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Listed below are our immediate needs. Please click here to view full list.
- Ski/warm gloves
- Athletic (white) socks (men's and women's)
- Underwear (men's and women's)
- Disposable diapers (sizes 3 - 6)
- Pull-Ups (larger sizes)
- Baby wipes
- Cold medicine (w/o acetaminophen)
- Sheets (flat and fitted, twin-sized)
- Your prayers
Because Everyone Deserves Dignity
Hesed House's mission is to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless and give people the chance to hope again.
Hesed House is a national model for ending homelessness – one person, one family at a time. It is the culmination of nearly three decades of strategic evolution from a formerly acceptable model of "eats and sheets" to a Comprehensive Homeless Resource Center – a campus of centralized highly skilled professionals collaborating to provide the tools necessary to help individuals and families break free of the shackles binding them to homelessness.
How You Can Help
Whether you choose to lend your time and talents by volunteering, writing a check, planning a fundraising event or coordinating a collection of food, holiday toys, and warm winter clothes, ALL demonstrations of support are appreciated.
View our latest Annual Report.
By Tom Strong, Special to the Tribune
As I have pursued stories of those who serve others in the Fox Valley, the many and varied journeys that those servants have traveled have been most interesting.
When I recently met Tom Zimmerman, Assistant Development Director at Hesed House, I found that the path he followed before arriving at the comprehensive Aurora center for the homeless was yet another engaging story…
January 9th 2015
Gerald Auto Group Helps Hesed Score Big with the Blackhawks
Hesed House recently received word that the Gerald Auto Group will, once again, proudly serve as the naming sponsor for the fourth annual Kentucky Derby Gala. And in making the announcement, Doug Gerald had a very creative way to help reach – or surpass – that sponsorship goal. Doug said, that “while it would certainly be okay to just write a check for the sponsorship, we felt that there was a more impactful way to support the work at Hesed House and increase the awareness of homelessness in our communities.”
The Gerald Auto Group teamed up with the Chicago Blackhawks through the “Goals for Charity” program presented by WGN Radio that takes advantage of the Hawks’ aptitude for scoring goals. Every time the Blackhawks score a goal, a $100 donation will be made to Hesed House by the Gerald Auto Group.
January 1st 2015
Hesed House Employee Makes Sure Christmas Comes
Hesed House’s Tom Aguillar may shrug off any comparisons to Santa, but for many years, he has been just that.
Tom has acted as an “elf behind the scene” bringing Christmas to guests of the Aurora-based Hesed House, the second largest homeless shelter in Illinois.
Through donations from more than 90 community groups, on Christmas Eve, a building across the street from Hesed House is transformed into a very special place so that Hesed House guests can “shop” for Christmas gifts including toys and clothes themselves and their families.