Palatine Township

721 South Quentin Road, Suite 101, Palatine, IL 60067
847-358-6700 | | (847) 358-2888

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Needy Family Fund

Ways you can donate to help fellow Township residents.

This not-for-profit plan funded by private, tax-deductible contributions assists residents with emergency payments for rent, utilities, prescriptions, and essential items that cannot be funded through the General Assistance Department. We will help people financially who have no income and are not eligible for unemployment. They are the first priority.

Donations to the Needy Family Fund are gratefully accepted throughout the year (The Needy Family Fund is a 501(C) (3) tax-deductible fund) and can be made in one of two ways:

  • By mailing your check payable to the “Needy Family Fund” to Palatine Township Center, 721 S. Quentin Road, Suite 101, Palatine, IL  60067; or
  • By delivering your cash donation or check payable as above to the same address Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
  • Click here for a coupon to attach to your check (Adobe PDF).

Gift Card Program

Gift Cards to local grocery stores, pharmacies and other retailers in denominations no larger than $25 each are helpful vehicles through which we can assist residents who are facing economic hardships.

Gift Card enable qualifying residents perishable groceries, fresh produce, prescriptions, and other personal essentials throughout the year.  They are also a helpful adjunct to our Thanksgiving and Spring Basket, Adopt-A-Family and other outreach programs.

The next time you are shopping for your family, please purchase a gift card for your neighbors in need and mail it to or drop it off at the Township Center, 721 S. Quentin Road, Suite 101, Palatine, IL  60067, Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

These small, pocket-sized cards can mean the difference between having to choose between medications and groceries and being able to buy both.