November 16, 2022 -- Spread festive cheer this holiday season to those in need! From toys to warm winter clothes to food pantry staples, there are many ways to give back this holiday season. Learn more about supporting our neighbors in need
Moraine Township Food Pantry
Support community members in need while you shop for your family. The Moraine Township Food Pantry served 250 families last month due to the rising cost of groceries, an increase of 75 families as compared to the prior year. Donations from those who are able to give are greatly appreciated. Click here to view the shopping list of needed items. Donations may be dropped off at 800 Central Ave., Monday-Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Moraine Township Holiday Gift Drives
Individuals may sponsor an eligible Highland Park/Highwood student in grades pre-K through 12 (and their younger siblings.) Wish lists will be provided for children in pre-K through grade 5; children in grades 6-12 will receive a Target gift card, giving them the opportunity to select items independently. Individuals may also donate to Moraine Township to sponsor a child in need. Further details are available here.
Individuals interested in sponsoring a senior to receive small gifts and grocery gift cards may donate online.
Toys for Tots
Make the holiday season special for a child in need by donating toys to the Marine Corps' annual Toys for Tots campaign. Drop off your new, unwrapped donations of toys to Fire Station #33, 1130 Central Ave., during business hours (Tuesday - Friday, 7 AM - 4 PM), or at a collection box at Port Clinton Square during the Heart of the Holidays events on November 19, November 26, December 3, and December 10 from 2-4 PM throughout Downtown Highland Park.
Coats for Kids
The Highland Park Fire Department's Coats for Kids drive is underway. Donate new or gently used coats to be given to local families in need. Donations will be accepted until February 1, 2023, at the drop box located in the front lobby of Fire Station #33, 1130 Central Avenue.