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.
Thank you, Rivers Casino!
Second Quarter Donations 2023
Diamond Level Sponsorship - $1,000 or more
America Online Giving
Chicago Community Foundation
City of Des Plaines
Des Plaines Garden Club
Platinum Level Sponsorship - $500-$999
The Benevity Community Foundation
The South Church
Gold Level Sponsorship - $250-$499
Illinois Assoc. Swedenborg Church
St. Vincent DePaul Society
We are exceedingly grateful to the following companies who provide donations to the Pantry all year long:
Costco - Niles
Jewel-Osco - Lee St. store in Des Plaines and Elmhurst Rd. store in Des Plaines
Panera Bread - Mannheim Rd in Des Plaines
Target - Niles and Rosemont
Topco Associates - Elk Grove Village
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.