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Donate Holiday Gifts for Local Children in Need through Share the Spirit Program at People’s Resource Center

Nov 14, 2018 11:54AM ● By Hannah Ott

Westmont, IL - People’s Resource Center (PRC) will be collecting toys, hats, mittens, gloves and monetary donations for its annual Share the Spirit program. The program provides gifts to children who would otherwise go without them. With the community’s help, PRC will make the holiday season a memorable time for families in DuPage County by providing them with holiday gifts for their children.

“Our annual Share the Spirit event is truly inspirational," said PRC Executive Director, Jeni Fabian, describing the event. "I love to see the community come together to brighten the holidays for families right here in DuPage County. We even have long-term supporters who take time off work to volunteer!”

Here’s how the community can help: 

Host a Share the Spirit Toy Drive: Hold a collection for new, unwrapped children’s gifts and bring them to one of PRC’s drop-off locations on November 30 or December 2. 

  • Friday, November 30 from 9am-4pm, People’s Resource Center Southeast, 104 Chestnut Ave.,  Westmont.
  • Sunday, December 2 from 9am-3pm, DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Rd., Wheaton.
Organize a Fundraiser: Make a financial contribution towards the 2018 Share the Spirit program at peoplesrc.org/holiday by raising money through a fundraiser of your choice. Donations can also be mailed to: People’s Resource Center, 201 S. Naperville Rd., Wheaton. Please be sure contributions are made payable to People’s Resource Center and STS is included in the memo line. Share the Spirit also welcomes gift cards from local stores which are given to families and teenagers to buy gifts.

Volunteer: Assist with organizing and distributing donations to neighbors in need. Call 630-682-5402 ext. 325 to sign-up. Over 650 families will choose their gifts on December 3-5. PRC volunteers assist with shopping and wrapping presents. Handy toolkits with customizable posters and other publicity materials that can help organizations and individuals with their fundraising effort can be found online at peoplesrc.org/toolkits.  

For more information about this great way to give back this season, visit peoplesrc.org/holiday.


About People’s Resource Center

Since 1975, People’s Resource Center has been bringing neighbors together to respond to hunger and poverty in DuPage County. With a team of over 2,600 volunteers, they offer nutritious food and other basic necessities like clothes and rent assistance for people facing tough times. PRC also connects people with resources—education and tutoring, jobs, technology, art, a caring community—to create a future of hope and opportunity for all.

 

Source: Susan Manning, 630-384-1355, smanning@peoplesrc.org