Due to the global pandemic, we have doubled and doubled again our efforts.
With the global pandemic came financial uncertainty for many in Beverly/Morgan Park. Working with the 19th Ward Mutual Aid group and the Beverly Alliance for the Arts, we set up a brand-new Pantry Box. People may take what they need, give what they can. Located in the Edna White Memorial Garden adjacent to the 22nd District Police Station 111th & Esmond.
During the warmer months, when shelters are closed, we provide bi-weekly fill-ups of 5 local "blessings boxes," which are managed by
Almost Home Chicago.
Give what you can, take what you need. Non-perishables only in this program.
During the colder months, a local shelter hosts monthly hair-cutting events where anyone who wants a haircut can get it for free.
We provide first-aid, hygiene products, and various clothing items for anyone who needs them.
Based on urgent needs due to the global pandemic, we hold a free store the first Saturday of the month 10-11am at BAPA, corner of Longwood and 111th in Beverly. We offer hygiene and first-aid items. Masks, including children's sizes, are available as well. This project is in partnership with Beverly Area Planning Association and the 19th Ward Mutual Aid group.
Distributed to people as they move into permanent living arrangements after experiencing homelessness.
Contents vary depending on need and are focused on providing basic supplies for the kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. Each kit is delivered along with a bag of fresh groceries.
Distributed to people we meet on the streets and at intersections.
Contents include food, comfort items, and hygiene products. Hand-knit hats and scarves are added for the colder months.