Holiday Gift Program

Caring Neighbors is a time-honored program at New Trier Township that provides holiday gifts to resident families facing financial hardships. For many years generous community members have risen to the occasion, sponsoring a neighbor in need.

Historically few adults submit holiday wish lists, but many sponsors also include gift cards for the parents. The process is confidential for both donors and residents. To ensure client dignity, Township staff in private appointments distributes gifts with the recipients.

How the Program Works Township staff identifies and qualifies local families requiring assistance to provide holiday presents for their children. Families submit wish lists of items their children would both need and enjoy, and donors sponsor the family, purchasing gifts for the children. To learn more about the program or to sponsor a family during the holiday season, please contact Jeanne Winsted Rosser, (847) 446-8201 or via email at