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Sponsor a Family in Need

Childcare Network of Evanston (CNE) is a community resource building strong foundations for young children through access to high quality early education and family support. One program, Early Head Start, is currently reaching out to the community for the annual Sponsor-A-Family Event.

CNE invites businesses, organizations, and individuals to help make the upcoming holiday season brighter by sponsoring an Early Head Start family. For more information, please email sponsorafamily@childcarenetworkof evanston.org or call 847-475-2661 ext. 553.

Library’s Fund for Excellence

Anyone who would like to directly impact what books, movies and resources are made available to Evanston residents should consider making a donation to the Evanston Public Library’s Fund for Excellence.

With federal and state government funding down, tax-deductible gifts make a big impact by helping bring a storybook to a child, a popular book series to a teen, educational health books for new moms, reference books for recent high school and college grads, national and international newspapers and magazines for news junkies, DVDs for family movie nights at home, travel books to adventure seekers and much more. Online donation is available at www.epl.org/donate.

YWCA Evanston/North Shore

The YWCA is in need of donations for its domestic violence shelter for women and their children. Target/Dominick’s/Jewel gift cards and new, unwrapped holiday gifts for women and children are needed for residents who often enter the shelter with nothing.

Financial contributions to support the YWCA are especially appreciated and may be sent to the YWCA Evanston/North Shore, 1215 Church St., Evanston, 60201 or donated online at www.ywca.org/evanston.