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Holiday ideas for giving back

Please consider donating to one of these worthy causes this holiday

Roadrunners is very proud of the generosity our families have shown every holiday season.


DG58 Holiday Gift Giving

For the last few years, Roadrunners has proudly working in conjunction with DG58 to help put smiles on children's faces at Christmas. Look for the sign up again next year!


Holiday Giving


We are about to embark on our 8th annual giving program in affiliation with families and/or children in need with DG58. This program has grown in scope over the past two years. We are trying to get ahead of the curve this year and are providing a generic sign-up by age and gender as well as specific wish lists we receive will be added by November 21st. If you think your business or employees would like to partner with us, please let us know.




You can sign up now and buy age appropriate gifts according to age and gender  Mark your purchase(s) on the sign-up and we will coordinate matching up the items appropriately. Or sign up for a specific child -(we will be adding specific children's wish lists by Thanksgiving). Our goal is to provide 2 gifts per child and/or family. For the non shoppers, gift cards are always appreciated ($20 is a good amount)-usually used to buy winter clothing. 

Please contact Carl Turk at with any specific questions. Carl will be coordinating the efforts on Roadrunners behalf. We will send specific information on where to drop the gifts off in Downers Grove to those who sign up.

There will be need to help sort and bag gifts on or around the 17th of December. We will also need a couple of volunteers to assist in delivering items to area elementary schools around December 19th.



A Letter of Thanks from last holiday season



Daybreak Shelter Coat Drive

Another way you can get involved is to participate in our Coat Drive for Daybreak Homeless Shelter and Catholic Charities of Joliet.


· New or very gently used coats, hats, gloves are needed in sizes 6 weeks – Youth Size 8  (Children in need are ages 6 weeks – 5 years*)  

· Daybreak Center is also in great need of new/very gently used Fall/Winter coats in sizes Adult 2XL and larger. 

Please be sure any gently used items have been washed prior to bringing them.

Coats can be dropped off at 4803 Highland Ave in Downers Grove starting November 13th. Please drop on the front porch facing Highland Ave, porch is open so no need to knock, there will be a box marked "Coat Drive"  You can also give the coats directly to Coach Hannan.

 Your donations will truly make a difference in the lives of the individuals who receive the coats.

*Programs include Head Start, Early Head Start, home-based, expectant mothers, and daycare programs for children up to five years-old and their low-income families.  Children participate in developmentally and educationally appropriate activities; receive medical and dental care; have healthy meals and snacks; and enjoy playing indoors and outdoors in a safe setting.  There are approximately 800 children in these programs



Time for the Annual C3 Fleece Blanket Drive!

This Blanket drive is run by our own Roadrunner players/families, please consider contributing to the cause!

Please help Jack Daly, Connor Podjasek and Cayden Doy bring care, comfort and compassion to cancer patients that are undergoing chemotherapy.  Last year, through generous donations, we were able to provide blankets to over 220 patients at five different facilities.  

Donations can be Completed Fleece BlanketsFleece Material (two 1 ¾ yard pieces for each blanket), or JoAnn Fabric Gift Cards that can be purchased through Amazon or and sent electronically to

Blankets, fleece or plastic gift cards can be dropped off at 4803 Highland Ave on the front porch in the marked bin.

Our annual drive has begun, and we ask that donations be received by 11/17.

Our annual deliveries to the patients begin the week of Thanksgiving.

For more information or to message us, please visit our FaceBook page www.facebook/C3forcancer

Your donations truly mean a lot to the patients and their families…...

 “Thanks for putting a smile on my face during treatment! You guys made my day!” -Leslie

“My mother is in the process of being treated for pancreatic cancer and is undergoing chemo at this time.  She received one of your blankets and was completely overcome with gratitude
(as was our entire family)” -Kim

 “I want to thank you all so much not only for the blanket, but also for your deep compassion for the suffering that cancer patients go through. This blanket truly warms my heart as well as my body! God bless you all” -Steve



Holiday Spiritwear and ball orders plus save the date!


*Holiday Roadrunner Spirit wear Orders are open, new items including NorthFace (order by Dec 5th to receive by Dec 21 (please make sure to check sizing charts when ordering)  Roadrunner Store LINK (use this code for 10% off thru Monday: SAVETEN)


*Custom Roadrunner Soccer Balls available to order for Holiday gifts ORDER LINK HERE (balls picked up in DG)


*Save the date for Roadrunners 3nd Annual "Kicking up some Laughs" Comedy night at the Tivoli Theatre:  

Thursday, January 24th, 2019 at 7:30pm. 



Holiday Gift Sign up starts now with wish lists added by NOV 21.
Blanket Drive DUE DATE: November17th
Coat Drive DUE DATE: December 15th
All Coats and blankets can be dropped off on the porch at 4803 Highland Ave. in Downers Grove starting November 13th. Please drop on the front porch facing Highland Ave, porch is open so no need to knock, there will be a box marked "Coat Drive" or "Blanket Drive"
Holiday gift sign up has instructions for drop off when you sign up..



All of the information above is on our website.

Click on the sidebar labeled "Holiday Charities"