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Fourth Quarter Donations 2020

Diamond Level Sponsorship - $1,000 or more

BPO Elks Des Plaines
CBOT Network for Good
First Midwest Bank
St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church
The South Church
Trinity Lutheran Church

Jose Acuna
Patricia Bloom
Angie Brizzolara
The Fastest Family
Wendy Gruen
Paul Heiden
Graham Hills

Vivian Mortenson
Arlette Quinn
Donald Rosedale
Craig Zajac
Anonymous (2)

Platinum Level Sponsorship - $500-$999

21st Star Chapter of DAR
The Benevity Comm.
Bishop Plumbing
Fluid Equipment
Women's Circle of Friends
Kimberly Adane
Debra Benge
C. Bond
Diane Catalano
Kathleen Cronin
Judith Donahue
Madeleine Doubek

Kelly Fitzgerald
Charles Ferguson
Dietrich Freigang
Jen & Nancy Hensley-Olson
Janet Hinkes
Patti Intereante
Nancy Kirsh
Dayle Kolak
Debra Lester
Trudy Lewis
Jessica Liebert

Marsha Lucia
Josh Mills
David Nisius
Michael Randazzo
Stephen Riportella
F.H. Savoie, MD
Patricia Smith
Cincy Surowiak
Lauren Weldon
Robert White
Michael Willett

Gold Level Sponsorship - $250-$499

All Points Public Relations
Bethesda Worship Church
Fluid Equipment
Miner Street Tavern
Park Ridge Presbyterian Church
Sionios Law Office

Raymond Borgic
David Dusenbury
James Grady
Barbara Guill
Scott Hermes
Jill Kowals
Mary Meskan
Nancy Monroe
David Moran
Julie Nykiel

Joan Nekoliczaj
Lisa Richardson
Mark Schiltz
Rosemary Slivka
Jennifer Stutheit
Kurt Taylor
Jean Weiss
Michael Yadgar
Ellen Yearwood

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.

Year-Round Donations

We are exceedingly grateful to the following donors who partner with the Pantry all year long:

  • Jewel-Osco - Lee St. and Elmhurst Rd. locations in Des Plaines

  • Panera Bread - So. Mannheim Rd in Des Plaines

  • Costco - Niles


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. Due to COVID-19, we are limiting the number of volunteers in the building.