Andy-John G. Kalkounos, Palatine Township Supervisor
Job Openings at Palatine Township
As we come to the end of 2022, we reflect on the efforts and work accomplished by the Township. This Board kept our commitment to fiscal responsibility of taxpayer money and maintained 0% percent tax increase over last year’s rate. We have increased our services and have provided additional relief to our most vulnerable populations!
DEAR PILOT PROGRAM:
Palatine Township launched a donor based pilot program in response to rising inflation impacting the area’s neediest population. The temporary program is called Donors Empowering Area Residents or “DEAR.” The aim was to alleviate the impact of increased fuel and food prices. DEAR concluded at the end of October 2022 for an impact study.
Through the program, qualified residents received a $25 gift card at their 30-day food pantry appointment to purchase gas, additional food or household items. The distributed cards were donated to the Palatine Township Needy Family Fund. Over $76,000 in gift card assistance was issued thanks to donors like you! No taxpayer dollars were used for this program.
In addition to the valuable services that the Township provides, Palatine Township partners with 29 not-for-profit agencies to fund programs that serve residents in crisis and poverty. Funded agencies are required to document and track their impact and populations served in Palatine Township. This Township has a deep-rooted culture of meeting the needs of our community!
The very generous support that we receive from our donors allows us to help families with our Food Pantry and Outreach Programs.
Our “Palatine Township Needy Family Fund” 501(c)3 (NFF) is a not-for-profit funded by private, tax-deductible contributions that assists residents with emergency payments for rent, utilities and essential items that cannot be funded through the General Assistance Department.
NFF also provides all residents in our community with Food Pantry and Outreach Programs such as Easter Baskets, Back To School Supplies, Thanksgiving Baskets and Holiday gifts for individuals and families.
NFF welcomes civic minded individuals, businesses and nonprofits to help us to build programs like DEAR and Crisis Assistance, through donations or matching gifts.
We ask that you remember our vulnerable friends and neighbors in Palatine Township and donate time or treasure. Your contributions make a life changing difference in our community.
Please visit our donation page on our new website for additional ways to help.
We exist to help those who need assistance…
Sometimes those people are hard to find. If you know of someone who needs a hand or advice on how to manage through an issue, please allow us the opportunity to help advise and support. If you would like to contribute, volunteer or serve please call (847) 358-6700.
Andy-John G. Kalkounos
Supervisor, Palatine Township
Palatine Township Assistance: Page Link for information
We help needy families within Palatine Township. If you are in need of assistance, please contact the Township by calling (847) 358-6700 or by sending an email to Reach@PalatineTownship-il.gov.
Palatine Food Pantry Needs: To assist at need families, please click for a list of Immediate Needs along with our general list.
Click for our Food Pantry page.
Please donate to the Needy Family Fund. This not-for-profit plan is funded by private, tax-deductible contributions to assist residents who are at need. You can donate online by clicking on the donate button below. We will help people financially who have no income and are not eligible for unemployment. They are the first priority.
Our Motto is "People Serving People."
Palatine Township supports citizens within the Township with services authorized by Illinois law including assistance to those in need, support for accurate property assessments, senior services including transportation, and maintenance for roadways in the unincorporated areas. We provide programs and services in a timely, efficient and courteous manner always mindful that the taxpayers of Palatine Township are paying for the services.
Palatine Township provides numerous services and events for its 113,000 residents, and supports 29 social service agencies located within its boundaries. The Township is one of the most heavily populated in Illinois, with a goal to enhance and improve the quality of life for all of its residents. The following communities are part of the Township: Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Inverness, Arlington Heights, Hoffman Estates, Barrington, South Barrington and Schaumburg.
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