Donate to the 2022 Assist-A-Family Campaign!
Please consider supporting Skokie’s 2022 Assist-A-Family Program (AAF) campaign by clicking on the link above. 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. During the 2021 holiday season, 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. Families and individuals that qualify for Assist-A-Family have been identified as experiencing undue financial hardship in the previous calendar year.
Donations will also help support the Assist-A-Family’s Emergency Financial Assistance (EFA) program. The EFA program allows HHS to provide urgent year-round support to low-income individuals and families who have experienced a hardship. Funds are used to assist qualified individuals and families pay for rent, mortgage and/or unpaid utilities.
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. Mail checks to Village of Skokie, Health and Human Services Department, 5127 Oakton Street, Skokie, Illinois, 60077. For more information on donating to the 2022 Assist-A-Family program, contact the Skokie Health and Human Services Department at 847/933-8208.