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Friends of the POC,

Our organization is called Partners for Our Communities (POC) because that is what we are: schools and churches, cities and townships, libraries and individuals along with Northwest Community Hospital coming together as partners to make our communities stronger. We partner together to build stronger and healthier communities in Palatine, Hoffman Estates and Rolling Meadows by ...    - read more -

Dear Friends

We had a festive Cinco de Mayo party that raised almost $34,000, but we need $5,000 more to make our goal. This event provides funding throughout the year for the all of POC’s programs and operations. At the event, we chose to highlight our dedicated volunteers and the multiple ways that they come to be at POC. A lot of staff time and effort goes into providing our volunteers with the coordination and supervision required to make our programs effective and a successful experience for the volunteer.

In 2016, POC earned its accreditation to be a Service Enterprise agency from Hands on Suburban Chicago. Since then POC has supervised and coordinated over 14,000 volunteer hours each year. Volunteers complete their hours for Harper’s Promise, graduation and church requirements, and police-mandated community service. We also work with a dedicated team of retired professionals who volunteer their time in our Family Learning Lab and Community School.

Please consider donating to support all of POC’s programs and volunteers. A contribution of any size is welcome and important to us.

With gratitude,
Kathy Millin 
POC Executive Director

Please donate at this time. Any amount is welcome and greatly appreciated.


Since 1999, Partners for Our Communities (POC) has welcomed and introduced families and individuals in need to the Palatine community. The POC connects people with local resources and provides a pathway for their integration and success. We are dedicated to helping people help themselves through a variety of programs and services. In early 2015 the POC board of directors voted to share its programs with neighboring communities.

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