With 174 residents in our three facilities, we would have quite the list for Santa!

Help give the Jolly Old Elf a hand by supporting our Gift Drive and Giving Tree program. Each of our residents has a personal wish list, and these items are featured on individualized tags that  hang on Marklund’s holiday trees, and other threes throughout the community.

Simply grab a tag or two, purchase gifts from that list and return the gifts to the appropriate Marklund residential location the week before Christmas. All gifts are sorted and then given to our residents on Christmas Eve morning or the day before. Then, like in a scene from a holiday movie, hundreds of volunteers show up at our sites to assist residents with opening their gifts. The volunteers love it as much as the residents do, and many come back year after year!

Where to get a gift tag?

Visit any Marklund location to select resident gift tags from our lobby trees. Any store or business that would like to create their own Marklund Giving Tree can request a assortment of the resident gift tags by emailing Cathy Nikrandt, Manager of Volunteer Engagement.

Want to volunteer on Christmas Eve morning? Contact Cathy Nikrandt at least two weeks in advance for the Geneva campus, and Lisa Esposito for Markund’s Bloomingdale and Elgin sites!