Hesed House

Missions & Outreach

Hesed House’s mission is to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless and give people the chance to hope again. Hesed House is a national model for ending homelessness – one person, one family at a time. “Hesed” means God’s unconditional love. Knox supports this mission by providing food, supplies and volunteers on the 4th Saturday of the month.

Our support includes a “Drive Thru, Drop-Off” of a hot ready-to-serve dinner, ready-to-reheat breakfast, lunch bags and other special supplies needed at Hesed House. The number we are feeding and the special supplies requested change each month, so watch for the sign up link released 10 days before the drop off in the Knox Wednesday email to find out what is needed later that month. The link will also be posted on the knoxpres.org Events Calendar and sent out in a SignUpGenius email to those who previously signed up.

In addition, let Bruce Burkelman know (email or call 630-209-1421) if you have any questions or would like to be on the driver invite list to help with the drive thru at Knox and then transporting the meals and supplies to Hesed House.

Hesed House Homeless Support for 2021:

  • "Drive Thru, Drop-Off” of meals and supplies:
    4th Saturday of each month, 1/23, 2/27, 3/27, 4/24, 5/22, 6/26, 7/24, 8/28, 9/25, 10/23, 11/27 and 12/25

  • After signing up, the drop-off at Knox is 4:00-4:30 pm (Drivers to arrive at 3:30 pm)

Taco Night recipes for the “Drive Thru, Drop-Off” are here.

Additional opportunities:

  • Donations of travel size toiletries (small bottles) are also appreciated and can be dropped off in the Hesed House mission bin outside the main kitchen at Knox or brought to the “Drive Thru, Drop-Off”. Please place in a Ziploc bag. Items can include shampoo, conditioner, soap, mouth wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, shaving cream, Q-tips, tissue packets, combs, hand lotion and sunscreen.

  • NOTE, at this time, Hesed House is NOT accepting clothing, furniture, or other household items. These donations can be put in the Wayside Cross bins at Knox, delivered to one of the Wayside Cross Thrift Stores, or for larger items, contact Wayside Cross for pick up.  See info Here for Wayside Cross.

  • There is also an ongoing need for other supplies at Hesed House that can be dropped off by individuals at the shelter. Use this link here for the current list of Hesed House In Kind Donations and drop off instructions.

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Mission Highlight

Wycliffe Bible Translators

Highlighting one of our newer Mission partners, Jake and Gina Anderson with Wycliffe Bible Translators: Jake and Gina, along with their 4 kids, live on the edge of the Amazon. Jake is a pilot who regularly flies into remote Amazon villages to transport missionary doctors and Wycliffe Bible translators to provide Bibles in the native tribal languages. Jake and Gina have made a 20-year commitment to this vital work of spreading God’s love.

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