River Forest Township - News

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Townships win state-level senior awards for "Program of the Year" and "Director of the Year"
Meaningful Living support group for adults age 55+ to start by zoom
on November 4 - Patch OPRF Article

Meaningful Living support group for adults age 55+ to start by zoom
on November 4 - Wednesday Journal Article

Fall Sibshops are on Zoom!

Download Neighbors magazine


Township HIres Betsy Kelly as New Senior Outreach Coordinator



Townships Innovate to Safely Feed Seniors During COVID-19

In Pandemic, Township Youth Interventionists Help Kids Cope

Townships Prepare for Increased Need During COVID-19

River Forest Triennial Property Tax Re-assessment Notices Coming Soon

Property Tax Tips for Seniors

River Forest Township Hosts Unique Memoir-Writing / Genealogy Workshop

Townships of the Year" for their Collaborative Efforts

Positive Youth Development (PYD) Awarded 5-Year $625,000 Drug-Free Communities Grant for Oak Park and River Forest

More on Geneaology and Memoir Writing Event!

River Forest Township hosts LOSS groups, offering support to those who have lost loved ones to suicide


Thank You for Supporting the Holiday Food and Gift Basket Program

The Holiday Food and Gift Basket (HFGB) program recorded another successful year, serving about 2,200 family members, senior citizens and single adults living in our community.  Those served by the HFGB program were able to celebrate the holidays with food and gifts that nourish both their physical and emotional health. 

Thanks to the generosity of many, each household referred to the HFGB program received a food gift card prior to Thanksgiving and holiday presents delivered to their door in early December. 

HFGB program would like to give a special thank you to the River Forest Township for a grant that went towards funding the food gift cards and for providing office space and computer use.

The many thank you notes the HFGB program receives from recipients eloquently demonstrate how much this program means to so many.  Below are excerpts from just a few.

“My son and I are very thankful that in our time of need, we had
some kind soul to help us.”

            “There’s nothing in this world that compares to my kids’ smiles. 
And you brought big smiles to my kids and meant the world to me.”

“Thank you so very much for all the great gifts I received.  It is heartwarming to
            to know that people still care for each other.”

On behalf of those served by the HFGB, thank you for your support.

Patty Henek
HFGB Program Coordinator

To become a HFGB sponsor at holiday time, to make a donation, or to volunteer, please contact the Holiday Food and Gift Basket program:

Email:[email protected]
Phone: 708-771-6159 ext 244
Mail: P.O. Box 3365, Oak Park IL 60303
Learn more at  http://www.communityofcongregations.org/hfgb.html

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