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Welcome to the web pages of Moraine Township, serving residents in the southeast corner of Lake County, Illinois.
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This Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the Moraine Township annual fundraiser with Sunset Foods in Highland Park.

Please plan to shop this weekend and add a donation to the Food Pantry when you check-out. The cashier will add the amount you choose to your grocery bill and Moraine Township Food Pantry will use the proceeds to purchase produce, cheese, eggs and other food for our Pantry clients year-round. The contribution is tax-deductible and will be listed as "donation" on your receipt. See this flyer for more information.

Please forward to your friends and shop early and often, and thank you for your generosity to your neighbors who need extra help at this time.

We still have empty slots for willing volunteers to help with our Food Pantry fund-raiser this weekend at Sunset Foods!
If you've signed up - thank you so much; if you haven't, we still need help.

For three days - Friday, December 2, Saturday December 3 and Sunday, December 4 - we need volunteers to take a shift at the Sunset Foods Store in Highland Park to give customers the attached flyer and ask them to make a donation to the Food Pantry when they purchase food for their own families.

If you - or a group you work with - can assist in this effort, please click on your availability on the Doodle calendar: https://sunsetfooddrive.doodle.com/poll/dkc4b5chcaibqcyk or contact Trustee Cindy Wolfson at: trusteewolfson@morainetownship.org.

Help Needed! Support Moraine Township Food Pantry this Holiday Season

Sunset Foods Holiday Drive

Friday-Saturday-Sunday December 2, 3, 4

Sunset Foods has once again agreed to allow us to have a fund-raiser for our Food Pantry during the holiday season when the generosity of our community is even more on display than usual!  We are so fortunate to be part of this amazing caring and generous community.

For three days - Friday, December 2, Saturday December 3 and Sunday, December 4 - we need volunteers to take a shift at the Sunset Foods Store in Highland Park to give customers the attached flyer and ask them to make a donation to the Food Pantry when they purchase food for their own families.

If you, your family, or a group you work with can assist in this effort, please indicate on your availability on this Doodle calendar: https://sunsetfooddrive.doodle.com/poll/dkc4b5chcaibqcyk or contact Trustee Cindy Wolfson at: trusteewolfson@morainetownship.org.

Last year we raised over $11,000, making it possible for us to purchase fresh produce year-round for our Pantry clients.

Thank you for caring about our neighbors going through difficult times.

Download a donation flyer (pdf) in advance or click here to learn more.

Moraine Township Reduces Property Tax Levy and Elected Officials Compensation
The Moraine Township 2016 Property Tax Levy will be reduced by 5%, and compensation for Elected Officials will be cut by 28% for the 2017 - 2021 term, as decided by a Moraine Township Board of Trustees vote last week. In the last four years, Moraine Township has reduced its levy by over 9%.

The reductions are funded by the elimination of rent expense due to the October purchase of a permanent home for Township services, reduction in Elected Officials compensation, as well as reorganization of office staffing, according to Moraine Township Supervisor Anne Flanigan Bassi. Click to read more.

Moraine Township Secures Permanent Home to Serve Residents
In a tax-saving move, Moraine Township has purchased a building to continue serving residents with critical human services. The new space will remain conveniently located in downtown Highland Park so that clients can continue to access the popular Food Pantry and for Township staff and volunteers to adequately deliver other needed social services. Click to read more.

HELP WANTED! Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program for Low-Income Residents 2017
Last spring Moraine Township partnered with IRS to provide free assistance to  low-income taxpayers in preparing their income tax returns.  Our volunteers trained online to provide this help, and residents were extremely grateful.   The training takes about 40 hours, and volunteers work one or two 4-hour shifts a week February, March and the beginning of April.

If you are interested in helping us with this effort next year, please call me and we can meet or talk about the time and effort required.

If you are bilingual (Spanish / English), or know someone who is and might be interested, please feel free to forward this email.  We would love to provide one or two shifts a week to our residents who are more comfortable with Spanish than English.

If you know someone who can use this assistance, please feel free to refer them to us!

Thanks so much for caring about our struggling neighbors!

Community Members Support the Moraine Township Food Pantry

Birdie Cohen and Daphne Christopoulos present earnings from their lemonade stand to raise funds for the Food Pantry


Roxanne Kupfer with cleaning supplies and paper products from Building Blocks Childhood Center collection for Moraine Township Food Pantry.


Kevin Klug, owner of Klug Orchards, donates produce weekly to Moraine Township Food Pantry at the Ravinia Farmers Market - thanks to Mike Babian for facilitating this valuable nutritious donation for our Pantry.

FOOD PANTRY MOST NEEDED ITEMS

  • Cereal
  • Pasta
  • Fruit - canned or cups
  • Graham crackers
  • Crackers - all kinds
  • Pancake mix

Kelly Nichols of Mom's Clean Air Force hosts local food drive for Moraine Township

MORAINE TOWNSHIP OFFERS FREE NOTARY SERVICE AND VOTER REGISTRATION
Need a notary? Register to vote? Visit us!

NO LONGER DRIVING? NEED A RIDE?
Moraine Township has two Door-to-Door vans operating from 8:30 to 4:30 weekdays to take seniors and disabled residents up to 15 miles beyond the Township border in any direction (except east!). Call 847-432-2000 to schedule a ride.

FEED THE METERS, FEED YOUR NEIGHBORS

The change collected at the two new "parking" meters installed in downtown Highland Park will lead to positive change in the community's fight against food insecurity. Spearheaded by Namrita Narula, a sophomore at Highland Park High School, all funds collected from the donation station meters will be used to purchase fresh produce for the Moraine Township Food Pantry.


"Food insecurity is a reality in our community," noted Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering, "and we were thrilled when Namrita came to the City Council with the request to have the collection sculptures in downtown to provide additional funding for the Food Pantry."

"We are inspired by the compassion and dedication of this young woman to help our neighbors going through difficult times," commented Moraine Township Supervisor Anne Flanigan Bassi.Click to read more.

CHECK OUT THE REVISED ASSESSOR's PAGE for detailed information on: how your property is assessed, how the levy is determined, how you can compare your property to others, understanding the Appeals process, and more.

DOWNLOAD FLYERS WITH INFORMATION about Moraine Township services in English and Spanish here online, or stop by our office.

FOOD PANTRY is open during regular daytime hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Pantry is available as needed at other times requested by residents who are unable to come during pantry hours. Call us at 847-432-3240.

When residents visit our Pantry, in addition to bags of dried food and canned goods, we also provide frozen meat, fresh produce, and when possible, eggs and cheese.

NEED INDIVIDUAL or FAMILY HELP: Contact ourGeneral Assistance Manager to inquire about qualifying for utility bill assistance and much more.

TRANSPORTATION: If you are interested in furthering access to public paratransit or seeking more information, take a look at our page on Transportation. Moraine is active in the LCCTSC.

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Do take a tour around our site and let us know if you've found what you're looking for, and if all the links to pages you wanted to see are working for you.

We're always interested in your feedback!

Contact: webmaster@morainetownship.org

12/2/16

 

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