Jaguar of Naperville Supports WACO

Woodfield Area Children’s Organization – Partnering with Pallets Food Drive

November 19, 2021

In 2020, Patrick Cars participated in WACO’s 2020 Thanksgiving Food Drive, which ultimately provided a holiday meal for over 1,000 family members of the agencies they serve. This year, WACO’s 2021 Thanksgiving Food Drive is being held on Friday, November 19, 2021. Patrick Cars is proud to announce that we will be sponsoring 5 Pallet No. 3’s which will provide food for 225 families during the holiday season! Thank you to the Woodfield Area Children’s Organization for allowing us to sponsor their amazing organization that helps families throughout our community.

The Woodfield Area Children’s Organization (W.A.C.O.)

Woodfield Area Children's Organization (W.A.C.O.)
W.A.C.O. is a non-profit charity that provides assistance to needy children through various financial support initiatives, as well as through volunteers. W.A.C.O. is a 100% volunteer organization, with no paid positions. A full 97% of all proceeds go to helping children in need.

Through a partnership between concerned individuals, a number of suburban businesses and corporations, and numerous municipalities, W.A.C.O. serves several community-action agencies.

 

W.A.C.O. Partnerships Include:

  • The Children’s Advocacy Center of North & NW Cook County (Care for Abused Children)
  • CAFE (Children and Family Education)
  • Children’s Home + Aid + Family Center (Subsidized Daycare for 110 Children)
  • ECDEC (Early Childhood Development Enrichment Center)
  • FIND PI (Family Involvement Nurturing Development & Prevention Initiative)
  • Two Rivers Head Start – Located in Elgin, IL
  • U.S. Marine Corps Reserves – “Toys for Tots”

As part of their assistance program, W.A.C.O. collects and delivers a wide variety of needed items to the above groups, including:

  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Books
  • School Supplies
  • Appliances
  • Furniture
  • Bedding
  • Toys
  • Games

The Woodfield Area Children’s Organization’s mission is fulfilled primarily through these annual events:

  • End of Winter Coat Drive
  • Partner Bowling
  • Read to Succeed Children’s Book Drive
  • Summer Reading Program
  • Partner Softball
  • Soap, Shampoo & School Supplies Drive
  • Coats for Kids Program
  • Thanksgiving Food Drive
  • Christmas Shopping Tours
  • Toys for Tots Toy Collection
  • Bill Kelly Scholarship
  • John Bestman Scholarship
  • Michael O’Malley Scholarship

For more information and volunteer opportunities, please visit: www.waco4kids.org