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Agency Wish List and Volunteer Opportunities


Dental floss, lip balm, family size shampoo, family size conditioner, family size body wash, facial tissues, toilet paper, paper towels, garbage bags, food storage bags, aluminum foil, laundry soap/softener, dishwasher soap, bleach, cleaning products, bath towels, wash clothes, alarm clocks, radios, new women's & children's socks, pajamas, shoes and underwear. Kitchen wear-dishes, pots & pans, utensils, small appliances, silverware, mops, brooms, towels,curtains, shower curtains, iron and ironing board. Gasoline gift cards and grocery store gift cards.

Alternatives for the Older Adult

Laptop computer with software, volunteers for money management program, ombudsman program, volunteers to help explain benefits programs, volunteers for LaSalle County Advisory group, meeting space for Bridges outreach days.

Center for Youth and Family Services

We are always in need of loving homes for children if you are interested in being a foster parent or interested in adopting a foster child call 815-223-4007. Diapers and wipes. TV and DVD player, Bean Bag Chairs.

Child Advocacy Center--Dani-Brandon Center for Children

Cleaning products(Lysol, disinfecting wipes, Plug-ins, candles), paper towels/toilet paper, juice boxes, individually wrapped snacks for kids, new/gently used toys for waiting area, gas cards, rock salt for winter, volunteers for snow removal

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois

Free meeting space, child-friendly snacks, gifts items for our volunteers and printing/copying at free or reduced rate..

Horizon House of Illinois Valley

Three-wheel bike, tandem bike, DVD’s, patio sets, lawn chairs, rolling laundry cart, living room lamps, new light-color bath towels and/or washcloths, new oven mitts/hot pads, new dishcloths and/or dishtowels, paper towels, new plastic dishwasher-safe juice glasses and water glasses, Ziplocs bags (any size),laundry soap, dish soap, hand and bar soap, small plastic/Rubbermaid lunch containers (sandwich and/or fruit or salad cup sizes), plastic wrap, new toiletries, simple adult craft kits and games for women and/or men, deck of cards or simple card games (Uno, Old Maid, etc), yarn, construction paper, washable markers and paints and colored pencils.

Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living (IVCIL)

Vacuum cleaner, snow blower, paper plates, cups, plastic eating utensils, straws, napkins for meetings, phone cards (free minutes), gift certificates (gasoline, movies, fast food, etc), postage stamps, white copy paper, prizes for fundraisers, beverages, snacks, food items for meetings, portable ramps for wheelchairs, wheelchairs in good condition, handicapped accessible van, volunteers for data entry, volunteers for janitorial services and building/grounds maintenance, volunteer drivers for people who cannot drive and volunteers to assist at fundraisers.

Illinois Valley Food Pantry

Carpet and floor cleaning, vacuum cleaner, gifts cards for volunteers, paper sacks, small boxes and non-food items (shampoos, toilet paper, toothpaste, etc).

Illinois Valley YMCA

Food and health-related items, art and craft supplies, decorations, games for children, electronic (non-violent) games, learning tools, cleaning supplies, chairs, tables, televisions, energy-efficient bulbs, office supplies, freezer, cooler and sports equipment for campsites.

In-Home Care VNA

Pulse Oximeter, office supplies and infant scale.

LaSalle County CASA

Volunteers first and foremost! IT support, flip charts, gift cards to Staples and gas cards.

Lighted Way Association

Handyman/women, children’s books and DVD’s, ping pong table, DVD players, camcorder, cleaning supplies: paper towels etc., and larger building (donated, of course)

Mendota Area Senior Services

Color laser printer, brochure rack and floor easel.

Prairie State Legal Service

Part-time volunteers to coordinate our Volunteer Lawyer Project.

Red Cross of Illinois Valley

Volunteer drivers for Mobile Meals, gas cards, a vehicle,  and a GPS system.

Youth Service Bureau

Computer/laptop, snow blower, vacuum cleaner, cleaning supplies, kid’s educational games, arts and crafts supplies, books and bookshelves, toddler books, filing cabinet and art canvas with frames.

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