The Cause

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Fathers Helping Fathers

A portion of the proceeds from the Halloween Hustle 5k will go directly to benefit Fathers Helping Fathers, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping fathers’ rights in the areas of parenting and raising awareness about the positive influence committed fathers have on the development of their children. FHF develops educational classes and development programs that help fathers in every aspect of being a parent from pre-birth classes, toddler training, and dealing with teenagers. FHF is also a frontrunner in the struggle to raise awareness about the positive influence fathers have on the development of their children and on the family structure itself. Fathers Helping Fathers is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation and all donations are tax deductible. To learn more about FHF, please visit their website.

The Palatine Township Food Pantry provides assistance to anyone in need living within our Township boundaries.  Many clients have traditional families that have had temporary setbacks due to unemployment or illness; single parent families where one income barely pays the rent and senior citizens and the disabled who face spiraling medical costs.  The pantry has served an average of 345 families each month during the past year.

Families may come to the Food Pantry every 30 days for groceries, free of charge.  Dairy products and meat are available in addition to breads, canned and boxed food.  Our client choice Food Pantry offers the ability to shop for individual preferences/

Donations

We rely on and appreciate all nonperishable donations.  Food drives are always needed to keep our shelves stocked, but each and every individual donation adds up, enabling us to fulfill our mission.

Current needs:

  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Tomato Paste
  • Coffee/Tea
  • 100% Juice Boxes
  • Dried Beans
  • Baby Wipes
  • Disposable Diapers, especially Sizes 4 and 5
  • Laundry Detergent
  •  Liquid Dish Soap
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Tuna
  • Cleaning Products
  • Personal Products (shampoo, toothpaste, feminine products)

 

Monetary donations are also appreciated and are fully tax deductible.  The name of the charitable organization is the Palatine Township Needy Family Fund.  As a member of the Greater Chicago Food Depoistory, monetary donations are used to buy both nonperishable and fresh food in bulk at greatly reduced prices.

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