We Need Your Help!

During this crisis, we’re operating an additional location at a local YMCA to provide greater protection and social distancing among our guests. We’re now operating four shelters 24/7. We have increased our capacity as well as our need for help.

Our guests have immediate needs for basic items such as underwear, socks, clothing, and hygiene products.

We’ve created an Immediate Needs List on Amazon. If you choose to purchase any of the items on this list, they will be delivered directly to Franciscan Outreach.

Go to our Immediate Needs List page on Amazon.

  • Select items to donate

  • Be sure to add the correct shipping address:
    Franciscan Outreach
    1856 S. Loomis St.
    Chicago, IL 60608
  • At Checkout, add a "Gift Receipt" to provide
    your contact information to receive a tax receipt.

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Here are the most urgent need items for our guests and our shelters:

Men & Women’s Clothing: Sizes – Medium to 5XL

  • Underwear
  • Undershirts
  • Socks
  • Sweatpants
  • Sweatshirts
  • T-Shirts

Men & Women’s Hygiene Items

  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Shaving Cream
  • Razors

Shelter Cleaning Supplies

  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Disinfectant Spray
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Laundry Detergent

Shelter Food & Water

  • Bottled Water
  • Non-Perishable Food
  • Non-Perishable Snacks