A crash doesn’t’ have to put a chill on holiday celebrations. When money is tight, there are quite a few organizations in Chicago that are able to lend a hand. All injured victims generally need to do is reach out and the following humble Santas will spring into action to help with everything from food and presents, to bills and advice.
Grant a Wish
Grant a Wish provides basic baby essentials to families throughout Chicago. They offer assistance for children up to 5 years old by providing clothing, diapers, cribs, food, and other essentials to parents who need a little help getting back on their feet.
Metro Family Holiday Gift Program
The Metro Family Holiday Gift Program in Chicago offers toys for children and food for families and seniors in need. They also have counselors who can help individuals navigate the paperwork required to qualify for social welfare programs.
Toys for Tots
Toys for Tots has truckloads of joy they are ready to distribute throughout the Chicago area over the holidays. Since founding in 1947, the program has distributed more than 566 million toys to children throughout the country. Demand for the program is high so parents will need to apply for assistance as soon as possible.
The Angel Tree program operated by The Salvation Army can help ensure there are a few presents under the tree on Christmas morning. They can also help families with food and utility bills over the holidays and beyond.
Walter & Connie Payton Foundation
Walter and Connie Payton continue to score points by providing children, veterans, and their families with presents and a wide range of support services throughout the holidays.
Mercy Home for Boys and Girls
Mercy Home can provide children with the support and counseling services they need to help process their or a parent’s injuries after a crash. They also distribute toys, books, games, or gift cards to kids throughout Chicago.
Humanitarian Service Project
Healthy food and good nutrition are essential for recovering from injuries. The Humanitarian Service Project can help ensure injured victims’ cupboards are filled with nutritious food that can help them heal. They distribute food throughout the Chicago region and can provide long-term assistance as needed.