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!
- Christmas Tree Lot
– Santa Claus Around Town
– 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!
– Christmas Tree Sales
- 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
- Toy Drive (Moms on a Mission)
- Christmas Food Bags & Angel Tree
With help from community partners, they were able to help 203 Menard County children have a great Christmas!
– Food Drive (Loaves and Fishes), 2020 Holiday Game of Chance (Food Giving Program)
– Kid’s Christmas Party & Breakfast with Santa, Holiday Coloring Contest, Presents for the Senior Residents at Clinton County
- Christmas Trees Sales, Santa’s Letters & Kid’s Gift Exchange
– Wish Tree (Hanover Township) & Holiday Food Baskets (Schaumburg Township)
– 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
- Toys for Nancy’s Kids
- Blanket Donation Drive (Metro East Human Society & Clinton County Humane Society & Homeless in Chicago)
- Toys for Kids
- Clothes for Kids & Light Up the Park
- Santa for Seniors (Neighbor House)
- Toys for Kids
- The Giving Tree Project
- Santa Calls
- Christmas for Kids & Christmas Cookies to the from Line Workers at CGH Medical Center