Chicagoland Electric Association
The Chicagoland Electric Association Education Foundation (CEAEF) is sponsoring its 2019 Annual Homeless Children’s Christmas Party for the 28th year. On Saturday, December 7, 2019, children from seven area shelters will enjoy a full turkey dinner with all the trimmings.
As the children walk into the decorated hall they are greeted by lively music played by a DJ. It doesn’t take long for them to join the DJ with dancing and singing and just having a great time. Finally, as the children finish lunch their anticipation mounts because they know Santa will arrive with a special gift for them. It’s a wonderful afternoon from the time the children enter the hall until they leave with all their holiday goodies.
Children’s Christmas Party
This event could not take place without the many company toy drives and volunteers, but we still have direct expenses that require financial contributions to pay for the bus transportation for the children, supplies, entertainment (excluding the DJ), and a large gift for each shelter. In the past, the Chicagoland Electric Association has given computers, software, and printers to each homeless shelter. Because of your donations, we have also been able to donate a large number of new blankets, sheets, towels, and mattresses to seven participating homeless shelters.
Thank you in advance, together we do make a difference. Please consider making a monetary contribution. Printable donation slip.
The 2019 Annual Homeless Children’s Christmas Party will be moving from the James Jordan Center to the new IBEW 134 Hall at 2722 S. Martin Luther King Drive in Chicago. IBEW 134 has graciously offered to provide their facility for this year’s party, along with tables and chairs at no cost to the Electric Association’s Education Foundation who facilitates the event.
Please make checks payable to The Chicagoland Electric Association Education Foundation (CEAEF) (NOTE: Homeless Children’s Party)
- Address: 17W733 Butterfield Rd., Suite B, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
- If possible, please mail a check prior to December 6th, 2019
Company Toy Drives
Once again, C&C Power Inc. is honored to sponsor this event. If you would like to donate toys, please follow these procedures:
- All presents must be wrapped and marked with the appropriate ages and gender
- Please make the value of the gift a minimum of $25
- Deliver the gifts by Wednesday, November 27, 2019, to Steiner Electric Company in Elk Grove
- Non-gender gifts preferred
- Please, no used or second-hand gifts
- If your gift requires batteries please include them
Consequently, if toys remain, we will distribute them to other homeless shelters or organizations in need of gifts for children this holiday season.
Consider donating party supplies. Paper plates, plastic silverware, napkins, juice boxes, cookies, enough to feed 400 people. Supplies and food need to be delivered by Monday, December 2, 2019, to:
Steiner Electric Company
1250 Touhy Avenue, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Attn: Brenda Kwit
Questions, contact Brenda Kwit at (847) 956-3008
Thank you very much!
Homeless Children’s Christmas Party Committee
Al Rzeczkowski, Rick Kerman, Ali Novinger, Chuck Currie, Brenda Kwit