Volunteering Opportunities

How to Help 

Donate Blood

Consider donating blood and find blood drives or local opportunities by contacting the Red Cross or other services.

Meals for Health Care Workers

Amita Health Center La Grange has set up a Meal Train to coordinate scheduling for those interested in providing meals to health care workers. After registering (LINK), participants can select a day and time to order food from a local restaurant, to be delivered to hospital staff.

Food Pantries

The food pantry at St. Francis Xavier Parish (124 N. Spring Ave.) is in need of non-perishable food items, especially boxed cereal. Donations are accepted on Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the small side door of the rectory (parking lot side). Please knock to let the staff know that items have been placed by the door.

The food pantry at Second Baptist Church (26 Washington Ave.) is also in need of non-perishable food items. Donations are accepted on Mondays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the north parking lot door.

The St. Cletus Food Pantry (600 W 55th St.) accepts all non-perishable food items (unopened and in-date). Donations can be made any time in the donation bin outside the pantry. 

BEDS Plus 

Beds Plus is in need of support to assist the homeless. For details on how you can donate, please visit their website (LINK).

Serve Illinois - State Resource for Volunteering 

The state of Illinois has created a dedicated webpage (LINK) that provides links to volunteering opportunities throughout the state related to COVID-19.

Interfaith Community Partners 

Interfaith Community Partners provides rides to seniors and, during the COVID-19 pandemic, also provides grocery shopping services. Please  visit their website (LINK) to volunteer.

Donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Any businesses or others who have Personal Protective Equipment such as N-95 masks, surgical gloves, eye protection, etc. are encouraged to donate through the State of Illinois online portal (LINK).

Illinois COVID Response Fund

The United Way of Illinois and the Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations, in collaboration with the Office of Governor JB Pritzker, have established the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund (LINK) to raise funds to be disbursed to nonprofit organizations across the state serving individuals, families and communities hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.