List of Local Non-Profits Needing Help Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Local non-profits are asking for help while the coronavirus impacts their donations and services


As Chicagoans hunker down at home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, local non-profits are asking for help as they provide resources to people in need.

Here are some organizations that are asking for support:

American Red Cross of Chicago and Northern Illinois, 2200 W Harrison St, Chicago

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago

Chicago Cares, 2 N. Riverside Plaza Suite 1800, Chicago

Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund, United Way of Metro Chicago

Cradles to Crayons, 4141 W. George St.

Erie Neighborhood House - 1701 W. Superior Street, Chicago

Facing Forward to End Homelessness, 642 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago

  • Needs: Hand soap, Bleach, Hand sanitizer, Disinfectant sprays and wipes, Toilet Paper
  • You may ship supplies to our headquarters at the following address:
    Facing Forward to End Homelessness
    642 N Kedzie Ave
    Chicago, IL 60612
  • Additionally, any contributions can be made at

Gilda’s Club Chicago, 537 N. Wells Street

Illinois Broadcasters Fighting Against Hunger

INCA Relief, 1793 Bloomingdale Rd,STE # 4, Glendale Heights

La Casa Norte, 3533 W. North Avenue, Chicago

Lakeview Food Pantry, 3945 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago

  • Need: Food
  • Contact: COO Bill Thomas by calling (224) 622-8448
  • Lakeview Pantry has the capacity to arrange pick up the food and quickly redistribute it to help address the increased need that many children, teens, adults and seniors are facing. 

My Block My Hood My City - 47 W. Polk St. Suite 100, Chicago

Northern Illinois Food Bank, 273 Dearborn Court, Geneva

  • Need: Food and volunteers
  • Contact: Communications Manager Elizabeth Gartman by calling (630) 443-6910 extension 142. Or email
  • Financial donations are also accepted. Donate today at www.SolveHungerToday.og/COVIDSupport.

Salvation Army Metropolitan Chicago, Various locations

Trinity Resurrection United Church, 9046 S. Mackinaw Ave.

WeWomen Empowered - 436 E. 79th St. Chicago

  • Providing meals to seniors in the Chatham area of Chicago
  • Needs: Monetary donations
  • Contact: Mother Josephine Wade, (773) 487-2900

Women's Business Development Center, 8 S. Michigan Ave.

  • Providing business and financial assistance to small business owners
  • Need:  Donations to provide additional resources to support small business owners with financial decisions to sustain their businesses.
  • Contact: President and CEO Emilia DiMenco by calling (312) 853-3477 extension 220 or email

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