Donate to the 2022 Assist-A-Family Campaign!
Please consider supporting Skokie’s 2022 Assist-A-Family Program (AAF) campaign. Annually, the community’s generosity helps fund the AAF program, which includes both the annual winter holiday season gift-card support program and the year-round emergency financial assistance program. These invaluable programs assist Skokie families struggling with limited financial resources meet year-round household expenses and celebrate the winter holidays.
During the winter holiday season, the Skokie Health and Human Services (HHS) Department identifies eligible Skokie families to receive gift cards for area businesses which they use to purchase food, household necessities and other items specific to each family member’s needs. Last year, some 154 Skokie households, which included 332 children and a total of 309 adult household members, received support through the Skokie Assist-A-Family program during the holidays. Families and individuals that qualify for Assist-A-Family have been identified as experiencing undue financial hardship in the previous calendar year.
While donations are accepted all year, those interested in making a donation for the 2022 holiday season are asked to please do so by Thursday, December 1, 2022. Click here to make an online donation to the 2022 Skokie Assist-A-Family Program. Checks also are accepted and should be made payable to the Village of Skokie, with Skokie Assist-A-Family Program noted on the memo line. Checks should be mailed to Village of Skokie, Health and Human Services Department, 5127 Oakton Street, Skokie, Illinois, 60077. For further information, please contact the Health and Human Services Department at 847/933-8208.
If you need support:
Families or individuals in need of support this holiday season, applications to apply will be closing end of business day November 21, 2022. To learn more about the Assist-A-Family Holiday program, please call Health and Human Services 847/933-8208.