WOMEN UNITED Homeless to Housing Basket Drive

United Way of Metro Chicago’s Women United affinity group is collecting new household items for families across the region and we need your help!

Like many of the challenges facing our neighbors over the past year, the impacts of domestic violence have been amplified because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To help meet the increased needs of those working to heal and rebuild their lives, Women United is supporting our partners at Sarah’s Inn by providing household welcome baskets filled with key items needed when transitioning from homelessness into housing.

Laundry basket / hamper
Dining sets including cups, plates & bowls for 4 or more
Reusable silverware for 4 or more
Dish soap

Antibacterial cleaner (I.e., Lysol)
Detergent and dryer sheets
Hand & bath towels

Help Families in Transition

You can make a difference. Donate a new, complete basket filled with each of the items from the above list to Sarah’s Inn during the below timeframe. Please complete the below donation form to help us track the number of donated baskets Sarah’s Inn will receive.

Sarah’s Inn

1547 Circle Avenue
Forest Park, IL 60130

Friday, June 25: 12 – 5:30pm
Monday, June 28: 12 - 5:30pm
Wednesday, June 30: 12 - 5:30pm

Basket Donation Form

If you are unable to drop off a new basket of items, but would like to support families in transition, you can make a financial gift at the below link. The cost for one complete basket is estimated to be approximately $35.

Make a Gift Today

About Women United

Women United is a dynamic group of women leaders who believe lasting change happens when we bring our unique passions and experiences to the table and work toward a common goal. Women United is moving United Way’s mission forward by building connections, furthering the work of local agencies and supporting women who are experiencing transitions such as those related to employment, school or motherhood.

Interested in learning more? Visit Women United landing page.

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