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PLEASE NOTE – Hesed House is unable to accept large donations of clothing and/or other items. If you have a question about whether we can accept something, please email If you are considering holding a drive for Hesed House, please email in advance of beginning your collections. Thank you for understanding! Happy Holidays!

East Aurora High School Students Focus on Poverty and Homelessness

By Kalyn Belsha, Aurora Beacon News In mid-April, about 120 East Aurora High School students will arrive at their school's football field with nothing but the items they can carry on their backs. There will be no food after 5 p.m. or electronics on the field, where they'll sleep overnight. The "sleep out," which… Read More

Collecting Coats and Promoting Tolerance

By Al Lagattolla, SUGAR GROVE – When Kaneland High School junior Andy McFarlin decided to put together a coat drive to benefit Aurora-based Hesed House, he said he saw an opportunity to turn it into a cooperative project. McFarlin last year was the president of Kaneland’s Gay Straight Alliance. He also has been involved in the Greater Fox River… Read More

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