate in this program. When we receive your form and match it to a family we will send you information about your “special family”.

This year the gift collection and distribution will take place on Saturday, December 15.  When you receive your family information, you will also be assigned a drop-off site and time. If you are unable to deliver your gifts on this date, please let us know. However, due to the large size of the program, we appreciate your flexibility whenever possible.

We are requesting donors to provide gift cards instead of gifts for the parent/guardian. This will allow the parent/guardian to purchase much-needed items for their families such as food, clothing, and toiletries.  As in previous years, in order to maintain uniformity among the recipients, we ask that you spend approximately $50-75 on each person in the family.  Please keep this in mind when deciding how many and what size families to “adopt.”

 Please provide your information as you would like it to appear in correspondence and Adopt-A-Family records.

The date for the 2018 Adopt-A-Family Program is Saturday, December 15. You will be assigned one of two drop-off sites.

If you have additional questions please contact the Township at 847-358-6700 or

2018 Adopt-A-Family Donor Form

  • If you would like to participate in the Adopt-A-Family program, please sign up as a donor no later than November 15, 2018.

  • Larger groups may prefer to give a total number of people that they would like to "adopt" and this number will be divided into families of various sizes.
  • For example, 5 - 6 people.
  • Example: A family with teenagers or young children, etc. Please note that we will do our best to fulfill your request, however sometimes we cannot comply with all requests.
  • Monetary Donation you intend on making to the Needy Family Fund.
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