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Stronger Together: How to Help Our Community


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead

Send Meals to First Responders - While Supporting Local Restaurants

We are so grateful for our Medical professionals, police, and firemen, for continuing to work and persevere through this crisis. We encourage you to support our local first responders by buying meals for them from a local restaurant. These locations are ready for your donations, please contact below to coordinate meal/time requests in advance, and order from one our local restaurants. This is an easy way to support our first responders while staying at home, and a great way to support local restaurants.

Support Local Non-Profits

In the midst of this crisis, some of the most affected are the less fortunate. It is important that we continue to support our Non-Profit members as they look to serve those in need. Please see below for the current services and specific needs of our Non-Profits at this time. Please help where you can or share this page with friends and family. Thank you.

Anderson Animal Shelter

Anderson Animal Shelter has been saving lives and serving the Fox Valley region for more than 50 years. Anderson receives no federal and state funding. We rely on and appreciate the generosity of our adopters, staff, volunteers, foster caregivers, community members and businesses to support our life-saving mission.

Most Urgent Needs:

  • Monetary donations

ComicBooks For Kids!

Providing comic books and coloring books to kids in hospitals and cancer centers across the country. Currently supporting 160 hospitals

Most Urgent Needs:

  • As a GuideStar platinum non for profit  here in Saint Charles that takes no compensation, awareness from our neighbors and friends are key. Fund raising opportunities that may arise are appreciated (as well as display of our high quality coloring books which we use to raise funds for our mission) once your locations open back up. All ideas and suggestions to help support the kiddos are appreciated.

Fox Valley Community Services

Fox Valley Community Services provides Senior Services in Kane, Kendall, DeKalb and LaSalle Counties. Services Include Adult Day Service, Home Services and Active Adult Activities.

Most Urgent Needs:

  • Masks for our 100 Home Care Aides

Fox Valley Food for Health

Food for Health provides healing organic meals to families struggling with cancer or a health crisis. Operating at a limited capacity but still creating and delivering a full menu!

Most Urgent Needs:

  • Blue Goose gift cards to support the purchase of our organic produce
  • Monetary donations
  • Join our Health Heroes Monthly Giving Program
  • Paper Towels & Food Safety Powder-free vinyl gloves

Fox Valley Hands of Hope

FVHH work with almost 50 school and community partners through our Project Hope, provide multiple support programs (individual and group) for youth, families and adults. We also operate a community durable medical equipment lending closet. All of our services are at no cost to the client.

Current Services:
At this time FVHH are conducting remote conference calls with their existing clients. Sadly, they are not yet accepting new clients but are working tirelessly on how to best approach this soon.

Most Urgent Needs:

  • Asking the community to share this information with someone they know who might be in need of their services
  • Support their upcoming “Bid for Hope” – a totally virtual auction

Fox Valley United Way

Fox Valley United Way has established a Fox Valley Coronavirus Relief Fund to help our nonprofit partners survive this unprecedented health crisis. We are combining our funds with donations from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, the Dunham Fund, the Inc. Board and the YWCA to ensure the broadest possible allocation of available funds to local social service organizations.

Kane County Health Department

The Kane County Health Department has opportunities for volunteering & donating to help with the local  COVID-19 response.

Lazarus House

Lazarus House provides safe shelter, food and a variety of support services for men, women and children in need of help in our local communities.  

Most Urgent Needs:

  • Monetary Donations
  • Material Donations: Hand Sanitizer, Disinfectant Wipes, Toilet Paper, + 13 gallon Trash Bags

LivingWell Cancer Resource Center

LivingWell provides psychosocial support to patients who are diagnosed with cancer as well as their families.

Most Urgent Needs:

  • Ensuring cancer patients who are receiving treatment are aware of the remote counseling and social work services being provided to support them as well as their families, especially during these uncertain times.
  • Help LivingWell keep these critical services free of charge by donating.

Mutual Ground

Mutual Ground, an agency dedicated to helping and empowering those effected by domestic and sexual violence, provides life-saving and life-changing services including emergency shelter, 24-hour hotlines, counseling, legal advocacy, emergency room response, prevention education, family services and more.

Most Urgent Needs:

  • Financial Donations
  • Sign-up individually or as a group to provide one restaurant dinner for our 20 women and children in shelter at our Aurora location during this crisis.
  • Wish List & Amazon Wish List Items - cleaning supplies & hand sanitizer
  • Gift Cards, UBER Gift Cards and Restaurant Gift Cards

Northern Illinois Food Bank

Northern Illinois Food Bank is a nonprofit that provides food to hungry neighbors through 800 network partners across 13 counties in northern Illinois. Volunteer, donate and get involved today!

Most Urgent Needs:

  • Financial donation for supporting the work through this crisis visit the website below
  • Opportunities for virtual involvement through our April 18th Virtual Foodie 5K
  • Sign up to volunteer

Northwestern Medicine

In response to the outpouring of generosity they have experienced, NW has established additional guidelines and systems to ensure that their healthcare staff can directly benefit from the donations, while maintaining health and safety standards.

Most Urgent Needs:
Following are ways you can support your local hospital and hospital staff

  • Individuals in the community wishing to make a monetary donation please visit the website below
  • All corporate donations can be directed to Northwestern Memorial Foundation by emailing below
  • Any supply donations (Personal Protective Equipment) please email below
  • Any non-supply donations (including meals for hospital staff) please visit our NM donations page. This page contains donation guidelines and a donation form. Once your donation form is submitted, someone from our team will contact you.

Renz Addiction Counseling Center

Current Services:
Renz Center is modifying services to adhere to the social distancing recommendations by providing telehealth services when possible. Contact us at 847-742-3545 x1 for more information.

Most Urgent Needs:

  • Donate Hand Sanitizer + Disinfecting Wipes

Salvation Army, Tri-City Corps

Salvation Army wants to let any members who aren't working or who have had to let some people go during this crisis know that the Food Pantry at the Salvation Army Tri-City Corps is operating three days a week for residents of St. Charles, Geneva and Batavia.

The Food Pantry is located at The Salvation Army Tri-City Corps Joe K. Anderson Community Center at 1710 S. 7th Ave., St. Charles, Illinois. It is open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. by appointment only by calling 630-377-2769 to register.

They have pretty much consistently gotten fresh food, which is available on Wednesdays. They also had the foresight to order some toilet paper before the crisis hit, so people will receive four rolls for as long as the supply lasts. They also often have some toiletries, diapers and baby formula. After registering, people can come once a month and receive two bags of groceries.

Senior Services Associates

Senior Services Associates is open during our regular business hours, and available to assist with the services indicated in the attached flyer, throughout this difficult time.

St. Charles History Museum 

The St. Charles History Museum maintains a collections and archive of over 15,000 items from the 185+ year history of St. Charles. The Museum provides research services, events, and community outreach such as educational programs and presentations for community groups, in addition to providing local teachers and students with historical education tools for remote learning. As a non-profit institution, 75% of the Museum's annual operating expenses are paid for through donations, gift shop sales, and membership dues.

Most Urgent Needs:

  • Monetary donations

Tri City Health Partnership (TCHP)

TCHP provides free medical and dental care to low-income, uninsured residents of Central Kane County. As you can imagine, the COVD-19 pandemic is causing those without insurance a heightened level of anxiety and fear. Additionally, the vast majority of our patients work in nonessential industries, and are not working. Once this crisis is over, we are expecting a very large increase in patient visits and medication needs. We simply do not have the financial resources to handle the impending needs.

Current Services:
TCHP is modifying services and operating via Telemedicine for patients as well as continuing to fill medications for existing patients.

Most Urgent Needs:

  • Medications are being backordered so needing Walmart and Meier gift cards in the amounts of $10-$15 for us to give our patients to offset cost of those needing to fill life-saving medications.
  • Direct donations via Paypal to help prepare for the impending sharp increase in patient visits and medications.

Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund Supporters

If you are a Non-Profit who would like to be included please click below