5 Impactful Ways to Help People who are Homeless this Holiday Season
The holiday season is a time that inspires us to think about giving not only to our loved ones, but to those in need through gifts of time and funds. DuPagePads has many ways to help the homeless that you can give back to your community and brighten someone else’s holiday this year.
#GivingTuesday, dedicated to giving back and celebrating generosity, will be on December 2nd. After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, help us make the most out of a National day of giving! DuPagePads has a goal of raising $10,000. Make a donation, share your story and tell the world why you are giving by posting about it on our social media pages with the hashtag #GIVINGTUESDAY.
Donate a gift card to area grocery stores like Jewel, Target and Walgreens. These gift cards can help someone:
- Buy groceries for a holiday meal
- Cover prescription costs at the pharmacy
- Diapers for young children
- Needed clothing and shoes for the cold winter months
Learn more here
Help those who are homeless get on the bus, train or taxi by contributing to our Share The Fare campaign by donating money or gas cards which are critical for getting our program participants to and from:
- Our Interim (Overnight) Housing sites when it’s extremely cold
- Job interviews, computer classes or their job
- Urgent hospital visits or doctor’s appointments
Click here to find out more
4) Shop Online – Amazon Smile
Donate to DuPagePads simply by doing your holiday shopping online. By logging onto Amazon Smile (the same items and deals as Amazon) to do your shopping, you can have DuPagePads receive a percentage of your total checkout price. Get started by clicking the widget below.
5) Volunteer- View all of our Volunteer Opportunities here
In addition to volunteering at our Interim (overnight) Housing sites by setting up, serving meals and providing overnight support – we need volunteers for the following tasks:
- Barnes and Noble Holiday Gift Wrapping
Lend a hand wrapping gifts at the Barnes and Noble in Naperville. All tips that are received will be donated to DuPagePads. Available Shifts
Help unload and set up clothing racks at our Interim (overnight) Housing sites from 5:15-8:15pm on Monday in Bloomingdale
or on Thursday in Glen Ellyn. Contact Colleen for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org