Thanksgiving Baskets are given to in-need families through one initiative, while “Hope for the Holidays” provides gift cards to low-income youth and seniors.

Elk Grove Township is currently seeking donors to participate in holiday giving programs aimed at providing low-income families, youth and senior citizens with a little extra joy this coming holiday season. The deadline to sign up is Friday, October 21.

The Thanksgiving Basket program provides all the fixings for the traditional holiday meal to in-need families living in the Township. Donors can put together as many laundry baskets or boxes as they would like to donate and fill them with non-perishable food items. The list of items is provided to donors by Township staff members after their participation in the program is confirmed. A $25 gift card should also be included so that families can purchase turkey, ham, dairy or other perishable items to complete their holiday meal.

Donors can also participate in Hope for the Holidays program that benefits low-income children or senior citizens. A $50 gift card is given to each individual sponsored by donors and enables recipients to purchase holiday gifts of their choice.

“These programs provide an opportunity for generous community members to impact the holiday season experience for our neighbors in need,” said Elk Grove Township Supervisor George Busse. “A Thanksgiving meal or a gift card may not seem like much, but it means a great deal to those who otherwise would not be able to afford these extras over the holidays.”

The list of recipients for both programs has already been vetted by Township staff members to ensure they meet low income requirements.  

To register as a donor, please visit​ and search under the ‘Social Services’ tab and click on either of the programs, or you can mail or drop off the registration form included in the most recent Elk Grove Township newsletter – which is mailed to all homes within the Township’s borders. The Township address is 600 Landmeier Road, Elk Grove Village, Illinois, 60007.

For any questions, please call the Township at 224-265-6111