On Monday night, the Palatine Jaycees proudly awarded $500 shopping sprees to 10 local families for use at the Walmart in Palatine. Afterwards, each family was also granted a surprise $500 check to use for additional expenses.
Families were selected through a nomination process involving local community agencies. Through support from the Palatine Opportunity Center, Bridge Youth and Family Services, Children's Home and Aid Society and WINGS, the Jaycees accepted nominations and selected deserving recipients.
This was the third year the Jaycees held this event. The money for this very special event was raised through various programs the Palatine Jaycees sponsors throughout the year. Each year, the Palatine Jaycees are behind numerous events and activities that serve the community and accumulate funds for operation of the chapter, and community donations.
Included are the Fourth of July Festival, Christmas tree sales, the annual garage sale and other projects that benefit the community and help raise funds.
The Palatine Jaycees provide development opportunities that empower young people between the age of 21 and 40 to create positive change. As one of Palatine’s foremost organizations for young people, the Palatine Jaycees have provided community based events and funding to Palatine for more than fifty years. As one of the largest chapters in the State of Illinois, the Palatine Jaycees offer a combination of community service, individual development and social opportunities.
The Palatine Chapter holds their monthly general meeting on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM at the American Legion Hall on Palatine Road in Palatine.
For further information on the Palatine Jaycees, membership or any of their sponsored events write to the Palatine Jaycees, Post Office Box 1517, Palatine, IL 60078-1517, call them at 847-604-0288, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their web site at www.palatinejaycees.org.
Information provided by Traci Hinshaw, Palatine Jaycee and chair of this year's charitable event.