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- Nursing Bra
- Cough drops
- Wash cloths
- Baby wipes
- Fabric softener/dryer sheets
- Athletic (white) socks (men's and women's)
- Underwear (men's and women's)
- Twin-size sheets (flat and fitted)
- 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.
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by Kalyn Belsha, Aurora Beacon News
There will be no food after 5 p.m. or electronics on the field, where they’ll sleep overnight.
The “sleep out,” which will run April 18-19, is part of an effort by East High students to raise money and awareness about poverty and homelessness in Aurora. The students hope to raise $15,000 and split the funds between Hesed House and district families in need.
March 21st 2015
Hesed House was awarded a complete room makeover from our generous friends at the IKEA store in Bolingbrook!
Each year, IKEA receives many inspiring proposals from IKEA co-workers as candidates for the campaign. Then the IKEA steering committee – at each store – selects up to three organizations for co-workers and customers to vote online (this year’s voting period was February 16 – March 2). The charitable organization, from each store market, with the highest number of online votes becomes the winner, and, thanks to you, that organization was Hesed House!
March 11th 2015
Homeless Ministry Getting People off the Street
Based on the Hesed House model of providing food, shelter, clothing, assistance and dignity to “the least of these,” Matthew 25:40 Ministries shelter in downtown Elgin is in its second year of providing an overnight emergency shelter during the winter months. Although there is a permanent homeless shelter in Elgin, its restrictive rules prohibit entry by many of those most in need of help.
Named after the Biblical passage of “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me,” the ministry was started by a parishioner at the First United Methodist Church.
It typically attracts about 30 people a night who would otherwise have nowhere else to go.
Thank you, Matthew 25:40 Ministries, for helping us care for “the least of these.”
February 16th 2015
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