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Covid-19 Donation and Assistance Opportunities

The Village has received many offers for donations, assistance, or other thoughtful gestures to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is how you can help. 

Stay Home Save Lives LogoStay Home, Save Lives

Reminder that the best thing we can do as a community is to stay home. If you must go out for an essential reason, maintain a 6 foot distance between you and someone else. Spread the word that social distancing works! Include the hashtag #stayhomesavelives when posting on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Donate to the Village's Emergency Financial Assistance Program

The Human Services Department manages the Village's Emergency Financial Assistance Program, which includes the food pantry, as well as needs  such as rental assistance (when a five-day notice has been issued), residential utility service (once a resident has received a "disconnection" notice), and emergency medication needs. 

As you can imagine, requests for emergency financial assistance has increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Click here to make a financial contribution to the Village's Emergency Financial Assistance Program.

The Emergency Financial Assistance program is funded through generous donations from individuals, local civic organizations, businesses and churches. This program is NOT funded through taxpayer dollars. 

If you are interested in assisting our local hospital, Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) has a website which accepts donations. 

Donation of Specific Items

If you have items you are seeking to donate to emergency responders, such as items included in the list below, please contact Kelly Lasaine, Emergency Management Assistant, at 847-818-5299 to arrange for a drop-off. 

Food | Delivery items from restaurants sent to staff during shifts

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) | Items include (must be sterile): 

  • Disposable gloves
  • Masks (N95, surgical, and procedure)
  • Disinfecting wipes such as Clorox or Sani-cloth wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Face shields
  • Goggles and eye shields
  • Isolation or surgical gowns

Items the Village cannot use

  • Any aforementioned PPE that is used, opened or not sterilized
  • Any food items not delivered directly from restaurant
  • Clothing (due to sanitation concerns)

Volunteerism

At this time, the Village is not seeking volunteers for specific duties/tasks. Any interested person is welcome to complete the volunteer form below; the Village is keeping a list of interested volunteers and will reach out if there is a need in the future. 

Complete the COVID-19 Volunteer Form

Volunteers may also register at Serve Illinois - a board appointed by the Governor and administered by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), who's mission is to improve Illinois communities by enhancing volunteerism and instilling an ethic of service throughout the State.