The Orland Township Holiday Program has been assisting local families in need for more than 30 years. The Township is preparing for the 2018 Holiday Season and donations for the program are now being accepted, according to the office of Township Supervisor Paul O’Grady.
The majority of the Holiday Program recipients are clients of the Orland Township Food Pantry, which serves more than 300 families a month. Through the generosity of residents, civic groups and organizations and local businesses, the Orland Township Holiday Program is able to provide a holiday meal, gifts and other personal items to more than 150 local families who are experiencing financial difficulties.
There are several ways to participate in the Orland Township Holiday Program:
Culver’s Holiday Toy Drive – Orland Township is partnering with Culver’s of Orland Park to help provide toys to children in need. From now until December 9, Culver’s will have a donation bin in their restaurant located at 9130 159th Street for patrons to drop off new, unwrapped toys that will be delivered to the Township for distribution.
Giving Tree – For those who enjoy making the holidays special for children, the Giving Tree contains tags with wish lists for children from newborns up to age 16.
Adopt-A-Family – Make the holidays brighter for an entire family by filling their wish lists of toys, clothing and other items. This is a popular idea for work, church, school and social groups.
Please visit the Township office, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park, to choose tags from the Giving Tree or to Adopt-A-Family.
Item Donations – Contributions of food, toys, clothing and personal items can be dropped off at the Township. Please click here for a list of suggested items. Gift and clothing items for teenagers and adults are usually in short supply and greatly appreciated, as are monetary donations.
“While the holiday season is a joyous time to celebrate with family and friends, there are some members of our community who are in need of assistance,” said Supervisor O’Grady. “On behalf of those families, we ask that you share your holiday spirit by participating in the Township’s Holiday Program. Your generosity will help make the season a little brighter for one of our less fortunate neighbors.”
Donations for the Holiday Program can be dropped off at the Township office, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park, during regular business hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Tuesdays until 6 p.m. Please deliver donations for the Holiday Program by Wednesday, December 12, to give Township personnel time to sort and organize.
For more information please call (708) 403-4222.