3121 West 71st Street Chicago, IL, 60629
How Can I Help?
Southwest Chicago Homeless Services and the clients we work with appreciate all of the assistance you can provide. Assistance is not limited to monetary donations. Southwest Chicago Homeless Services needs donations such as toiletries and food, office supplies, clothing, and perhaps most importantly, your time. We are frequently in need of volunteers. See our list below for more information. Your financial donation to Southwest Chicago Homeless Services provides: Close to 7,000 hot meals during the warming season Over 5,000 breakfasts and lunches throughout the year Clothing, toiletries, hot showers, and counseling
Our Current Needs
Travel Size Deodorant Travel Size Shaving cream
Men's and Women's Sizes. All except underwear and socks may be gently used if in clean and good condition.
White socks Underwear Tee shirts Boots, shoes, work boots Jeans Belts
Brown lunch bags Sturdy paper plates (non-styrofoam) Beverage cups (non-styrofoam) Garbage bags Paper towels
Cash donations Gift Certificates Bus passes
Volunteering at Southwest Chicago Homeless Services
We provide and appreciate volunteer opportunities which generally fall into one of the following categories.
Volunteers are persons who volunteer for the wide array of volunteer activities at SCHS and are not affiliated with an official group.
Volunteers are part of a company, school, club, church etc. and volunteer together in service.
Respect. Respect your fellow volunteers, the clients and guests, staff and the opportunity. Safety. Follow all safety directions and never risk putting yourself in harm's way. Be on time. We depend on you to get the job done. Being late can affect the activity. Enjoy the experience. The point of volunteering is to have a good time. Communicate with the Volunteer Coordinator. The Volunteer Coordinator is your connection to all things VOLUNTEER at SCHS. The preferred method of communication with the Volunteer Coordinator is email. She will be your point of contact (or will direct you to the right person) for orientation, project coordination, or absenteeism.
Karyn Perkins Volunteer Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org