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Holiday Shopping Spree Benefits Palatine Children

Zurich North America, a United Way corporate partner, donated Target gift cards to underprivileged children to make their Christmas merrier.

United Way North-Northwest, Zurich North America and Target provided children from the Palatine Opportunity Center with Christmas gifts this year. Credit: United Way North-Northwest
United Way North-Northwest, Zurich North America and Target provided children from the Palatine Opportunity Center with Christmas gifts this year. Credit: United Way North-Northwest

A group of children from Palatine were treated to a holiday shopping spree at Target on Dec. 20.

Zurich North America, a United Way corporate partner, donated 34 $100 gift cards to 34 kids who access services at the Palatine Opportunity Center (POC), a United Way funded agency that connects underserved residents in the area to services and resources in an effort to build a community of empowered people, healthy families and vibrant neighborhoods.

The children traveled by bus from the POC to the Palatine Target at 679 E. Dundee Rd to choose their Christmas gifts.

"This is a great example of how the corporate community is partnering with local agencies to ensure our friends and neighbors have the chance to celebrate the holidays," said Marcia McMahon, Regional Chief Professional Officer, United Way North-Northwest.

Learn more about the Palatine Opportunity Center and ways to donate at http://www.palatineopportunitycenter.org/

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