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Help CCSD 89 families in need by donating gift cards through December 10

To the families and staff of CCSD 89:

Did you know that there are more than 450 children in Community Consolidated School District 89 who are getting by with very limited resources? At times, their family’s budget can make it challenging to afford rent or have enough food in the house. Winter and the holiday season can be particularly difficult for these children.

This year, the district will once again be collecting gift cards to benefit the families of children in CCSD 89 schools. The community has a long tradition of helping families in our schools who face financial challenges.

Social workers at all five CCSD 89 schools will be collecting gift cards from Walmart, Target, Jewel, and Aldi. You can donate as many cards as you'd like, but we request that the increment for each card be between $10 and $25. With help from the PTC community outreach teams, most of the gift cards will be distributed to families before the holidays. A few will be shared with families during the year, as special circumstances arise.

Whether it's a holiday meal, a special gift, or just that little extra to help a family make it through the month, we can all work together to bring joy to our neighbors.

Please give as generously as you are able. The outreach begins today and continues through Friday, December 10. Gift cards can be dropped off in your school's main office. CCSD 89 social workers will see that these gifts are shared where there is a need. Together, we will make a difference for our friends and neighbors. 

With appreciation,

CCSD 89 PTC Community Outreach and Superintendent Dr. Emily K. Tammaru

Posted: November 23, 2021