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 Adopt a child for Christmas

"An opportunity to provide Christmas gifts for local children whose families are facing financial challenges."

We are currently assisting up to 236 families a week, including about 374 children.  Families are reaching out to us as they struggle with their finances.  Our goal, just as in the past 20+ years, is to ensure some Christmas Gifts for their children.


While COVID continues to challenge the safety of our volunteers and families, we have again made the decision to do Adopt A Child with Walmart Gift Cards.  We realize it is not the same as shopping, but our hope is that we will be back in the stores and warehouse next year! 


Please read the information below to get an understanding of how this will work. In order to make this year easier for all, as we are making a couple changes.


  • As a sponsor, we ask that you purchase Walmart Gift Cards –

                    Walmart being the most versatile and convenient store for our families

  • Determine how many children you want to provide for and purchase the cards

                    Ideally cards will be $75 or $100 for each child

  • Drop your gift cards at our office or mail to our P.O. Box 79 Antioch, IL  60002


Judy and I are here Tues, Thurs and Fri mornings 7:30 till noon

One of us is here Tues, Wed or Thurs afternoon 4:30 to 6:30

we will be closed the week of THANKSGIVING


WE MUST HAVE THE GIFT CARDS BY FRIDAY, DEC 3rd for Dec 11th distribution to families

Please call, should you need other arrangements (847) 395-0309

  • We will match your cards with the family's size

  • Should you want to do something extra for the family, consider purchasing a fleece blanket for each family member and/or a family game

Judy and Marytherese are available at (847) 395-0309 for all of your questions


Thanks for your patience, this was not an easy decision on our part to change the process, but we feel it’s our best option to have Adopt A Child in 2021.


Should you want to participate this year, we can use your support as we move through another challenging year with our families.