Donate Goods and/or Services to Support our Shelter and Programs

Our shelter houses up to 40 women and children and our Economic Crisis Program serves walk-in clients who often need emergency assistance with food and personal hygiene items. In-kind donations provide a much needed resource for our agency. For a general list of the most needed items please click here. Call us at 847 742-4088 if you are planning to deliver a donation. Please note that we do not accept used clothing as we do not have adequate storage.

Winter Outerwear Donations accepted from September 1 through December 31.

Our Needs for Coats for the Winter are as follows: W inter Outerwear is accepted for donation from September 1 through December 31. We only accept gently used outerwear, in good condition, clean, but not Fall or Spring weight, We also accept gloves, hats, scarves. There is always a shortage of coats in mens large sizes every year, so those are greatly appreciated.

We have occasional needs for such items as office-quality shredders, specific and up-to-date computer hardware or software, or new or gently used kitchen items or furniture for our transitional living program. We also have seasonal needs, such as school uniforms for children, holiday gifts for clients, blankets for homeless clients or winter wear for shelter and walk-in clients. For more information or to speak with someone about arranging for a food or supply drive on our behalf, please contact our Resource Development Office at 847 742-4088.

Emergency Food Pantry: available 7 days a week to those in need when other area food pantries are closed. Last year our Emergency Food Pantry provided 32856 meals to 1743 families. 4513 referrals to partnering food pantries were given to 2222 individuals. It is clear to us that people in our community are hungry and we believe that it is a responsibility of our organization to provide the most basic of needs to people regardless of their situation. We hope that you will join us by organizing a food collection. For a list of the most needed food pantry items please click here.