Help us provide essential food and supplies to Seniors and Families in need.
The United States now leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases. The economic impact is devastating and a record number of Americans (3.3+ million) have filed for unemployment. Many small businesses cannot sustain and have shut down leaving the workers struggling to put food on the table. The coronavirus pandemic is shutting down American life and the extension of the government’s current social distancing guidelines to April 30th will further impact healthcare, economy, and lifestyle.
Our volunteer team has been among the first in Chicago suburbs to step up and respond to the COVID-19 crisis by helping deliver groceries, medication, and essential supplies to Seniors, Families with special needs, and those who were impacted due to job loss. Our work has inspired similar initiatives by other groups within Illinois and other states. You can read the news articles covering our efforts below:
Chicago Tribune: https://bit.ly/icnyouth-chicagotribune
Naperville Community Television (NCTV17): https://bit.ly/icnyouth-nctv17
So far, we have reached out to friends and family for donations and used the funds to help those calling our hotline every single day. But now the call volume is increasing and other organizations are reaching out to us and sending over requests as they are unable to help; causing our funds to deplete rapidly.
> When a single mother with four little kids calls the hotline literally crying because she is unable to feed her children then all you can do is help her.
> When a grandmother with three kids makes a desperate call as she is only left with two pounds of rice then all we can do is give her hope and help her.
> When en elderly gentleman who is partially paralyzed reaches out to us as he is unable to cook and feed himself then we respond by delivering food.
These are actual requests we received in the past few days and they are heartbreaking but we were able to help these families because our active volunteers are on the ground and able to respond immediately the same day if not by the next day.
Our goal is simple: We want to bring relief and hope to those who are in need…..fast.
Your donations will help us help Seniors, Families with immediate needs, those who lost jobs and cover other important needs.
One of the immediate tasks at hand is to prepare at least 5000 food boxes. Each box costs about $50 and feeds a family of 4 for a month. We have suppliers ready to deliver food items in bulk and our dedicated team of volunteers is ready to pack and distribute the food boxes. We would also like to set up an emergency food pantry.
So please help us secure the resources now by sponsoring food boxes or donate towards other needs.
1 Family for a month = $50
2 Families for a month = $100
5 Families for a month = $250
10 Families for a month = $500 ….. etc
Or donate whatever you can as EVERY PENNY counts at this moment.
100% of your donations received from this campaign will go towards helping those in need.
The call volumes are increasing day by day so help us meet our goal faster by sharing this campaign with friends, family, and co-workers.
Thank you and God bless America