Needy Family Fund
This not-for-profit plan funded by private, tax-deductible contributions assists residents with emergency payments for rent, utilities, prescriptions, and essential items that cannot be funded through the General Assistance Department.
Donations to the Needy Family Fund are gratefully accepted throughout the year (The Needy Family Fund is a 501(C) (3) tax-deductible fund) and can be made in one of two ways:
- By mailing your check payable to the “Needy Family Fund” to Palatine Township Center, 721 S. Quentin Road, Suite 101, Palatine, IL 60067; or
- By delivering your cash donation or check payable as above to the same address Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM and Saturday from 8:30 AM to noon.
- Click here for a coupon to attach to your check (Adobe PDF).
Gift Card Program
Gift Cards to local grocery stores, pharmacies and other retailers in denominations no larger than $25 each are helpful vehicles through which we can assist residents
who are facing economic hardships.
Gift Card enable qualifying residents perishable groceries, fresh produce, prescriptions, and other personal essentials throughout the year. They are also a helpful adjunct to our Thanksgiving and Spring Basket, Adopt-A-Family and other outreach programs.
The next time you are shopping for your family, please purchase a gift card for your neighbors in need and mail it to or drop it off at the Township Center, 721 S. Quentin Road, Suite 101, Palatine, IL 60067, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
These small, pocket-sized cards can mean the difference between having to choose between medications and meat and being able to buy both.