Hesed House - volunteer night

Hesed House - volunteer night

Fourth Saturday of the month, 6:00 PM - 11:59 PM

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Sign-up to Volunteer or provide food HERE
Recipe Link

New Procedures During This Time:  Hesed House July Event

Sat July 25th, 3:30-4:30 pm

Special Food & Supply Drop-Off at Knox to Support our Homeless Ministry 

  • Brown Bag Lunches
  • Food & Water for Homeless in the Street
  • Taco Dinner Ready-To-Serve for Homeless in the Shelter
  • Helpers for Drop Off & Vehicle Loading
  • Drivers & Vehicles for Delivery

Sign up for one or more items and/or helping  HERE or by contacting Bruce Burkelman at 630-209-1421 or . Thanks for supporting Hesed House!

If people would like to help they can:

~Pray for everyone preparing and delivering food, as well as for the guests

~Donate - on the Knox website Michal has designate a Hesed House - grocery store gift cards button OR they can donate to Knox and designate Hesed House

~Donate directly to Hesed House. Their immediate needs are listed on their website:

Knox volunteers September - May (no June, July or August in 2020)

Hesed House Inc. is a center for ministries providing services to poor and homeless persons. Hesed House has four branches. The Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry provides weekly grocery assistance for poor individuals and families not currently experiencing homelessness.  The Aurora Soup Kitchen Inc. provides hot lunch on Mondays and Fridays to poor and homeless individuals and families.  PADS Inc. is a multi-program organization providing various housing and other services to homeless individuals and families.

LIGHT-House Permanent Supportive Housing provides stable apartments for chronically homeless individuals and families.  The Association for Individual Development (AID) has a full-time mental health counselor on-site at Hesed House.  Aurora U.'s Harvesting Hope provides therapeutic play for homeless children. 

Locally, we continue our efforts to meet the needs of the homeless and the hungry. ‘Hesed’ means God’s unconditional love. Knox supports this mission by providing food and volunteers on the 4th Saturday of the month September - May.  Help is needed for:

  • Serving meals:

1st shift (6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
2nd shift (9:30 pm - 11:30 pm)
3rd shift (3:00 am - 7:00 am - 4 people)
3rd shift (5:00 am - 7:00 am - 4 people)

  • Preparing food in advance.
  • Donations of toiletries and personal care items

The volunteer dates for 2020/2021 TBD 
Directions to Hesed House are here.

If you have questions about volunteering at Hesed House or need more information please email Jill Wittwer, or Carol Reinerio.