Community Outreach

Four Charities in 2018

January – March 2018

This food pantry serves over 300 families per month. The pantry has recently “moved house” to provide expanded services in the area. We will be taking donations of non-perishable food items and “household” items such as paper goods, feminine hygiene supplies and of course – cash, if you prefer.

April – June 2018

The County’s largest no-kill shelter, with a typical population of 75+ cats and 35+ dogs at any given time. The Will County Humane Society is dedicated to the principle of valuing each individual animal. All adoptable or medically treatable animals are saved and adopted, no matter how long the process takes. Here’s the link to their wish-list:

July – September 2018

This Clinic provides free medical and dental care to adults who have no medical insurance or other means of obtaining medical care and who meet prescribed income guidelines. Care is provided by physicians, dentists and other professionals who volunteer their time and expertise. The Clinic is funded by United Way of Will County and United Way of Grundy County, four partner hospitals and local businesses and individuals. The clinic receives NO state or federal funding. We will be taking cash donations for the Clinic – each $1.00 donated provides up to $19 in services to the patients.

October – December 2018

Relieving the spiritual and physical hunger of the poor by providing food for the hungry, clothing for the needy, and shelter for the homeless, as well as faith-based programs – since 1909, MorningStar Mission has served men, women, children and entire families in Joliet and Will County, with both one-time meals and long-term recovery programs. MorningStar doesn’t have a “wish list” but we will be donating items of clothing (including socks, hats, scarves and gloves), “spare” coffee mugs (used during the meals they serve), and toiletry items (toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, etc.) throughout 2018 for use by the population this charity serves.