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South Suburban Family Shelter seeks holiday family donations

South Suburban Family Shelter, Inc. is looking for individuals, families or businesses interested in participating in its annual Adopt-A-Family Holiday Program. 

Generous donors will purchase and wrap gifts for families who are in crisis because of domestic violence. Food is also needed, including turkeys, chickens and non-perishable items for holiday meals. 

Without the support of donors, families will likely have nothing to help them celebrate the holidays, said Vicki Meilach, community outreach coordinator.

For information about how you can help the Adopt-A-Family program, email

Winter events

THURSDAY, DEC. 1

  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.

FRIDAY, DEC. 2

  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3

  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at flossmoor.org.

 

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