Streamwood Community Impact
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.
For some general ideas on how to serve your community within proper social distance boundaries and to share your stories, visit ccclife.org/covid19serve.
Tell us your story of how you served during this time or how you were served during this time. Your story can encourage others!
For a Full List of Local Opportunities, click below.
Are you looking for a way to serve others and have the ability to sew? We will provide you with the instructions and then deliver the masks to local church members and to VNA Health. For more information, complete this form.
There is an increased need for blood donations, locally near Streamwood. Be connected to two local blood banks to serve in this way.
Be notified of opportunities to jump in and help clean up yards of people in our congregation and community. This can be done individually or in small groups.
Hanover Township Food Pantry
7431 Astor Ave, Hanover Park
No volunteers currently being accepted however they are in need of prepared food items and cold items.
Drop off Monday through Friday 8:30am-4:00pm
Top Food Pantry needs:
- Paper products (tp and PT)
- Anything fresh (fruit, veggies, etc)
- Meat (ground beef, chicken)
- Pasta sauce
- Canned chicken
- Any kind of cleaning products (dish soap, laundry, bleach, etc.)
- Sliced bread
- Canned pineapple
- Sweet potatoes
- Frozen dinners/meals
- Frozen waffles
The Salvation Army
Volunteer Needs - The Salvation Army in Elgin has been overwhelmed by the need at their Saturday Food Distribution. A couple of months ago, they were serving approximately eighty people each week. Now, they are serving an average of 200. They are in need of 5-7 new volunteers each week to help pack boxes for our Food Distribution. The commitment would be on Fridays at 1pm to help pack boxes for our Saturday distribution.
Food For Greater Elgin
If you are looking to serve outside of your home in a safe environment, Food for Greater Elgin has put into effect several safety precautions. All volunteers are provided a mask and gloves and they have required a minimum of wearing the mask for all guests. Guests should expect their temperature taken upon arrival. Hand sanitizer is readily available. They are also strictly enforcing the 6-foot social distancing for guests.
Volunteer Needs - Extra cleaning/sanitizing
Tuesdays & Wednesdays between 1:30–3:00pm & a flexible 90-minute time slot on Fridays
Distribution of Food
Monday & Thursday evenings 5:30–8:30pm
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday mornings 8:00am–Noon (please come for 2 or 4 hours)
Virtual Visits: Residential Facilities for the Elderly
Many residential facilities are encouraging "virtual visits". Write an encouraging story or poem or draw a picture, then scan or take a clear picture of it. Email it to your selected location below and put "Letter" or "Picture" in the subject line.
The following facility, while not allowing volunteers, have approved and encourage these "virtual visits" to residents who may be experiencing isolation and loneliness. Please check with your local residence center for any specific directions they may have regarding this time of social distancing.
The Atrium: Oak Crest Residence