WHO WE HELP
We partner with the following organizations to deliver new blankets and bedding to those who need it most.
A House in Austin
A group of parents, caregivers, professionals and neighbors that believe in empowering each other in the most challenging task given to us — raising our children. They desire to nurture and strengthen the bonds in families and be supported in all they do. A two-generational approach addresses the needs of parents and children to improve outcomes for the whole family.
Bethany House of Hospitality
Since its opening on October 2017, Bethany House has welcomed more than 72 women and 22 small children. They come from 18 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and South and Central America. The average length of stay is 10 months. Most arrived in this country as unaccompanied children seeking asylum. They have ‘aged out’ of the children’s detention centers. Most take ESL, GED or high school classes. Several women at Bethany House have been helped to attend local colleges
By the Hand Kids Club
By The Hand is an after-school program that takes kids by the hand and walks with them from kindergarten through college, loving and nurturing them—mind, body and soul. They serve more than 1,600 kids from Cabrini-Green, Altgeld-Murray, Austin and Englewood, with property in North Austin to begin serving there.
In 2017, Common Pantry celebrated five decades of providing emergency food and social services to our neighbors in need. Common Pantry, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit food pantry, was founded in 1967 to combat hunger and food insecurity in specific north side neighborhoods in Chicago.
Deborah's Place is Chicago's largest provider of supportive housing exclusively for women and is recognized as an innovative leader among homeless service providers locally and nationally.
Digs with Dignity
Digs with Dignity's mission is to elevate the lives of those transitioning from homelessness by filling their houses with everything that makes a comfortable, dignified home. As a 501(c)(3), Digs with Dignity partners with Chicago-based social service agencies to identify those in need and utilizes a warehouse of donated and refurbished furniture and home goods to outfit homes. They work with a variety of individuals and families that may include domestic abuse victims, veterans, those who have experienced a sudden job loss or those dealing with extreme health situations.
EveryMom Chicago is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that connects expectant mothers in underserved communities with the material and support resources for the critical (and challenging) early weeks of parenthood.
Feeding People Through Plants
Feeding People Through Plants fundraises and hosts donation drives to support those experiencing homelessness and food insecurity. 100% of the proceeds from our plant pop up shop will go to support our initiatives to help those in need. Feeding People Through Plants is a hands-on, relationship first organization that not only provides resources such as food, tents, heat, blankets, clothing and hotel stays to our neighbors experiencing homelessness to ensure people survive, but our organization also helps connect people with employment, mental health resources, addiction treatment, and housing programs.
Friends of the Children
Friends of the Children have redefined the youth mentoring field by creating the first and only long-term professional mentoring program in the country. The "Friends" are experts in building sustained and nurturing relationships with youth. They specialize in working with youth who have faced a lot of adversity.
Healthy Hot Free Meals
Healthy Hot Free Meals focuses on making the maximum positive effort for the community. They started their free restaurant over the last year to help those in need and feed around 600 people per day! They not only provide free food, but also hotel rooms and other resources to people experiencing homelessness. And, they employ people who were formerly homeless to help them get a leg up.
Hope Chicago is a scholarship-focused non-profit designed to provide students and their parents/guardians with the support they need to graduate from college debt-free. We provide some of these students with comfort packs to support their college dreams.
House of the Good Shepherd
Founded in Chicago in 1859, the House of the Good Shepherd has opened its doors and hearts to women and children who face unimaginable trauma and fear. Our holistic transitional housing and family violence recovery programs empower women and children to leave behind the cycle of violent homes, step out of poverty, and embrace a future full of hope and independence.
Humble Design serves individuals, families, and veterans emerging from homelessness by transforming empty houses into welcoming homes using donated furniture and household goods.
I Grow Chicago
The mission of I Grow Chicago is to grow Englewood from surviving to thriving through community connection, skill building, and opportunity.
Lead with Love
Lead with Love is a nonprofit community outreach organization, providing a safe space for young people looking to take action and serve their community. They strive to actively address injustices prevalent within disinvested communities with a focus on education, physical health, mental health, and exposure/employment.
Metropolitan Family Services
Exceptional and dedicated Metropolitan staff members consistently work to provide critical services and programs that ensure individuals and families receive the support and resources they need to handle life’s challenges. Metropolitan Family Services makes a difference in their lives and provides hope for their future. Every family is encouraged to work together to realize their amazing strength.
At New Moms, young moms, 24 and under, take powerful first steps toward economic mobility and family well-being. They partner with families to construct the foundation of well-being by strengthening core life skills, incorporating early childhood development supports, building pathways to and preparation for education and employment, and expanding positive social networks and access to community resources.
OPRF Infant Welfare Society
The Oak Park River Forest Infant Welfare Society is a diverse member-driven organization with an abiding commitment to assuring the health and well-being of children.
Through the IWS Children’s Clinic, the Oak Park River Forest Infant Welfare Society provides the highest quality medical, dental, and behavioral health to those who are unable to afford the cost of private care.
Paving the Way Project
The Paving the Way Project, Incorporated, is a 501©3 non-profit, community-based outreach program for violence prevention and intervention. In addition to providing services to victims of gang violence, the Project also advocates for community resources; nurtures relationships to increase community revitalization and resilience; fosters agency collaborations, and conducts community outreach and educational forums to support families victimized by gun violence, trauma, and other prevailing community concerns.
Roseland Community Hospital
For almost 100 years, Roseland Community Hospital (RCH) has provided comprehensive healthcare services to residents of Chicago’s far south side neighborhoods. RCH opened in 1924, with a mission to provide high-quality healthcare services to the residents of Roseland and surrounding community areas. The Hospital has maintained this strategic focus, despite a myriad of social, economic and political changes that dramatically affected the neighborhoods the Hospital serves.
Vista Del Mar
Located in Los Angeles, Vista Del Mar serves the changing needs of all children and families in their community by offering high-quality treatment programs for children with significant emotional, social, learning, and developmental disabilities.