If your family needs help this holiday season, there are resources available to you in the Stateline! We’ve put together a list of resources for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
If you need a meal for Thanksgiving, there are several places where you can receive one.
Rockford: A free Thanksgiving meal will be served on Wednesday, November 23rd at 12 pm at Rockford Rescue Mission at 715 W. State Street in Rockford.
Beloit: A free Thanksgiving dinner will be served on Tuesday, November 22nd from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm at The Salvation Army at 628 Broad St in Beloit.
Janesville: A free Thanksgiving dinner will be served on Wednesday, November 23rd from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm at The Salvation Amart at 514 Sutherland Ave in Janesville.
Christmas Present / Holiday Gift Assistance
If money is tight this year and you need help with Christmas presents for your kids, there are several resources available in Illinois and Wisconsin.
No matter where you live in Illinois or Wisconsin, you can participate in an Angel Tree through the Salvation Army. Sign up to be on an Angel Tree and get Christmas presents for your child here.
For those in Northern Illinois, there are also Toys for Tots available for several regions in the area.
Residents of Winnebago, Boone, and Stephenson county can sign up for Toys for Tots here. Sign up ends on December 12, 2022.
Residents of Ogle County can sign up for Toys for Tots here. Sign-up ends on December 2, 2022.
For Wisconsin residents, there are a few additional options.
Low-income residents of Janesville can sign up to receive gifts from ECHO for kids ages infant through 18. Call the office at 754-5333 for sign-up dates.
Nationally, your child can send a stamped letter in the mail to this address for a chance to have their gift purchased by a Santa volunteer.
123 Elf Road
If you know of any other resources, please let us know by emailing us at email@example.com!