2022 Secret Santa PartnersOur 2022 Secret Santa Gift Program
was a great success thanks to our
partners and the following groups,
organizations and businesses:
Park District of LaGrange
Pillars Community Health
Adventist Hinsdale Hospital
Adventure Guides & Princesses
LTHS Student Council
FNBC Bank & Trust
Grace Lutheran Church
Jack Phelan CDIR of LaGrange
LaGrange Garden Club
LaGrange Public Library
LaGrange Park Public Library
Pleasantview Fire Station 1
Pleasantview Fire Station 2
Pleasantview Fire Station 3
Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Village True Value Hardware
The Rotary Club of LaGrange, Pillars Community Health, the Park District of LaGrange, and the Secret Santa “Elves” ask for your help to...
...make holiday wishes come true for a child in need!
To see how the Secret Santa program works, check out this video:
check out Secret Santa
Please support our SECRET SANTA program with your donation of toys, gifts, gift cards and cash that will make the holidays happier for many children in our community.
SECRET SANTA is a holiday gift program that serves children 0-17 years of age in need in the following communities:
Bridgeview, Broadview, Brookfield, Burr Ridge, Countryside, Hickory Hills,
Hinsdale, Hodgkins, Justice, Indian Head Park, LaGrange,
LaGrange Highlands, LaGrange Park, Lyons, McCook, Summit,
Westchester, Western Springs, Willow Springs
We will accept gifts of toys, clothes and books for all ages. Check back periodically for a list of needed items to help fill our
shelves for the holiday gift distribution.
Gift cards and monetary donations are also accepted to help the Elves shop for needed items.
Gifts should be new and unwrapped.
For an idea of what gifts are purchase here is an Empty Shelf List of items most needed.
Shopping online this year? We have a direct link with Amazon, so when you use it, what you purchase for Secret Santa will be sent directly to us. Use this link to shop at Amazon:
Secret Santa on Amazon
Gift drop off locations:
Park District of LaGrange - 536 East Ave, LaGrange
Boyce Chiropractic - 114 Calendar Ave, LaGrange
Brennan Massage - 3700 Grand Blvd, Brookfield
Coldwell Banker - 219 W. Hillgrove, LaGrange
First National Bank of LaGrange - 620 W Burlington Ave, LaGrange
Grace Lutheran Church - 200 Catherine, LaGrange
Home Depot - 140 Countryside Plaza, Countryside
LaGrange Public Library - 10 W. Cossitt Ave, LaGrange
Thomas Ford Memorial Library - 800 Chestnut, Western Springs
LaGrange Park Library - 555 N LaGrange Rd, LaGrange Park
Jack Phelan CDIR of Countryside - 5859 S LaGrange Rd, Countryside
Village True Value Hardware - 835 Burlington Ave, Western Springs
Pleasantview Fire Station 1- 1970 W Plainfield, LaGrange Highlands
Pleasantview Fire Station 2 - 7675 Wolf Rd, Burr Ridge
Pleasantview Fire Station 3 - 9096 Joliet Rd, Hodgkins
Brookfield Fire Station 1 - 9248 Broadway, Brookfield
Brookfield Fire Station 2 - 9001 Shields, Brookfield
If you would like to be a drop off location, please contact us at email@example.com.
The Rotary Club of LaGrange Foundation is a 501(C)3.
Please request an In-Kind Donation form if you would like your gift acknowledged for tax purposes.
To make a monetary donation by credit card, use the following donation link:
Secret Santa Donation
Or mail your donation to:
Rotary Club of LaGrange Foundation
P.O. Box 372
LaGrange, IL 60525
Building a Simple School in Honduras
kindergarten at the Sonrisa Infantil school in Nuevo San Juan, just outside of La Lima, Honduras.
This project was made possible through funding from the LaGrange Rotary Club, donations from the Rotary Clubs of Western Springs, Chicagoland Lithuanians, Naperville Sunrise, Darien, Brookfield Field-Riverside, Oak Park-River Forest, and San Pedro Sula, district designated funds from Rotary Districts 6450 and 4250, and matching grant funds from The Rotary Foundation.
After delays due to COVID, a hurricane and government changes, ground was finally broken for the kindergarten in August 2022.
Dr. Edgar (Ted) Gifford Community Service AwardMonday, April 25, 2022 By: Linda K. Yates
The Rotary Club of La Grange Established the Ted Gifford Award in 2003 to honor the community’s unsung heroes. The award was named after Dr. Gifford in recognition of his compassionate leadership and significant contributions to his fellow man.
The Dr. Edgar (Ted) Gifford Community Service Award
The Rotary Club of La Grange established the Ted Gifford Award in 2003 to honor the community’s unsung heroes. The award was named after Dr. Gifford in recognition of his compassionate leadership and significant contributions to his fellow man.
Dr. Gifford, a founding member of the Rotary Club of La Grange, served as the club’s first president and assisted in organizing over thirty additional Rotary clubs. He received the Rotary International President’s Humanitarian Citation in recognition of his contributions to the global community. He was instrumental in passage of an enactment which made Youth Exchange an official program of Rotary International.
Ted Gifford’s civic activities include Director of the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce, President of the Young Men’s Business Club, La Grange Memorial Hospital Associate Board of Governors, President of the La Grange Area Historical Society, and Past President of Aging Care Connections.
The Ted Gifford Award recognizes volunteers that emulate Dr. Gifford’s examples of community service and love for his fellow man. Volunteers who work quietly and tirelessly without compensation and far from the spotlight are unsung heroes. This community service award honors those that exemplify the best of volunteerism.
2003 Suzanne Johnson
2004 Gaylon Lightner
2005 Kenneth Eastman
2006 Mary Vann
2007 Raymond Vavra
2008 Dan Laczynski
2009 Richard Best
2011 Heather Cavanaugh
2012 Sharon Flaim
2013 Jeannine McLaughlin
2014 Marion L. Vicek
2016 Joanie Domanico
2017 Bill Ackerman
2018 Bob Breen
2019 Dean Bissias