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Daybreak seeks help for shelter

3/18/2020, 7:52 p.m.
Thetimesweekly.com The Daybreak Center homeless shelter in Joliet (the largest homeless shelter in Will County), Is extremely low on certain ...
Catholic Charities’ Daybreak Center in Joliet provides services for homeless families in Will County and is a United Way partner. Brock A. Stein

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The Daybreak Center homeless shelter in Joliet (the largest homeless shelter in Will County), Is extremely low on certain items and volunteer services during the pandemic.

“As we navigate through the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) and work to keep our clients, staff, and volunteers healthy and safe, we have several urgent needs,” said Daybreak officials.

Daybreak Center continues to serve individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness during this challenging time. Shepherd’s Table, our soup kitchen that serves lunch to the community, has temporarily switched from serving in the dining room to providing bagged lunches outside to ensure that everyone maintains a safe distance from one another.

Here is an updated list of the items and services most needed at Daybreak Center at this time:

  1. Monetary donations (catholiccharitiesjoliet.org)
  2. Volunteers to prepare and serve meals in the shelter
  3. Clorox wipes
  4. Bleach
  5. Hand sanitizer
  6. Ziploc bags (sandwich, quart, and gallon)
  7. Paper cups (3oz and 5oz)
  8. Thermometers with covers
  9. Garbage
  10. Masks
  11. Gowns
  12. Mobile Food Pantry Volunteers
  13. Dinners for evening shelter guests
  14. Volunteers to do porch pick-ups
  15. Donate Bag Lunch Supplies
  16. Bottled water
  17. Fresh lunch meat
  18. Condiments
  19. Brown paper lunch bags
  20. Bread
  21. Individual serving size foods i.g.
  22. fruit cookies
  23. cookies
  24. snacks

Daybreak Thanks the public for their help! Donations of food and cleaning products can be dropped off anytime at: 611 E. Cass Street in Joliet. Monetary donations can be made at catholiccharitiesjoliet.org or by sending a check to: Catholic Charities, 16555 Weber Road, Crest Hill, IL 60403. Questions? Email Maggie at msnow@cc-doj.