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Donations can be dropped off at Hesed House
659 S River Street, Aurora, IL, 60506 – THE TRUCK.
Please note: You can drop donations off
Monday-Friday from 9 am – 5 pm.


To receive a receipt for your donation, please be sure to fill out the duplicate Gift In-Kind Donation Form at the time you drop off your donation and keep a copy for your records.

Please note: We use all donated items to serve the needs of homeless individuals in your community. First, our guests/residents receive all of the items they need. Second, excess items may be converted into resources to purchase food, counseling, case management and other services that help end homelessness, one person, one family at a time.

At this time we do not have a donation pick-up service and are not accepting clothing or household items. Thank you for understanding!

If you have any questions about your donation, please send an e-mail to or call 630-914-6428.

Please click here and scroll to the bottom to learn about vehicle donations and other ways to support Hesed House.


Below is a list of new/used items we are
in need of at this time

Personal Care

  • Benadryl
  • Diapers
  • Combs/brushes
  • Baby wipes
  • Cough drops
  • Razors
  • Deodorant
  • Travel size mouthwash (alcohol free)
  • Toothbrushes
  • Rolaids/antacids
  • Baby wipes and bottles
  • Cough/cold medicine (without acetaminophen)
  • Orgajel
  • Sleep aid
  • Kleenex
  • Shaving cream
  • Ibuprofen
  • TUMS
  • Toothpaste (travel-size)
  • Eye drops
  • ACE bandages
  • Shampoo (travel size)
  • Multivitamins (adult and children’s)
  • Band-Aids (or other adhesive bandage strips)
  • Medical tape
  • Imodium (anti-diarrhea)
  • Ex-Lax (or other laxative)
  • Neosporin/antibiotic ointment
  • Hydrocortisone (anti-itch) cream
  • Tampons

Food/Non-perishable Items

  • URGENT: Water bottles
  • Sugar / Coffee Creamer / Milk
  • Sliced Cheese / Lunchmeat
  • Pop-Tarts
  • Sandwich bread
  • Peanut butter / Jelly
  • Cans of Vegetables 
  • Breakfast Cereal
  • Frozen Orange Juice

Miscellaneous Items

  • Mosquito/insect repellant
  • Earbud headphones
  • Air mattresses
  • Batteries
  • Paper towels
  • Towels
  • Reading glasses
  • Baseball caps
  • USB/flash/thumb drives
  • Bicycle locks and chains
  • Bicycle pump
  • Bicycle tire patches
  • Metra train tickets (zone A-H)
  • Pace bus passes
  • Gas cards
  • Gift cards from CVS, Jewel, Meijer, Target, Walgreens or Walmart
  • Tents
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Hand Sanitizer

And, of course, your prayers are always welcome!
Thank you so much!

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