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Yorkville Residents Select Favorite Holiday Charities, Organizations

Readers on the Yorkville Patch Facebook page named some of their favorite organizations to help during the holiday season.

Looking for a great cause to support this holiday season?

Our Yorkville Facebook readers shared some of their favorite regional programs that provide assistance to less fortunate individuals, especially during the holidays. Some of the organizations have special holiday drives, while others need assistance all year long.

Take a look and see if one of these organizations could use your support.

  • The Yorkville Junior Women's Club is gathering presents for Operation Santa for needy families in Kendall County. The club is looking to collect 1,400-1,600 gifts.
  • They work closely with the Food Pantry to accommodate their clients. This year they will have between 1400 and 1600 to get gifts for
  • Community Christian Church organizes an annual gift mart where needy families can purchase toys for $2. Toys between $6 and $20 can be donated to the church and members of the congregation will take them to the East Aurora gift mart. The money in turn benefits an area school.
  • In addition to its annual Dec. 9 breakfast with Santa Claus where toys were given to needy children, St Patrick's Catholic Church is collecting food items for Christmas dinner for less fortunate families.
  • Trinity Church United Methodist in Yorkville has an angel tree where you purchase a toy for a needy child in the area. Go to the church and pick an ornament off the tree
  • Although the Santa Shuffle was completed this past weekend, donations can still be made to benefit suicide prevention services in Kendall County.
  • The Kendal County Food Pantry has several drop-off points and are collecting pet food as well.
  • Fox Valley Older Adult Services has a wish list. The organization is also hosting its 40th anniversary celebration with “A Country Christmas” on Dec. 14. All proceeds for the dinner go to supporting the services provided by the organization.
  • Knights of Columbus in Yorkville fed and provided gifts to over 500 families in Kendall County last year.

Are we missing a favored organization doing great work during the holidays, or even all year long? Tell us in the comments section below.

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