Palatine Township

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

Outreach Department

COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Outreach programs are a vital community service provided by the Township.

The following programs are coordinated and administered to help families and individuals who are experiencing financial hardship:

  • Easter Basket
  • Back To School Supplies Program
  • Thanksgiving
  • Angel Tree
  • Adopt A- Family
  • Toy Drive

Needs are identified by working with our General Assistance office, churches, and other social service agencies in our area. Eligible recipients must live within the Palatine Township boundaries, and other qualifications include economic guidelines, recommendations by social service agency or school, or resident nomination.

If you know of a family in need in Palatine Township that would benefit from any of these programs, please have them them contact us at the Township at (847) 358-6700 or via email to reach@palatinetownship-il.gov.

All forms and applications can be found on our Forms and Application page.

Donations and volunteer support are always welcome and appreciated. Please click and check our Donation Page for details.  If you would like to be a donor for any of our programs, click on these links to learn more:

Adopt-A-Family Donor     Angel Tree Donor    Thanksgiving Donor    Toy Drive


Thanksgiving Recipient Application

The Thanksgiving Basket Program provides under-resourced families with a basket filled with ingredients to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, donated by generous members of our community.  If you would like your family to be enrolled in this program, please submit the application online no later than October 28, 2022.

You must be a Palatine Township resident and submit required documents to participate.  After submitting your application you will be notified by email ONLY if you are missing or need to update any or all documents. Please check your email including your spam and/or junk folders.

Your basket will be distributed at Palatine Township on November 19, 2022.  No exceptions will be made.

Click here to apply for Thanksgiving



Adopt-A-Family Recipient Application

The Adopt-A-Family Program provides under-resourced families with Christmas gifts donated by generous members of our community.  Adopt-A-Family provides presents for both children and parents.

You must be a Palatine Township Resident and submit required documents to participate.

If you would like your family to be enrolled in this program, please fill out the application online no later than October 14, 2022.

Pick up for Adopt-A-Family will be December 10, 2022.

After submitting your application, you will be notified by email if you are missing or need to update any or all documents.  You will receive your wish list via email. Please check your email including your spam and/or junk folders.

Click here to apply for Adopt-A-Family



Angel Tree Recipient Application

The Angel Tree Program provides under-resourced families with Christmas gifts for their children, donated by generous members of our community. 

Completion of this form does not guarantee participation in the program.

You must be a Palatine Township resident and submit required documents to participate.

If you would like your child to be enrolled in this program, please fill out the application form below and return it by October 14, 2022.

Pick up for Angel Tree will be December 6 and 7, 2022.

After submitting your application you will be notified by email if you need to update any or all documents. You will also receive your wish list via email. Please check your email including your spam and/or junk folders.

Click here to apply for Angel Tree


Our programs support families throughout the year, please consider supporting our programs by donating financially here or to our programs here.