“Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep.
The only way to retain love is to give it away.” – Elbert Hubbard
As the holidays approach, so many things swirl around us, but the simple message of the season is love. It is a smile or simple gesture. Every act of kindness builds on another to bring about positive change. For many of our clients, receiving messages of encouragement and gifts of support can be the reminder they need to keep moving forward. It is the hope that says together we are able to cope with life’s challenges and overcome. It has been said,
“Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look at what they can do when they stick together.”
In the spirit of the season, we invite you to join together with us at the Crisis Center in sending a message of love and hope to our clients. Please consider donating individually, as a family, an organization/company or through a group. Your gifts let our clients know that people have a place in their heart for them and that they are not alone.
There are two programs you can participate in:
1. Holiday Wishes List – To participate in this program, purchase items off our enclosed Holiday Wishes List for families in our counseling and court programs, put unwrapped items in a bag labeled Holiday Wishes with your contact information, and drop them off at the Tinley Park Public Library by Mon. Dec. 12th.
2. Adopt-a-Family – To participate in this program, contact Shani at (708) 429-7255 or firstname.lastname@example.org to receive gift information for women, children and families in our transitional and residential programs. Purchase items on the provided list(s), put unwrapped items in a bag labeled with the ID #, Age and Gender along with your contact information, and drop off at the Tinley Park Public Library by Mon., Dec. 12th.
We strive to keep our location confidential to ensure the safety of our residents and staff, so in partnership with the Crisis Center, the Tinley Park Public Library will set collection boxes for us just inside their front doors under the donor wall from Friday, November 18 through Monday, December 12. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity so that we may wrap and distribute gifts to our clients in a timely manner. Location and hours are:
Tinley Park Public Library
7851 Timber Drive
SE corner of 80th Ave & Timber Dr
Monday-Friday 9am to 9pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm
Sunday 12 noon to 5pm
Thank you again for all the ways that you have supported the Crisis Center in the past.
Through your generosity, the lives of many women and children have been touched and changed in a positive way.