Palatine Township Apple Tree Program

  • Apply now for the 2021 Apple Tree Program!

    Palatine Township’s Apple Tree Campaign is launching its 33rd year in 2021!! Backpacks full of donated school supplies are provided to underprivileged students so that they can start the school year prepared and ready to learn.

    Here's more information on how to apply to be a recipient: (

    Apple Tree is for children attending Grades K-9 for the 2021-22 school year.

    Registration starts March 8, 2021 and ends June 30, 2021.

    You must be a Palatine Township resident. All communication will be by email. If you are new to the program you will be required to show proof of need for this program including, but not limited to, proof of residency, income, ID and birth certificates for children. 

    If accepted, you will receive a letter via email with further instructions by Friday, July 17, 2021, with information required for the program.

    If you do not receive your letter from the Township by July 21, 2021, please call the Township at 847-358-6700 for information.

    Backpacks and school supplies will be distributed at Palatine Township on:

    Thursday, July 29, 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
    Friday, July 30 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    Saturday, July 31 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Want to make a donation? 

    Are you interested in making a donation to Palatine Township Apple Tree's 33rd Campaign?

    The success of this program is attributed to the overwhelming support and generous donations of the community. Because of you, backpacks full of donated school supplies are provided to underprivileged sutdents so they can start the school year prepared and ready to learn.

    Please bring your donation of new school supplies to the Palatine Township office during normal business hours through the end of July 2021. There will be a bin outside to drop off if you are uncomfortable coming inside.

    Monetary donations to purchase school supplies are also appreciated. Please make checks payable to Palatine Township Needy Family Fund and mail to Palatine Township, 721 S. Quentin Rd, Suite 101, Palatine, IL 60067. (Please write Apple Tree in the memo part of your check.) You can now donate online to the Apple Tree Campaign by visiting the Palatine Township website Donate page. Designate your donation directly for Apple Tree Program by adding a note to the donation.

    School supplies will be distributed July 29, 30, and 31, 2021. If you have other questions about the program please contact Lori at or Judy at

    Visit the Apple Tree Campaign ( for more information.