Due to the global pandemic, we have doubled and doubled again our efforts.
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.
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.
Based on urgent needs due to the global pandemic, we hold a free store every Wednesday evening 5-7pm at BAPA, corner of Longwood and 111th in Beverly. We offer hygiene and first-aid items. Masks available as well. This is in partnership with Beverly Area Planning Association and the 19th Ward Mutual Aid group.
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.