SELF HELP CLOSET & PANTRY OF DES PLAINES

 Serving Des Plaines since 1971

***As of September 6 we are accepting fall/winter clothing for men, women (especially PLUS sizes) and children (sizes 2-12) . Clothing must be clean and in good condition.  We also need bed linens and towels.*** 

***As of September 17, we are in serious need of ENSURE - the vitamin supplement drink, for our clients with health issues.***

*** PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE DONATIONS OUTSIDE OUR DOORDonations left outside will be disposed of. Squirrels, mice, ants, etc. have gotten into donations left outside and ruined them.

We always need toothpaste, senior women's pads, shampoo, laundry detergent, soap and postage stamps.  (Please tell your friends.)

Tips for 1st Time Donors

Watch the grocery ads for Buy One, Get One Free and give the extra things to the Pantry.

*** Please check the expiration date on food items from your pantry that you are donating.  We can’t distribute expired food items.

 

If you are donating clothes, they must be for the current season, as we have no storage space for out of season clothing.  Clothes must be clean and and in very good condition.

Since May 1, 2012, the pantry is no longer accepting housewares.  However, we are still accepting NEW bed pillows and clean, gently used bed linens and towels.  Please donate your other housewares to The Frisbie Senior Center Resale Shop  at 52 E. Northwest Hwy., the Goodwill Store at Lee and Oakton or the Salvation Army on Mt. Prospect Rd. just north of Algonquin Rd.

NOTE: While we do accept puzzles and DVDs, we do not have storage space for stuffed animals and other toys.

PANTRY NEEDS:

In our quest to distribute healthier food, we gratefully accept donations of fresh produce.

FOOD - Please, no food items with expired dates.

We always need:

  • Breakfast cereal / oatmeal
  • Canned fruit, tuna, chicken, meats, vegetables
  • Dry pasta items
  • Sugar / flour
  • Peanut butter & jelly
  • Pasta sauce
  • Juices
  • Beans
  • Rice
  • Powdered or canned milk
  • Coffee/ tea/hot chocolate
  • Pancake mix / Syrup
  • Baby food / formula
  • Ensure
  • FRESH PRODUCE

PAPER ITEMS & TOILETRIES

  • Toilet paper, please !!!!!
  • Adult pull-ups sizes Large & Extra large
  • Toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, etc.
  • Dish soap and laundry detergent

CLOTHING - 

***As of September 17 we are accepting fall/winter clothing for men, women (especially PLUS sizes) and children (sizes 2-12) . Clothing must be clean and in good condition.  We also need bed linens and towels.***

***As of September 17, we are in serious need of ENSURE - the vitamin supplement drink, for our clients with health issues.***

We always need: toothpaste, senior women's pads, shampoo, laundry detergent, soap and postage stamps.

 soap and postage stamps.

  • New underwear: mens' briefs, boys' underpants, women's panties sz. 5-9, girls' panties,toddlers' underpants sz. 3-5
  • New socks for children, men and women - especially white athletic socks for men
  • Men's shirts, t-shirts, pants, especially jeans
  • NOTE: Clothing must be clean and in very good condition.
  • Sheets, towels, blankets,etc. (please label with size of bedding, if possible)

NOTE: We cannot accept baby furniture, car seats, etc. due to the many recalls.  We also cannot accept toys due to our limited storage space.

GIFT CARDS & CHECKS - These are used to buy groceries when our supplies get low.

POSTAGE STAMPS are ALWAYS greatly appreciated.

 

 

***PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE DONATIONS OUTSIDE OUR DOORDonations left outside will be disposed of. Squirrels, mice, ants, etc. have gotten into donations left outside and ruined them.***

Drop-off hours for donations:  Monday & Tuesday   9 AM - noon

                                                  Saturday  9 AM-10 AM

 

NEW: If you would prefer to receive your thank you letter via email, the next time you sign in, put your email address in the address box.

All contributions are tax deductible. A receipt will be provided upon request. Be sure to sign in with your name and complete address OR email address so we can send a thank you letter.

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(Updated 9/17/17)

 The SHC&P website was created and is updated frequently by Holly Wilson.