Volunteers Answer When Opportunity Knocks

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Byline: James D. Wolf Jr. Daily Herald Staff Writer

If you feel the holiday season is a time of giving something more than matching golf club covers and of remembering those less fortunate, there's no end to volunteer opportunities this holiday season.

Many agencies in the area need your help to make the holidays happier for other people through donations of time, food or gifts.

- Schaumburg Township Welfare Services is still seeking volunteers for its Adopt-A-Family program and has extended the shopping deadline to Dec. 18. Individuals, groups or businesses would provide food and gifts selected for the adoptee.

For people who can participate to a smaller degree, welfare services is looking for donations of toiletries, toys, gift certificates for grocery and department stores and movies passes.

For more information call the welfare services office, (847) 884-0030. You can drop off donations at the Schaumburg Township building, 1 Illinois Blvd., Room 101, Hoffman Estates.

- The Hoffman Estates Commission for the Disabled and Seniors needs volunteers for its annual holiday dinner on Dec. 14.

People can volunteer for any amount of time between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1900 Hassell Road. People are needed to check off names of guests and fill plates at the buffet for guests in wheelchairs or on crutches.

Contact Loraine Diven at (847) 882-4445 to offer your services.

- The Woodfield Area Charities Organization needs volunteers and toys to help others this holiday.

Volunteers would work at the Toys for Tots luncheon at Wyndham Hotel in Itasca Dec. 14 or take Northwest suburban children on shopping tours, helping them find gifts for their families. …