Justice village officials and Bridgeview/Justice ESDA members get ready to deliver gift cards to Justice residents. (Photo by Don Pointer and Carol McGowan)

Justice village officials and Bridgeview/Justice ESDA members get ready to deliver gift cards to Justice residents. (Photo by Don Pointer and Carol McGowan)

Justice brings holiday joy to residents

By Carol McGowan

Justice village officials and members of Bridgeview-Justice Emergency Services set out in the cold rain on Saturday to deliver gift cards to residents that signed up through a program that’s been in place for almost 25 years.

More than 250 families in the village were paid a visit and presented gift cards to give them a little extra help with holiday food or extras to ensure they have a nice holiday.

Village Trustee Melanie Kuban, who has overseen the program for many years, explained that anyone that lives in the village can apply for this holiday program, which is made possible with the help of the village, Lyons Township, and local businesses and residents who generously donate every year.

Food baskets were given out in the past, but since COVID, the village has distributed gift cards so there’s not the physical handling of food items.

Kuban said it’s been another successful year. “On behalf of myself, and our Special Events Coordinator Janet Cervantes, we would like to thank everyone for their monetary donations. We also thank all of our volunteers that went out today to deliver. It’s everyone that donates, and works together to make this happen that makes it a great success.”

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