Urgent Volunteer Needs: COVID-19 Relief

Today, nonprofit organizations are facing additional challenges in light of the current coronavirus crisis. In support of our Community Partners, HandsOn Suburban Chicago is providing this list of needs. We will be adding to and updating as more information is received. If you have questions about these specific volunteer needs, please contact the agency directly.

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Urgent Community Partner Needs: COVID-19 Relief

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

Donation Needs

In order to keep all of our operations running, JOURNEYS | The Road Home needs your help! Donations are accepted at the HOPE Center, 1140 E. Northwest Highway, Palatine M-F 8:30 to 4:00pm. Monetary donations are the most needed at this time to meet the unique needs this situation brings. ​ JOURNEYS Amazon Wishlist ​ These donations can be dropped off at the HOPE Center, 1140 E. Northwest Highway, Palatine M-F 8:30 to 4:00pm: Canned Ravioli, Beef Stew Peanut butter and Jelly Shelf Stable Microwave Rice (Uncle Ben's ready rice) Diapers All Sizes Extra Large Sturdy Re-usable Grocery Bags Men's and Women's Sweaters Men's and Women's Winter Boots Not accepting furniture or household goods or Toys Not needed at this time, Hats, Gloves, or Scarves. Thank you to everyone that donated winter clothing items. The shelves are full. Thank you for your support!

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. (We will be closed on Monday, January 18). 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. Cleaning Products Conditioner Detergent Diapers Feminine Hygiene Products Kleenex Napkins Paper Towels Shampoo Soap Toilet Paper Toothpaste *** 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 Needed items (such as toilet paper, diapers, or cleaning supplies) can be purchased online and sent to us directly through our AmazonSmile Charity List 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

WEEKDAY Elk Grove or Schaumburg Township Home Delivered Meals Drivers

Weekday Regular-Route Drivers Needed for Elk Grove and/or Schaumburg Townships YOU can help older adults remain independent in their own homes! Our Home-Delivered Meals program makes a big difference in an older adult’s life. Last year drivers delivered over 36,000 meals to at-risk, home-bound, older adults in Elk Grove and Schaumburg Townships. Home-Delivered Meals are delivered three days a week (no weekend deliveries). Most drivers take one route per week (Mondays, Wednesdays and/or Fridays) for about two hours per route. Rest assured, we do try to work as best we can with your schedule. The Meals program is not just about dropping off boxed- or bagged-meals. It is intended to enhance older adults’ safety through wellness checks and to provide some sort of human contact throughout the week. You use your vehicle to provide hot and nutritious meals, wellness checks and a friendly smile to home-bound older adults. Routes are kept within 10 miles of your location in Elk Grove Township and/or Schaumburg Townships. Every meal delivered by a volunteer offers Kenneth Young Center staff the opportunity to increase the quality and amount of their time they can spend with participants in our Older Adult programs. (Kenneth Young Center is a local, community mental health and older adult services provider. For over 50 years, we are a safety net for our neighbors in need. We respectfully serve the most vulnerable people in our area, those coping with mental illness and older adults dealing with life's difficult transitions. Visit our website at www.kennethyoung.org for more information.)

Elk Grove Village, IL

Front Desk Volunteer for Food Pantry

Immediate need! Elk Grove Township Food Pantry that benefits the needy is in need of a volunteer to work the front desk at the food pantry, greeting individuals and answering the phone. COVID safety precautions are in place. Food pantry is open from 9-4. Can volunteer for a minimum of one hour to a full day...hours are flexible.

Elk Grove Village, 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 Food Pantry 721 Quentin Rd Hours: Monday 8:30 AM to 6:30PM Tuesday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

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

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.

Lombard, 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

WINGS is able to assist hundreds of people impacted by domestic violence each year, thanks to the generosity and commitment of others. WINGS relies on donations of a wide range of goods throughout the year. Donations from individuals, local businesses and faith communities play a big role in supporting the work we do. You can shop for specific needed items from our WINGS Wish List on Amazon and have it shipped straight to our office. You can buy the gifts anywhere you would like, they don't have to be exact, just the same type. Then ship to... WINGS Program Attn: Tabitha 5104 Tollview Drive, Suite B Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 Client Pantry Wish list Foil Peanut Butter/Jelly Canned Tuna Canned Chicken Tomato Paste Gallon/Quart Baggies Parmesan Cheese Plain White/Brown Rice BBQ Sauce Mayo Gallon Baggies Cream of Chicken Soup Macaroni and Cheese Flour Sugar Decaf Ground Coffee Regular Ground Coffee Instant Coffee Cooking Oil Oatmeal Pasta Spaghetti Sauce Cereal Tomato Sauce Safe House Wish List 2021 Day Planners Women’s Shave Cream Gallon and Quart Baggies Journals Alcohol Free Mouthwash Air Freshener Spray Disposable Gloves Women’s Deodorant Vaseline Neosporin Floss Ampro Hair Gel Foil/Saran Wrap Comet/SOS Pads Windex Swiffer Type Dry Mopping Pads Cough Drops Bleach Laundry Detergent Fabric Softener Floor Cleaner Multi-Purpose Cleaner Paper Towels Lysol Wipes and Spray Size 3, 4, 5 and Size 6 Diapers Hand Soap Baby Wipes Garbage Bags 13 Gal and 30+ Gal