Aurora Community Impact

COVID-19 Opportunities

The Coronavirus has touched all of us in one way, shape, or form. As the church, let's use this time to magnify Jesus and the good news of the Gospel, locally and in our immediate neighborhoods. How can you love and serve those around you who are the most vulnerable? May we be the hands and feet of Jesus as we love and serve our immediate neighbors well.

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Local Opportunities:

Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry

Supply Needs - Aside from perishable & non-perishable food items, they are also in need of diapers (older kid sizes – 5,6,7), female hygiene products, adult incontinence undergarments, baby formula, paper towels, toilet paper, soap, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.

Volunteer Needs - They currently need volunteers for a few different shifts and they are scheduling for the next few weeks (through May 28th).  They can use volunteers for each shift.

  • Monday & Wednesday – 8am-2pm will consist of food sorting, box prep, and cleaning.
  • Tuesday & Thursday – 8am-12pm is food distribution and 12:30-3:30pm is food sorting and cleaning.  You can choose to work one or both shifts on these days.
  • Please arrive about 15 minutes early for their first shift to fill out paperwork and receive a brief orientation. They do have gloves, hand sanitizer, and masks to provide to volunteers if they do not have their own.

Requirements - Volunteers should be at least 18 years old.  Children 14+ can serve with a parent. Volunteers should be symptom free of any type of sickness and not considered vulnerable (ie. elderly, immunocompromised, and/or underlying illness).  

Serve - Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Marcy Robles directly through email letting her know what day(s) they can help.  Marcy can make sure you have a letter from the governor authorizing this essential volunteering as a reason to leave your home.

Email Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry

Hesed House 

Ministry Information - Hesed House is 2nd largest homeless shelter in the State of Illinois. They serve over 1,000 people each year including men, women, and children.

Donation Needs - Currently, there is a high demand for materials to be donated, including food, sanitary items, medicines, and children’s items. Food Needs include, but not limited to cereal, Pop Tarts, and granola bars. The needs list is updated regularly on their website.

Hesed House Needs

Goods can be dropped off at the truck in the parking lot so there is no need to go into the facility: 659 S River St, Aurora

Wayside Cross Ministries

Supply Needs - Donations of food are down about 50% as restaurants are closed right now so they can use food, especially instant potatoes or scalloped potatoes.

Dessert Donation - their usual dessert donations aren’t being delivered. People can bake cookies, pies or other appropriate desserts to feed a crowd. People can contact the Kitchen Coordinator, Dave Bialachowski, at 630-723-3405 to make arrangements to drop off food.

Volunteers - Volunteers and mentors are not allowed in their buildings. The men and women are not allowed off campus, and visitors are not allowed either.  They have zero cases of Covid-19 thus far so prayers that it stays that way.