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Phyllis Santullano Holiday Gift Drive

For Immediate Release: October 10, 2014
Contact: Moraine Township Clerk Gail Feiger Brown, 847-432-3240

Holiday Gift Drive Sponser Sought

Each year Moraine Townships seeks sponsors to partner with the Township in the Phyllis Santullano Holiday Gift Drive. Our local school district counselors and social workers identify students whose families may not be able to provide holiday gifts, and the families who opt to participate are anonymously paired with generous community sponsors.

"The age, gender, size and a wish list of the anonymous child are provided to sponsors who commit to spending between $40 and $50 on new toys and clothing for each child," explained Township Clerk Gail Feiger Brown, who co-chairs the effort. "When gifts are distributed to the children, the family also receives grocery gift cards to shop for the foods that make their family's holiday celebration special."

It sometimes surprises people to learn how many families in our community are in need; 26.5% of our District 112 students are from low-income families. In 2014, our generous community sponsored over 600 children through this Township / Schools / Community partnership.

"We are reminded daily of how fortunate we are to live in a community with a spirit of generosity and compassion that is second to none," noted Event Co-Chair Sue Kach.

To become a sponsor, please contact Gail Brown at Moraine Township 847-432-3240 to obtain a sponsor form, and return it to the Township as soon as possible, but no later than Friday November 6, 2015. Let us know how many children you are willing to sponsor! Or download the form as a PDF (please note it is not a fillable form).

The Annual Holiday Gift Drive is named after Phyllis Santullano, a Highland Park City Council member during the '70s and '80s who founded The North Suburban Self-Help Center to help struggling families from all cultures in our community. Moraine Township's Annual Holiday Gift Drive in small part helps to keep Phyllis' spirit of compassion and generosity alive in our community.

Sponsor forms are be available at morainetownship.org, at the Township office, 777 Central Avenue, or request via email clerk@morainetownship.org, or call the Clerk at 847-432-3240.

For further information call Moraine Township 847-432-3240 or email clerk@morainetownship.org.

Moraine Township's website is www.morainetownship.org.

 

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