You Can Help!

The costs associated with moving into a new home can add up quickly, particularly for those on a limited budget. By providing guests with a Welcome Home Kit, stocked with essentials like kitchen tools, cleaning supplies, and toiletries, you ensure that our guests start the next chapter of their lives with greater confidence that they have the basic items to get them started.

Donate a Welcome Home Kit!

Consider donating a Welcome Home Kit! It’s a wonderful opportunity for you and your family, friends, church group, and/or co-workers to do something together that can make a real difference in the life of someone who is transitioning from homelessness to housing.

For the safety of everyone during the pandemic, we are only accepting donations of goods through Amazon for contactless delivery.

If you have questions about donating a Welcome Home Kit, please contact: Joan Brazas at or 773.278.6724.

Welcome Home Kit Items

Laundry Baskets: Used to fill and hold the Welcome Home Kits

Kitchen Items:

  • Place settings: plates, bowls, silverware, glasses, cups
  • Pans: frying pans, 4-qt saucepans with lids
  • Bakeware: baking pans, cookie sheets
  • Gadgets: Strainers, cutting and paring knives, long handle spoons, spatulas, tongs, can openers, measuring cups

Cleaning Supplies:

  • Cleaning supplies: sponges, brooms, mops, dish soap, hand soap, all-purpose cleaner, dishcloths, towels, paper towels, buckets, waste baskets

Bathroom Items:

  • Towels: bath towels, hand towels, washcloths
  • Toiletries: shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, toilet paper
  • Bathroom supplies: curtains and rings, toilet brush, toilet plunger, bath mat

Bedroom Items:

  • Twin-size sheet sets and comforters/blankets and pillows
  • There’s an immediate need for a few full-size sheets and comforters/blankets

Fill a Welcome Home Kit Today!

Purchase Items through Amazon for Contactless Delivery!


Franciscan Outreach Amazon List
Immediate Needs & Welcome Home Kits

Fund a Welcome Home Kit!

 The items that fill a Welcome Home Kit
cost about $350

Donate Welcome Home Kit Items through our

- Go to our Welcome Home Kit page on Amazon
- Select items to donate
- At checkout, add our shipping address:
       Franciscan Outreach
       717B W. 18th St
       Chicago, IL 60616
- Under "Gift Options," add "Gift Receipt"
to provide
   your contact information to receive an acknowledgement of your gift.

Don’t Forget to Use Amazon Smile!

- Select Franciscan Outreach as your charity to support
       0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile
       purchases will be donated back to us!