Client Needs during pandemic (updated: 4/15/20)
Catholic Charities has temporarily relocated all homeless shelter clients to hotels during the pandemic. As the situation continues, the needs at Catholic Charities continue to evolve. We are grateful for donations to help provide each client with the supplies needed to stay safe and healthy during this difficult time.
Many of the most-needed items can be found on Catholic Charities’ Amazon Charity List here. These items are updated daily to reflect current needs. Each item purchased will be shipped directly to Catholic Charities.
Here’s a complete list of items that are needed, which can be dropped off at Daybreak Center, 611 E. Cass Street in Joliet:
- microwaveable meals
- apple and orange juice drink boxes
- individual bottles of Gatorade
- individual size bottles of milk
- flip-top foods such as ravioli
- individual soup
- individual packages of instant oatmeal
- microwave popcorn
Clients staying at hotels have access to a mini fridge and microwave only. So, any food that can be prepared with these items would be greatly appreciated!
In addition, the food supply used to pack food boxes distributed to clients twice per week is running very low. Any shelf-stable donations will help. Please check expiration dates — we cannot distribute any items that are expired.
Cleaning items are also running low:
- Clorox wipes
- glass cleaner
- stainless steel cleaner
- bathroom cleaner
Any questions? Please email Maggie Snow at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for caring for our clients during this difficult time!