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Sponsorship Program

Our annual Sponsorship Program provides us with the additional resources we need to maintain our level of service and add to our growing demand for services.  We gratefully accept new Sponsors throughout the year. If you or your company would like to become a Sponsor of the Self Help Closet & Pantry of Des Plaines, please contact our Executive Director, Debbie Walusiak at 847-337-1443. 

Sponsorship is established on an annual basis in order to create a recurring source of funds. We understand if you cannot participate every year or to always contribute at the same level. We greatly appreciate any contribution you make whenever you can make it.

Annual Sponsorship Levels

Sponsors receive recognition on our website and in our print newsletter. 

Diamond Level Sponsorship - $1,000 or greater

Platinum Level Sponsorship - $500 to $999

Gold Level Sponsorship - $250 to $499

Mail check donations payable to the Self-Help Closet & Pantry of Des Plaines at 769 Holiday Lane, Des Plaines, IL 60016. If you wish to remain anonymous, please indicate so in writing when making your donation.

Fourth Quarter Donations 2022

Diamond Level Sponsorship - $1,000 or more

Mike Charewicz

Jean Dempsey

Madeleine Doubt

Douglas Fager

The Fastert Family

Mark Galula

Trudy Lewis

Vivian Mortenson

Donald Rosedale


MECCA-DesPlaines Inc.

Security Equipment Supply

Des Plaines Elks

Society of Danube Swabians

Elks Club Grant (CBP)

American Online Giv1

Bank of America Charitable Foundation (CBP)

Platinum Level Sponsorship - $500-$999

Angie Brizzolara

Mike Charewicz (CBP)

Katherine Craddick

Nancy Degman

Dietrich Freigang

Wendy Gruen

Betty Kerkorian (CBP)

Janet Hensley-Olson

Jessica Liebert

Garrett Pittman

Stephen Riportella

Judith Schirmer

Paul Stinchfield

Marcy Vedral

Consolidated Bldg. Services

Cornell Park Cumberland Fundraiser (CBP)

Dr. William Schroeder Foundation

Fluid Equipment Sales

Terrace Elementary School PTO

UOP Soccer Club

Gold Level Sponsorship - $250-$499

C. Bond

Judith Donahue

Barbara Guill

Jeanne Hiller

Janet Hinkes

Patti Interrante

Jill Kowols

Mary Meskan

Jordan Minerva Jr.

Glen Missner

Julie Nykiel

John Pullen

Lisa Richardson

Gail Schuck

Anne Slaymaker

Dr. William Schroeder

Wm. Schroeder (CBP)

Benevity Community Impact Fund

Culver's Mt. Prospect

Culver's Arlington Heights

Culver's Rosemont

Evolution Marketing Group (CBP)

Midwest Association Swedenborg Church

PEO Sisterhood Chapter HL

The South Church

St. Vincent DePaul Society

Year-Round Donations

We are exceedingly grateful to the following companies who provide donations to the Pantry all year long:


If you would like to volunteer at the Pantry, please stop in to complete an application during drop-off hours on Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Volunteers must be 18 years of age and may not be a current client of the pantry. Occasional volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent while volunteering. There may be a waiting period before you can start as we manage the number of people in the building.

If your company or organization is looking for a group activity for a few hours, please contact for details.