Restaurant pledges profits to Plainfield Central PTSO needy family drive

The Plainfield CiCi’s Pizza restaurant will donate 20 percent of net sales between November 13-19, 2017 to support the Plainfield High School – Central Campus PTSO’s 25th annual Christmas drive for needy District 202-area families.

The PHSCC PTSO will use the money received to provide the food for a Christmas dinner and buy individual gifts for needy District 202 families. Last year the PTSO helped 30 families in the District 202 community.

CiCi’s, is at 11830 South Route 59. Customers can present a copy of the flier advertising the event, or just mention that they’re supporting the Needy Family Drive. 

The PTSO helps all identified families and has never turned away anyone in need.  Families are identified through school staff and social workers district-wide. Families who believe they are eligible to be adopted should contact their school’s social workers.

Each family’s wish list is assigned a number to ensure the identities of the families remain strictly confidential.

Various organizations and families throughout the community “adopt” the families and help to fulfill their wish list. The Needy Family committee may provide some additional gifts and baskets of food.

Monetary donations can be made payable to the PTSO Needy Family Drive and mailed to Plainfield High School-Central Campus, 24120 West Fort Beggs Drive, Plainfield, 60544. Please send monetary donations to the attention of Audrey Stein.

The group also collects items throughout the year and asks District 202 parent and school groups to adopt a family, give a monetary donation or hold a canned food drive to help needy families.

Several District 202 schools will be involved again this year, Hanley said, including Central, Lakewood Falls and Lincoln elementary schools; Ira Jones and Indian Trail middle schools; and PHSCC.

As well, numerous private families and community and service groups have pledged their support including C.W. Avery Family YMCA, Followers of Christ Lutheran Church, American Legion Auxilary Marne Unit #13, and the PHSCC Student Council.

To donate money or adopt a family, please contact Hanley at (815) 439-2670 or via e-mail at or Audrey Stein at (815) 436-3200 or via e-mail at