Help a Family in Need This Christmas

From making the list, to checking it twice, to wrapping and giving, together we can spread Christmas cheer throughout the community.

Help us help a deserving family of a single mom and two young boys as they are in a temporary living situation with only one shared room. While the mom is working, she is having a hard time keeping up with daily living expenses and large bills for rent, student loans and expensive car repairs. This living situation has been affecting the children’s grades and behavior at school. They are coming to the realization that they know their lives won't be the same as the years past.

With your help, let’s brighten their holiday and make their Christmas a happy one so that for one day, they can forget some of the hardships they face on a daily basis in their temporary home.

We are looking for unwrapped toys for a 3rd grade boy and 6th grade boy. Please bring to the Ivy League Rec Center at 8500 W. 191st St., Mokena, IL by Decebmer 20th or make a tax-deductible donation.

In-Kind Donations:

  • Toys – unwrapped

Nominate a family in need

Nominations close November 27th, 2017.

Please email all nominations to and include the following:

  • Nominator’s Name:
  • Nominator’s Address:
  • Phone:
  • Nominator’s Email:
  • Nominators Relationship to the family:
  • Family’s Story & Why You’re nominated them:
  • Optional: Share a short video of a recorded version of yourself sharing the story of your nominated family!