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Project Spotlight: 


Spirit of the Season

Over the winter season, the Illinois Jaycees have been keeping busy with holiday projects. The State Team wanted to say 'thank you' to all of the chapters who are working hard to make the season cheerful & bright for their community!

Addieville Area Jaycees

- Santa and his Elves Parade through Towns!

Bethalto Jaycees

- Christmas Tree Lot

Alhambra Jaycees

– Santa Claus Around Town

Bloomington-Normal Jaycees

– Holiday Helpings (Christmas Holiday Meals)

Through partnerships with Destihl Restaurant, Fort Jesse Cafe, Windy City Wieners, A to Z's Catering and Parties, Grove Street Bakery the BN Jaycees delivered over 500 meals to their local community!

Cary-Grove Jaycees

– Christmas Tree Sales

Champaign Urbana Jaycees

- Ugly Sweater Party & Toy Drive (Cunningham Children's Home)

Doubled the impact on their toy drive compared to the previous year despite having the drive 100% virtual because of COVID-19

Highland Jaycees

- Toy Drive (Moms on a Mission)

Menard County Jaycees

- Christmas Food Bags & Angel Tree

With help from community partners, they were able to help 203 Menard County children have a great Christmas! 

Naperville Jaycees

– Food Drive (Loaves and Fishes), 2020 Holiday Game of Chance (Food Giving Program)

New Baden Jaycees

– Kid’s Christmas Party & Breakfast with Santa, Holiday Coloring Contest, Presents for the Senior Residents at Clinton County

Palatine Jaycees

- Christmas Trees Sales, Santa’s Letters & Kid’s Gift Exchange

Schaumburg Jaycees

– Wish Tree (Hanover Township) & Holiday Food Baskets (Schaumburg Township)

Springfield Jaycees

– Stuff the Sleigh for Springfield, Toy, Food, Book & Clothing Drive (HSHS, Northside Children's Community Library, Local Micro pantries)

Received many donations including $1000 to purchase additional items for the community partners

Mercer County Jaycees

 - Toys for Nancy’s Kids

Grantfork Area Jaycees

 - Blanket Donation Drive (Metro East Human Society & Clinton County Humane Society & Homeless in Chicago)

Havana Jaycees

 - Toys for Kids 

Chatham Jaycees

 - Clothes for Kids & Light Up the Park 

Peoria Jaycees

 - Santa for Seniors (Neighbor House)

Hoopeston Jaycees

 - Toys for Kids 

Frankfort Area Jaycees

 - The Giving Tree Project

Columbia Area Jaycees

 - Santa Calls

Sterling-Rock Falls Jaycees

 - Christmas for Kids & Christmas Cookies to the from Line Workers at CGH Medical Center

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