Opportunities to Give Back

Spread a little Christmas cheer this holiday season. At this time of year, when we hold loved ones near, it seems fitting that we also consider those less fortunate than ourselves. Below are a few local organizations that are doing wonderful things for people in our community. They would appreciate your support in any way you can give it—a gift from the heart, volunteering time, thoughtful donations, or all of the above.

Thank you for your continuing kindness.

“If you cannot feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” —Mother Teresa


DuPagePads is committed to ending homelessness in DuPage County: Our solution to ending homelessness is: Housing Coupled with Supportive Services And Employment They’re counting on us. Often this is the last stop. Individuals and families who are homeless are counting on the community to help them, because they don’t know how to help themselves. Though they desperately want to. The staff at DuPagePads help clients become self-sufficient and find them a home. Case managers teach clients to believe in themselves through learned skills. DuPagePads help each individual know they are valued – even when they think they are not. More...

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People's Resource Center Charity

People’s Resource Center

About The People’s Resource Center: Since 1975, People’s Resource Center (PRC) has been bringing neighbors together to respond to hunger and poverty in DuPage County. Nearly 26,000 DuPage residents rely on PRC for help each year. We offer nutritious food and other basic necessities like clothes and rent assistance for neighbors in need.  PRC also connects people with resources—education and tutoring, jobs, technology, art, a caring community—to create a future of hope and opportunity for all. Our Mission: The People’s Resource Center community exists to respond to basic human needs, promote dignity and justice, and create a future of hope...

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Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans

No Hero Left Behind: The Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans is a non-profit agency that provides housing, supportive services and community outreach to help homeless and at-risk veterans and their families achieve self-sufficiency. Founded in 2007, by Vietnam War veteran Bob Adams and Gulf War veteran Dirk Enger, MSHV operates on a vision of no veteran left behind due to homelessness, joblessness, poverty and/or mental health issues. How you can help: Because of people like you, the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans is able to fulfill its critical mission of providing veterans and their families with housing and support services...

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