Helping Our Neighbors in Need at the Holidays!

Thank you to all who participated in our annual Thanksgiving basket giveaway.You made it possible for 59 of our neighbors in need to have a blessed and bountiful Thanksgiving!

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There are three ways to help our neighbors in need at Christmas:

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The Lord Has Come!
Give a Foster Child a Gift

For CASA Kane County, purchase a gift for a child in the foster care system to build, create or play with!

We're looking for:

  • Lego Duplo sets (ages 0-2)

  • Lego sets (all ages)

  • Art kits (all ages)

  • Board games (all ages)

-Sign up by November 28.

-Please specify item(s)/age group(s)

 for whom you're purchasing a gift.

-Item(s) due back by December 1.

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Stuff A Backpack

For a Hawthorne Elementary School child in need, stuff a backpack with:

  • a hat, mittens and scarf

  • at least 2 books

  • small toy

  • Christmas craft

Please specify if you would like to fill a backpack for a girl or boy/age, and we'll do our best to accommodate your preference.

-Sign up by December 9.

-Backpacks due back by December 13.

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A Toy for a Child in the Hospital

Provide a toy for a child in the hospital through Cal's Angels.

Cal's Angels hosts birthday parties throughout the year for kids in the hospital (and their siblings).


Choose a tag(s) from the Foundation Giving Tree (on the 5th floor after Thanksgiving). No need to wrap gifts! Preview items below.

-Toys due back by December 31.

-Please leave gifts at Giving Tree.

Please Bring all Gifts & Backpacks to the Foundation Workroom at 3-142.