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Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

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

Clothing Drive for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Often, survivors of sexual violence hand over their clothing when they are going through the Evidence Collection Kit process at our local partner Emergency Rooms. Northwest CASA provides clothing items so that survivors can feel comfortable as they leave the hospital. All donated items need to be new and have minimal or no graphics. Clothing Items Needed: Sweatshirts (Men's sizes preferred) Sweatpants (Men's sizes preferred) T-shirts (Men's sizes preferred) Women's Underwear Socks Amazon Wishlist Available: https://amzn.to/2TeXjN4 Opportunity is great for groups looking to do a holiday collection! Everything is done remotely and drop off can be arranged based on your availability.

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

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

Gift Card Donations

Gift cards are used for program needs/residents throughout the year in many ways such as helping clients get to interviews and appointments as well as helping us to feed 90+ people within our safe homes. Gift Card List: ANY GAS CARD JEWEL ALDI MEIJER WALMART $100, $50, $25 denominations are preferred Thank you so much for helping us. We thank you for your generosity.

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

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

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

Become a Pen Pal

Approximately half of all Center for Enriched Living (CEL) members live in residential agencies. Many of these members have limited interaction with family members on a regular basis, and with the Coronavirus that has been compounded. We want to continue to engage with our members even though our building is closed. To do so, we’re returning to the lost art of letter-writing. If you would like to participate, you can send a letter, picture, card to a member and let them know that you’re thinking of them during this time. Express Interest below for more details.

Teach a Workshop Class!

Do you have a passion you would love to teach? Sign up to teach a weekly class! This can be yoga, art, jewelry making, or whatever you love virtually through recorded videos or live through ZOOM. **Times and availability may vary