Clear Lake Township
4260 Old Route 36
Springfield, IL 62707

Phone: (217) 523-4210
FAX: (217) 523-4403
Email Us

Office Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Appointment Hours

8:00 AM - Noon

Assessor's Assistant

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Call ahead for availability


Christina Nation
Phone: (217) 523-4210

About Family Wishes
Family Wishes is a community program that was started in 2005. The purpose of the program is to help local residents of Clear Lake Township, who are in need, supplement their Christmas. It is funded solely by donations from area individuals, businesses and organizations and from annual fund raisers. Referrals to the Family Wishes program are received from residents, churches, schools and Clear Lake Township’s General Assistance Office. The program provides at least one outfit (no dollar limit) and one toy (up to $25) for each child and a small gift for each adult (up to $15). The small gift for adults provides the children with a gift to wrap up for their parents. A few local daycares, schools and organizations hold collection drives for the Family Wishes program. Through these collections we are able to offer some extras when the families pick up their items. These extras consist of new games, books, gloves, hats, scarves, socks, stocking stuffers and gift wrap.

Click here to see 2017 highlights in our Spring 2018 newsletter.

Ways You Can Help

  1. Refer a family to the program, if you know of a family in need.
  2. Become a Secret Santa and adopt a family. You may choose to do the shopping yourself or we can do it for you.
  3. Host a collection drive for additional items, such as socks, hats, gloves, scarves, stocking stuffers, board games, books, crayons, etc. All items must be new.
  4. Make a monetary donation.
  5. Purchase 50/50 tickets


2018 Schedule

Saturday, September 8th: 50/50 tickets available for purchase at Dump Day

Monday, October 1st: Start accepting application, referrals, and adoptions

Saturday, October 6th: 50/50 tickets available for purchase at Dump Day

Saturday, November 3rd: 50/50 tickets available for purchase at Dump Day

Friday, November 16th: Deadline for application, referrals and adoptions

Saturday, December 1st: 50/50 tickets available for purchase at Dump Day until 9:15am. Winner will be drawn at 9:45am

Friday, December 7th: Deadline for collection boxes and adoption gifts

Thursday, December 13th: Kid’s gift wrapping party

Tuesday, December 18th: Gift Pick-up Day





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