If you're at home, there are still a range of opportunities for you to continue to support your neighbors. As Governor JB Pritzker reiterated in his Thursday press conference, grocery stores and pharmacies across the state will remain open. It's important we get what we need, but not more than we can use. At the same time, in the 14th District we always have neighbors who worry about where they will sleep and how they will get their next meal.
*Please note: under Gov. Pritzker's EO 2020-10, nonprofit social service organizations and their staff and volunteers are considered an essential services. Please practice social distancing, hand washing, and cleaning commonly used services.*
Here are some small ways you can help your neighbors meet their basic needs:
Drop off or ship donations to P.O. Box 95615, Palatine, IL 60095. You can also call: (847) 519-7820
2) Journeys: The Road Home: Monetary donations are the most needed at this time to meet the unique needs this situation brings, in additional to small space heaters. Other 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.
Drop off donations at 2550 Waukegan Rd Ste 100 , Glenview, IL 60025. You can also call: (847) 724-8300 x26
The pantry is also still taking volunteers, you can sign up here.
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Drop off donations at 721 S. Quentin Road, Palatine, IL 60067. You can also call: 847-358-6700
Drop off donations at 1616 N. Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004. You can also call: 847-259-7730
8) Donate Blood at Glenbrook Hospital: If you're feeling healthy, you can donate blood to ensure that our hospitals have enough blood available for patients. Glenbrook Hospital has blood donation hours Tuesday-Thursday from 8am-3pm. Additional precautions are being taken to ensure the safety of donors.
9) Home of the Sparrow: This resource for women and children experiencing homelessness has been part of the community since 1987. Currently, the organization is in need of monetary donations, and items off of the shelter wish list.
10) Serve Illinois: A statewide resource for those who are healthy and looking for a way to give back to the community.
11) Illinois COVID Response Fund: Gov. Pritzker along with the United Way of Illinois have established a coordinated donation fund for Illinoisans.