Supplies Needed:  Beds Stock Up For Winter 


Our 30th shelter season began October 1st at Saint Frances Xavier Church in La Grange and St. Luke the Evangelist Orthodox Church. Last year, our shelters reached 306 people over the course of 224 days for a total of 13,516 nights of shelter. We relied volunteers to set up, cook, clean, and supervise shifts each night, and we would love to have you join us this year! 

Additionally, we are always in need of supplies for the shelters. Like any home, shelters need to constantly restock basic supplies. Small gifts of snacks, kitchen supplies, and bedding can dramatically improve clients’ experience as they move toward regaining housing. We list commonly needed supplies below. Click here to learn how to give.

Snacks and Condiments
Breakfast bars
Dry cereal
Hot sauce
Powdered lemonade and tea
Salad dressing
Salt and pepper shakers
Sugar
Kitchen Supplies
Aluminum foil
Brown paper bags
Cloth hand and kitchen towels
Fifty-five gallon bags
Napkins
Paper plates and bowls
Plasticware
Rubber cleaning gloves
Zip lock bags
Cleaning Supplies
Large multi-purpose cleaners
Paper towels
Toilet Paper
Towels and Bedding
Bath towels
Cloth hand towels
Standard pillows
Twin size sheet sets
Twin size washable blankets

If you are interested in organizing a “Stock a Shelter” drive, click here.

For more inforation regarding volunteer opportunities contact Erin Molek, Volunteer Coordinator, volunteer@beds-plus.org or 708-354-0858 ext. 113.

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