Sunday, December 12, 2010


In these times of economic 'down turn', those in need are many and growing.  The following groups and organizations are local and well established regarding their work in our neighborhood.  They have been serving the needs of our local community and it's residents for years and we encourage you to give them first priority in your donations this Holiday Season, whether you're donating the basics for subsistence or gifts for children.  These groups and organizations are proven and have been in the forefront of serving the needs of our neighborhood residents for years. 

"Give Locally in the Local Community 
To Benefit Local Residents!"

A Just Harvest
7649 N. Paulina St.
Chicago, IL  60626

Needs:  For food item donations, we request large / restaurant sizes. No glass containers please.  Salt / Seasoned salt, pepper (black or white) Spices: Basil, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Cinnamon and all others. Mayo, Salad Dressing (Ranch, French, Garlic, etc.), Flour, Sugar, Gravy mix, Corn Starch, Coffee, Chicken broth, liquid or powder, Beef broth, liquid or powder Canned soup, Diced, canned tomatoes, canned mushrooms,  Spaghetti sauce, Ziploc bags.

Housing Opportunities for Women
1607 W. Howard
Chicago, IL  60626
Contact Kim, ext. 253 or Jen, ext. 240

Holiday/Winter Wish List, consisting of the following items in new or good condition: Extended size Women's winter coats (XL, 2XL, 3XL), Hats, scarves, gloves for women and children, New toys for children ages birth-12, $10 gift cards to Target (gifts for teens), Jewel gift cards (gifts for mothers), Home starter kits, consisting of the following items in new or good condition: Coffee maker, Toaster, Kitchenware (excluding Tupperware and other storage containers), Table settings for four, Towel sets, Linens, Lamps, Small electronics (alarm clocks, stereos, microwaves, etc.) Items for after-school and recreational programming are also accepted, including: Children's and young adults books, Study guides, New or gently used toys, Back-packs, and School supplies.

Howard Area  Community Center
7648 N. Paulina St.
Mon-Fri 9-5
Contact Nicole Thomas  773-262-6622 x.236 

Call ahead to arrange to drop off donations.  Needs:  Holiday Sharing Program-donors obtain lists of families and requested items. New adult and children's clothing with tags or very lightly used items, Non-perishable food.

St. Ignatius Church
6559 N. Glenwood
Contact:  Kathy Morris ext. 14
Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat. 9am-3:30pm,Sun 9am-1:30 pm

Needs:  Food items for food pantry:  soups, tuna, tomato sauce, tomato paste, 1-2 lb. rice, 1lb. pasta, peanut butter, jelly, hot cocoa, granola, coffee, tea, juice, syrup, cookies.

United Church of Rogers Park, Soup Kitchen
1545 W Morse Ave
Chicago IL  60626
Contact: Deacon Dorr or Church Administrator

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm 
Call ahead to drop off donations.  Needs: toys, gift cards to grocery stores for Holiday Cheer Program.

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