5 Impactful Ways to Help the Homeless this Holiday Season
The holiday season is a time that inspires many of us to think about not only our loved ones, but also those who are less fortunate. We are often asked this time of year by generous community members how they can get involved to brighten the holiday of someone in need.
After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday (Tuesday, November 27th) is a world-wide day of giving that celebrates philanthropy.
Make a donation and share on social media why you support DuPagePads. Help us reach our 24-hour
fundraising goal of $25,000 towards our mission to end homelessness.
- Travel Size Deodorant and Razors
- Water Resistant Gloves
- Winter Coats (Men’s and Women’s Size 2XL, 3XL and 4XL)
- Gift Cards to Walgreens, Jewel, Target, McDonalds ($5 – $25 value)
- Men’s Boxer Briefs (Size M-2XL)
- Men’s White Undershirts (Size M-2XL)
- Women’s Underwear (Size M-2XL)
See our full list of Needed Items Here or Shop Online through our Amazon Wishlist.
Share the Fare!
Help those who are homeless get on the bus, train or taxi by contributing to our Share the Fare Campaign. This effort focuses on collecting funds to purchase public transportation passes or gas cards which are critical for assisting those we serve to arriving at:
- Our Interim (Overnight) Housing sites during extreme weather or cold
- Job interviews or their place of employment
- Doctor appointments or hospitals to address their urgent health needs
Donate to DuPagePads by simply doing your holiday shopping online. When visiting the Amazon Smile website, you can receive the same deals and membership options as regularly shopping on Amazon – with the added perk that a percentage of your purchase will go towards our mission to end homelessness.
Shopping for concert or sporting event tickets? Visit Tix 4 Cause, select DuPagePads as the beneficiary and we will receive a portion of the ticket sale. This is a fun way to make memories while helping to transform lives.
Know someone who would like jewelry? Visit Kendra Scott in Oak Brook Center on November 28th between 5:00pm-8:00pm, enjoy sips and sweets and 20% of your purchases will go back to DuPagePads! Learn more!
Help set up the sleeping area, serve a meal or provide critical overnight support. Make a difference and impact lives.
We appreciate your interest in uniting with us in our mission to end homelessness. DuPagePads provides Interim (Overnight) Housing 365 nights a year and hope you will also remember us not only at the holidays, but year-round.
Thank you for your desire to assist our neighbors in moving from a pad on the floor, to a key in the door.