Orland Township offers Holiday Giving opportunities for needy families
Orland Township’s Holiday Program is now accepting donations
As the 2021 Holiday Season begins, Orland Township is ready to accept donations for this year’s Holiday Program; and there are several ways to participate.
For over 30 years, Orland Township has provided a yearly holiday meal, gifts, and other personal items to more than 200 families who are experiencing financial difficulties; with a majority of the recipients being clients of the Orland Township Food Pantry. Whether you’re donating as a single resident, family, school, or business, your generosity is greatly appreciated.
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 18. Please visit the Township office, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park to choose tags from the giving tree. All gifts and tags must be turned in to Orland Township by December 3.
Adopt-A-Family – Make the holidays brighter for an entire family by filling their wish lists of toys, clothing and other household items. This is a popular idea for work, church, school and social groups. To inquire about the Adopt-A-Family program, please contact Lindsay at (708) 403-4222 or by email at LindsayT@orlandtownship.org.
Item Donations – Contributions of food, NEW toys, NEW clothing and personal items can be dropped off at the Township. Please see the Township website, orlandtownship.org 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.
Registry For Good – Through this online registry, you may purchase needed items so Orland Township can help make the lives of families a little brighter! The items on this registry goes towards the Holiday Program by filling families wish lists. Go to Orland Township’s website www.orlandtownship.org and click on the “Registry For Good” banner to view or purchase items for the Township’s 2021 Holiday Program.
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. Additionally, the Township will offer extended Holiday Program Donation Hours:
- Tuesday, Nov. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, Dec. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m.
- Thursday, Dec. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m.
- Saturday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon
Please deliver donations for the Holiday Program by Thursday, December 9, to give Township personnel time to sort and organize.
Orland Township will also hold two all-day (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) Holiday donation drive-throughs, with the first being on November 30 in conjunction with Giving Tuesday, a global generosity movement that aims to unleash the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. The second will take place only a few days later on Tuesday, December 7.
For more information on programs, services, and events being held at Orland Township, visit the website, orlandtownship.org, or call (708) 403-4222. Be sure to like the Orland Township Facebook page for more updates.
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