Donors are being sought to adopt a family for the holidays.
For more than 60 years the Glen Ellyn Junior Woman's Club has provided holiday cheer through their Christmas Baskets program, which benefits local community members in need.
Donors adopt a family and buy gifts for each person in the family. Participating families range from small to large. Food from the Salvation Army and gifts through local school toy drives are added to the family basket.
The drop-off date for wrapped gifts is Dec. 6, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Parkview Community Church, 764 St. Charles Road, Glen Ellyn. Baskets are delivered to families on December 8.
If you would like to adopt a family or help with deliveries, please contact Mary Sheehy before December 1 at 773-620-1919 or at GEJuniorsXmasBaskets@gmail.com.
DuPage County Basket Brigade
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and DuPage County residents are invited to participate in Operation Basket Brigade, which will collect and distribute food baskets to needy DuPage County families in time for Thanksgiving.
- County residents can help with Operation Basket Brigade in several ways:
- Donate food for the holiday baskets.
- Volunteer to help with the sorting and packing of food donations into holiday meal baskets.
- Help create awareness of this activity in their place of worship, where there may be other people who wish to donate food or volunteer their time to sort and pack the holiday food baskets.
DuPage County Township Officials will assist by identifying needy families and helping with the delivery of the food baskets, according to the DuPage County Health Department.
In addition to the goal of helping needy families, Operation Basket Brigade will be part of a warehousing and distribution exercise by the DuPage County Health Department’s Office of Risk and Emergency Management (OREM).
For detailed information on how you can assist Operation Basket Brigade, please visit http://www.dupagehealth.org/giving or contact any OREM staff member at 630-221-7888.
Is your group, school or club doing something special to support the community this holiday? Share it with us and we will post it in a column. Contact Mary Ann Lopez at email@example.com.