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Urgent Community Partner Needs: COVID-19 Relief

Sew Masks for Inserts

We have the filter inserts, but we do need help sewing these masks. We are currently serving over 400 individuals residentially in approximately 60 homes. If you (or anyone you know) is able to sew, here are instructions on how to sew a mask. If you are able to help with the masks, please let Shama Valame know by e-mailing her at svalame@clearbrook.org. We will be accepting mask donations at our main location Monday – Friday 10:00am-2:00pm The address of our office location is 1835 W. Central Road, Arlington Heights IL We are still running low on toilet paper.

Arlington Heights, IL

Masks for Medical Advocacy

Northwest CASA is in need of donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to support our Medical Advocacy program. Advocates are responsible for providing in person support to victims of sexual violence in Emergency Rooms across the North/Northwest Suburbs of Cook County. We are currently in need of the following items: Hand Sanitzer Surgical Grade Gloves N95 Masks/Filters Hand-Sewn Masks (Please be sure to use neutral patterns and materials) Any and all help is truly appreciated!

Arlington Heights, IL

Support High School District 214 students and their families in need

District 214 Education Foundation has launched the 214Cares Emergency Fund. Community members are invited and encouraged to donate to this emergency fund online at 214foundation.org. All gifts will go directly to District 214 students and families based on the guidance and recommendations of school staff. These dollars may support housing needs, utility needs, basic living needs, academic needs and more. Donors' gifts will go even further because the District 214 Foundation board committed a $10,000 dollar-for-dollar match on the first $10,000 raised. During the 214Cares' campaign's first week, donors contributed $40,000+. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit Illinois, about 30 percent of District 214 students were living in poverty. District administrators and the Education Foundation are now aware of heightened needs created by lost jobs, a loss of normalcy and difficulty in meeting basic needs. This is where the community can help in a direct manner. All gifts are tax-deductible, and donors will receive receipts.

Arlington Heights, IL

Donation Needs

In order to keep all of our operations running, JOURNEYS | The Road Home needs your help! Items needed are small denomination gift cards for client needs, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, bottled water and kitchen supplies listed on the JOURNEYS Amazon Wishlist. If you are able, we would appreciate this much needed and valued support. Monetary donations are the most needed at this time to meet the unique needs this situation brings.

Palatine, IL

HOPE Center Volunteer

Shift times: Monday through Friday 8:30am to 10:30am and 12:00pm to 2:00pm (Volunteers may be switching off between the Food Pantry, Clothing Closet and Board Room, depending on need) 1-2 volunteers per shift Description: -Prepackaging bags for clients using “mobile” services (for housed clients and those without housing) to hand out at center and to be dropped off at the hotels -Organizing Food Pantry, Clothing Closet and Board Room -Putting together other essential items as requested by staff Volunteers will need to complete an orientation, which will be sent electronically after you Express Interest below.

Palatine, IL

Wheeling Township Food Pantry *Donations only needed. Volunteers not needed *

During this critical time, donations to the Food Pantry are welcome and appreciated. Volunteers in the Food Pantry are not needed at this time. The Wheeling Township Food Pantry is remaining open to serve the community. We are dispensing pre-packed bags of food. Donations are accepted Mon-Fri from 9:00-4:00. A cart is stationed at the west entrance (parking lot side), as the doors to the building remain locked due to COVID-19. If there is no staff in the hallway, please ring the doorbell so that your donations can be retrieved. The list of most needed items are: Beans Cereal Fruit Mac & cheese Meat/protein (ravioli, chili, beef stew, etc.) Potatoes (boxed liked mashed, scalloped, au gratin, etc.) Soups (not broth) Stuffing Tuna *** Monetary Donations should be made to Wheeling Township Emergency Fund, Inc. ***

Arlington Heights, IL

Provide Donations from Home

The children and families we serve at Shelter, Inc. need gift cards to purchase basic items like food, toilet paper, diapers and wipes. Gift cards from major retailers like Jewel, Aldi, Target, Walmart and Amazon can be purchased online and sent to us via email at shelter@shelter-inc.org. Gift cards sent via email can be used immediately to purchase needed items or sent directly to families in need. Donate to our Family Crisis fund here: https://shelterinc.salsalabs.org/Shelter FamilyCrisisFundDonationForm/. Needed items (such as toilet paper, diapers, or cleaning supplies) can be purchased online and sent to us directly through our AmazonSmile Charity List here: https://smile.amazon.com/hz/charitylist/ls/1BYNA2GUELQAO/ref=smi_ext_lnk_lcl_cl With all the changes that are happening in our world right now, there is one thing that is constant: Shelter is here 24 hours a day 365 days a year for our community. If you are able, please help us today provide for the most vulnerable in our community. We are in this together.

Arlington Heights, IL

Palatine Township Food Pantry

The Palatine Township Food Pantry is remaining open to serve the community and will continue to accept donations. We rely on and appreciate all nonperishable donations. Food drives are always needed to keep our shelves stocked, but each and every individual donation adds up, enabling us to fulfill our mission. Any donation will be appreciated! Need immediately: Snacks (crackers/chips/etc.) Peanut Butter and Jelly Spaghetti Sauce Recurring donations needed: Coffee 100% Juice Bottles or Boxes Pancake Mix and Pancake Syrup Granola Bars Oatmeal Condiments – Ketchup, Mustard, Salad Dressing, Mayonnaise Pasta Sauce Baby Wipes Disposable Diapers (Size 5 and 6) Liquid Dish Soap Laundry Soap Cleaning Products Personal Products (shampoos, soap, feminine products) PAPER GROCERY BAGS gift cards to local food stores in $5, $10 & $20 increments Monetary donations are also appreciated and are fully tax deductible. The name of the charitable organization is the Palatine Township Needy Family Fund. As a member of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, monetary donations are used to buy both nonperishable and fresh food in bulk at greatly reduced prices.

Palatine, IL

WEEKDAY Elk Grove and/or Schaumburg Township Meals Drivers

Home-Delivered Meals Drivers For Elk Grove and/or Schaumburg Townships (One Weekday per Week During Normal Business Week) Two hours a week is all it takes to help an older adult remain independent in their own home! Now, more than ever, Home-Delivered Meals drivers make a big difference in an older adult’s life. Last year our regular meals drivers delivered over 36,000 meals to at-risk, home-bound, older adults in Elk Grove Township and Schaumburg Townships. You use your vehicle to provide hot and nutritious meals, wellness checks and a friendly smile to home-bound older adults. Routes run during lunch hours. Routes are kept within 8 miles of your location in Elk Grove and/or Schaumburg Townships Each route takes about two hours to complete (from about 11:00 AM to 1 PM) Routes are driven during the normal business week (Mondays through Fridays; no weekends) (Kenneth Young Center is a local, community mental health and older adult services provider. For 50 years, we have served you and your neighbors to help them feel good, do better and find solutions. For more information, visit our website at www.kennethyoung.org )

Elk Grove Village, IL

Accepting Handmade Masks

Please consider donating to Addolorata Villa's Residents. We are in need of handmade masks for the residents. Drop off or Call Lynn Deger 847-808-6132 for more information.

Wheeling, IL

Food Pantry and Care Package Donations-Schaumburg Twp

We have a great need for donations to our food pantry at the moment. Our pantry has ramped up service and we are doing a drive thru OR home delivery option based on a person’s circumstance. Paper products and cleaning supplies are in serious demand (including toilet paper). We are also looking for care packages for older adults who might be isolated (things like books, decks of cards, puzzles, word search books, adult coloring books, etc.). We have limited our building access to staff only to help with containment. Your contributions would be most appreciated. You could prepare a package, or bring bulk items like books and we can assemble.

Hoffman Estates, IL

Food Box Packing & Distribution Volunteers Needed

Hanul Family Alliance is looking for volunteers in the Lake County area this summer: Every Wednesday starting 6/17 Help pack and distribute senior food boxes from Hanul's Lake Office Up to three volunteers Must have practiced safe social distancing and quarantining measures for the past two weeks Volunteer schedule: Wednesdays on the first and third week of the month: 11 AM - 2 PM June: 6/24 July: 7/1 & 7/15 August: 8/5 & 8/19 Wednesdays on the second and fourth week: 9 AM - 1 PM June: 6/17 July: 7/8 & 7/22 August: 8/12 & 8/26

Buffalo Grove, IL

Masks for Seniors

Hanover Township Senior Services has an urgent need to find volunteers that are great with sewing and are willing to donate masks for our seniors. Express Interest below for delivery details.

Bartlett, IL

Home Delivered Meal Drivers for Tuesdays

Home Delivered Meal drivers are in HIGH needed on Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (approx) to bring meals to home-bound seniors. Mileage reimbursement is available. Drivers will arrive at the senior center at 9:30 on your scheduled day to deliver the meals in a timely fashion. If client does not answer door, you will report to Nutrition Coordinator so that there can be a follow up to ensure that the client is OK. Home Delivered Meals and other senior meal delivery programs provide millions of meals to seniors throughout the United States each year. Through such programs, seniors who could not or would not otherwise eat properly are provided with services that help live a healthy and enjoyable life. A volunteer must be at least 21 years of age, have a vehicle in proper working order, clear driving record, proof of vehicle insurance, pleasant personality and excellent customer service. Must be able to lift 15-20 lbs and be capable of walking to and from your vehicle. Commitment is 2-4 hours per week. Orientation and training with existing volunteer is provided.

Bartlett, IL

Meals to Seniors in DuPage County

DuPage Senior Citizens Council is looking for volunteers to help deliver shelf stable meals to seniors in DuPage County. Directions provided but a GPS device would be helpful and there is a short orientation prior to assignment. Contact Cathy Jordan, Volunteer Services Director, at 630-746-0909

Lombard, IL

Protective Supplies Needed

At Lambs Farm, we currently need PPE (personal protective equipment) supplies for our staff to use while caring for participants. Supplies needed include: gloves goggles gowns alcohol thermometers Please send supplies directly to: Lambs Farm Attn: Vicky Raier or Katie Bouwens 14245 Rockland Road Libertyville, IL 60048

Libertyville, IL

Support to Continue Services

Home of the Sparrow is soliciting donations to address the immediate and long-term implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. WE NEED YOUR HELP to keep our doors open, to help the women and children of Home of the Sparrow and those who may need our services during this time. Donations can be made at https://www.hosparrow.org/donate/ Home of the Sparrow's mission is to provide Hope, Opportunity, and Support that empowers women and children as they journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Home of the Sparrow provides Transitional Shelter, Housing, Rental Assistance, Supportive Services, and also operates Community Threads Thrift Store in Arlington Heights, and 7 Sparrows Nest Thrift Stores in Cary, Palatine, McHenry, Mundelein, Third Lake, Woodstock, Algonquin.

McHenry, IL

Shelter Needs Wish List

Home of the Sparrow has an updated list of needs for its shelters. Donated items must be new. Please call to schedule an appointment before you drop off items at administrative office.

McHenry, IL

Shop for WINGS online

Updated needs! You can shop for specific needed items from our WINGS Wish List on Amazon and have it shipped straight to our office. If you prefer to shop at a different store online, please purchase items from the list below and ship them to our Main Office: WINGS Program, Inc. Attention: Tabitha 5104 Tollview Drive, Suite B Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Group Home Pen-Friend

Looking for a way to help? If so we have a wonderful way for you to bring some joy to our residents while they are self-quarantining. Our Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) program is inviting you to become a CILA Pen-Friend by sending cards to our group homes. If interested, you can indicate in your card that you would like our residents to send you a card back. You can send your cards, drawings or letters to the following address: Attn. CILA Activity Managers 1815 W. Central Road Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Online Ambassador

Want to help kids and families achieve social and emotional health while you're practicing social distancing? Sign up to be an online ambassador for our organization! Lovingly referred to as "Bridge Connectors", our online ambassadors help spread the word about the vital work The Bridge Youth and Family Services does in the community. Follow us on Facebook, like and share our posts, read and forward our emails--these small but mighty virtual actions all really add up and allows our counselors to continue to provide crisis and counseling services to youth and their families. Express Interest and we'll follow up with an email on how to get started. This is a virtual volunteering opportunity.

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Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

Sew Masks for Inserts

We have the filter inserts, but we do need help sewing these masks. We are currently serving over 400 individuals residentially in approximately 60 homes. If you (or anyone you know) is able to sew, here are instructions on how to sew a mask. If you are able to help with the masks, please let Shama Valame know by e-mailing her at svalame@clearbrook.org. We will be accepting mask donations at our main location Monday – Friday 10:00am-2:00pm The address of our office location is 1835 W. Central Road, Arlington Heights IL We are still running low on toilet paper.

Arlington Heights, IL

Masks for Medical Advocacy

Northwest CASA is in need of donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to support our Medical Advocacy program. Advocates are responsible for providing in person support to victims of sexual violence in Emergency Rooms across the North/Northwest Suburbs of Cook County. We are currently in need of the following items: Hand Sanitzer Surgical Grade Gloves N95 Masks/Filters Hand-Sewn Masks (Please be sure to use neutral patterns and materials) Any and all help is truly appreciated!

Arlington Heights, IL

Support High School District 214 students and their families in need

District 214 Education Foundation has launched the 214Cares Emergency Fund. Community members are invited and encouraged to donate to this emergency fund online at 214foundation.org. All gifts will go directly to District 214 students and families based on the guidance and recommendations of school staff. These dollars may support housing needs, utility needs, basic living needs, academic needs and more. Donors' gifts will go even further because the District 214 Foundation board committed a $10,000 dollar-for-dollar match on the first $10,000 raised. During the 214Cares' campaign's first week, donors contributed $40,000+. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit Illinois, about 30 percent of District 214 students were living in poverty. District administrators and the Education Foundation are now aware of heightened needs created by lost jobs, a loss of normalcy and difficulty in meeting basic needs. This is where the community can help in a direct manner. All gifts are tax-deductible, and donors will receive receipts.

Arlington Heights, IL

Career Coach

Purpose/Objective: To provide an opportunity to the unemployed or underemployed clients in our Career Coaching Program to fine tune their job interviewing skills and practice how to represent themselves in a professional manner. Responsibilities: To work directly with clients and provide candid feedback on their performance and professionalism. Must be passionate about our Mission, and be able to be agreeable to our policy and liability terms, and consent for a background check. Qualifications: Previous human resources experience required. Volunteer should be someone who is innovated, project orientated, has good communication skills. An ideal volunteer would have a basic understanding of the potential barriers that may exist for underserved populations and can be patient, and dependable. Volunteer must be able to provide own transportation. Coaching can be conducted remotely/virtually if needed. Time Commitment: Long term commitment preferable. A requirement of two times a month for two hours. Days and times are flexible. Training Required: Orientation and training will be provided.

Mount Prospect, IL

Donation Needs

In order to keep all of our operations running, JOURNEYS | The Road Home needs your help! Items needed are small denomination gift cards for client needs, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, bottled water and kitchen supplies listed on the JOURNEYS Amazon Wishlist. If you are able, we would appreciate this much needed and valued support. Monetary donations are the most needed at this time to meet the unique needs this situation brings.

Palatine, IL

Provide Donations from Home

The children and families we serve at Shelter, Inc. need gift cards to purchase basic items like food, toilet paper, diapers and wipes. Gift cards from major retailers like Jewel, Aldi, Target, Walmart and Amazon can be purchased online and sent to us via email at shelter@shelter-inc.org. Gift cards sent via email can be used immediately to purchase needed items or sent directly to families in need. Donate to our Family Crisis fund here: https://shelterinc.salsalabs.org/Shelter FamilyCrisisFundDonationForm/. Needed items (such as toilet paper, diapers, or cleaning supplies) can be purchased online and sent to us directly through our AmazonSmile Charity List here: https://smile.amazon.com/hz/charitylist/ls/1BYNA2GUELQAO/ref=smi_ext_lnk_lcl_cl With all the changes that are happening in our world right now, there is one thing that is constant: Shelter is here 24 hours a day 365 days a year for our community. If you are able, please help us today provide for the most vulnerable in our community. We are in this together.

Arlington Heights, IL

Backpacks and School Supplies Donations for Apple Tree Campaign

Donation of new backpacks and new school supplies, or monetary donations needed for the Palatine Township Apple Tree Campaign. Collection of supplies will be distributed to underprivileged students so that they can start the school year prepared and ready to learn. Donations may be dropped off during normal business hours at the Township Palatine location from July 1 through July 29, 2020. There will be a bin outside the Township to drop off if you are uncomfortable coming inside. For information about donating "express interest" for this opportunity. Backpacks (medium and large sizes needed)* Glue Sticks* Backpacks (character style) Highlighters (blue, pink, green, and orange)* Ball Point Pens ( blue and red) Kleenex* Binders (3 ring 1”, 2” and 3”)* Black or White only* Pencils #2 Colored Pencils Pencil Cases (plastic or vinyl zippered) Colored Markers (thin and broad tip 8-10 count) Pencils-Twistable colored (12 count) Composition Notebooks (wide ruled) Plastic Pocket Folders (with and without prongs)* Crayons (8, 16, 24, 48 and 64 count packs) Rulers Crayons 8 count Large size Scissors (7” pointed) Crayons Twistable (24 count) Spiral Notebooks (wide ruled) Erasers (rectangle pink) Sharpie Markers (black fine)* Expo Markers (black/blue/red bullet and wide tip)* White Glue (8 oz bottles) * Items most needed

Palatine, IL

Accepting Handmade Masks

Please consider donating to Addolorata Villa's Residents. We are in need of handmade masks for the residents. Drop off or Call Lynn Deger 847-808-6132 for more information.

Wheeling, IL

Send A Smile

The Township of Schaumburg is collecting handmade cards, drawings, or pick-me-up notes for older adults and people with disabilities in the community. Please consider creating an uplifting message for a neighbor! No artistic experience required. Help us reach our goal of 2,250 cards! Mail To: One Illinois Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 ATTN: Megan Conway Drop Off At: One Illinois Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 ATTN: Megan Conway We can pick up quantities of 30 or more. Call 847-450-8011 for questions or more information.

Hoffman Estates, IL

Masks for Seniors

Hanover Township Senior Services has an urgent need to find volunteers that are great with sewing and are willing to donate masks for our seniors. Express Interest below for delivery details.

Bartlett, IL

Support to Continue Services

Home of the Sparrow is soliciting donations to address the immediate and long-term implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. WE NEED YOUR HELP to keep our doors open, to help the women and children of Home of the Sparrow and those who may need our services during this time. Donations can be made at https://www.hosparrow.org/donate/ Home of the Sparrow's mission is to provide Hope, Opportunity, and Support that empowers women and children as they journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Home of the Sparrow provides Transitional Shelter, Housing, Rental Assistance, Supportive Services, and also operates Community Threads Thrift Store in Arlington Heights, and 7 Sparrows Nest Thrift Stores in Cary, Palatine, McHenry, Mundelein, Third Lake, Woodstock, Algonquin.

McHenry, IL

Shop for WINGS online

Updated needs! You can shop for specific needed items from our WINGS Wish List on Amazon and have it shipped straight to our office. If you prefer to shop at a different store online, please purchase items from the list below and ship them to our Main Office: WINGS Program, Inc. Attention: Tabitha 5104 Tollview Drive, Suite B Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Group Home Pen-Friend

Looking for a way to help? If so we have a wonderful way for you to bring some joy to our residents while they are self-quarantining. Our Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) program is inviting you to become a CILA Pen-Friend by sending cards to our group homes. If interested, you can indicate in your card that you would like our residents to send you a card back. You can send your cards, drawings or letters to the following address: Attn. CILA Activity Managers 1815 W. Central Road Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Online Ambassador

Want to help kids and families achieve social and emotional health while you're practicing social distancing? Sign up to be an online ambassador for our organization! Lovingly referred to as "Bridge Connectors", our online ambassadors help spread the word about the vital work The Bridge Youth and Family Services does in the community. Follow us on Facebook, like and share our posts, read and forward our emails--these small but mighty virtual actions all really add up and allows our counselors to continue to provide crisis and counseling services to youth and their families. Express Interest and we'll follow up with an email on how to get started. This is a virtual volunteering opportunity.

Share your talent or passion with Girl Scouts-virtually!

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana are embracing shelter in place and that means Girl Scout activities are taking place at home and through virtual experiences. If you have a talent to share and can create a simple video then we have volunteer opportunities for you! Can you create activity videos to go along with at home activities ? Cadettes ( grades 6, 7,8), Seniors (grades 9 and 10) and Ambassadors (grades 11 and 12) Can you create activity videos to go along with at home activities? Juniors (grades 4 and 5) Can you create activity videos to go along with at home activities? Brownies (grades 2 and 3) Gold Award support Sign language interpreters needed! Express Interest below or use the links above for more details of current needs. Visit Girl Scout website on virtual opportunities: http://bttr.im/xmyb9

Virtual Girl Scout troop leaders needed!

Even as we all practice social distancing, Girl Scouts is still a place where girls can feel supported and share honest conversations about what they’re feeling. Knowing that they have a mentor and someone that supports them can help. In addition, there are tens of thousands of other troops in this sisterhood that are also figuring things out can be comforting to many girls. Have fun working with a minimum of one other adult to lead a small group of girls in planning, carrying out and evaluating activities in ways that help them develop values, foster a sense of worth, relate to others, and contribute to their community. Flexible time commitment based on your availability and schedule.

Virtual ESL Tutor for Korean Seniors

Hanul needs a volunteer who can tutor ESL through the phone for our Korean seniors. When: 2 hours a week at 10 AM - 11 AM, Tuesdays & Thursdays (but hours and days can be flexible) Who: Will be tutoring 5-10 Korean seniors over the phone (conference call) Requirement: Bilingual in Korean and English, must be comfortable speaking in Korean

Township Virtual Programming Seeks Volunteer Facilitators

Do you have a special skill, talent, or interest you would like to share with others? The Township of Schaumburg Senior Services is looking for volunteer facilitators to lead virtual programming for older adults. Each day, Senior Services is running a virtual program at 10 AM. Older adults are at risk for social isolation and the coronavirus is exacerbating this concern. Help us provide social engagement and educational opportunities to our residents. Some ideas would be teaching a basic class on language skills, running a cooking or art demonstration, and facilitating a discussion on an interesting topic. We are open to exploring other ideas as well. Facilitators must be comfortable with technology and using an online video conferencing program. Please Express Interest for more information. This is a virtual opportunity, and volunteers will be asked to facilitate from their homes.

Be a Pen Pal with Isolated Seniors

We are a Senior Living Community. During the self-quarantine, our residents would be so grateful to receive a card or short handwritten note from you! Become a pen-pal and help ease the isolation and bring joy to our residents. Please send your cards or letters to the following address: Attn: Life Enrichment 555 McHenry Road Wheeling IL 60090