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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.

Thanks to Our Foot Golf 2023 Sponsors, We Can Continue to Help Our Neighbors in Need!

Thanks to event coordinator Jennifer Nutley, Joe "The Hot Dog Guy" Crigler, Scout Troop 6B/12G, the PF Youth Group of First Congregational Church and all other volunteers who contributed. A special shout-out to our main, Platinum event sponsor, Old National Bank, food sponsor LSG Sky Chefs, and all of our wonderful sponsors. 

Heiser Group - Silver Sponsorship

Makuch Garage Door - Bronze Sponsor

Dan & Holly Wilson - Bronze Sponsorship

TD Construction - Pavilion Sponsor

Rev. Dr. William & Ann Grice - Pavilion Sponsor

Bausone Family - 19th Hole

Generations/Oakton Arms - Hole Sponsor

Dorothea Stoll - Hole Sponsor

District 62 Foundation - Hole Sponsor

Capps/Schroeder Family - Hole Sponsor

Haas Family - Hole Sponsor

Ald. Dick Sayad - Hole Sponsor

Jean Weiss Family - Hole Sponsor

First Congregational Church - Hole Sponsor

Maryville Academy - Hole Sponsor

Salima Ali - Hole Sponsor

Beacon Tap - Hole Sponsor

Ald. Sean Oskerka - Hole Sponsor

Scout Troop 6B/12G - Hole Sponsor

Home Beautifications - Hole Sponsor

Trinity Lutheran Church - Hole Sponsor

Anonymous - "Friend of the SHC&P" - Hole Sponsor

Des Plaines Professional Firefighters Assoc. - Hole Sponsor

Giuseppe's - Hole Sponsor

Spouses Selling Houses/Keller Williams - Hole Sponsor

Zadrozny Law - Hole Sponsor

American Legion Post 36 - Hole Sponsor

Des Plaines Park District Board of Commissioners - Hole Sponsor

Des Plaines Youth Baseball - Hole Sponsor

Brow and Lash Spa - Sponsor

National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 2076 - Sponsor

First Quarter Donations 2023

Diamond Level Sponsorship - $1,000 or more

Mike Charewicz

John Mulligan

American Online Giving

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Schwab Charitable Trust


Park Ridge Presbyterian Church

St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church

Platinum Level Sponsorship - $500-$999

Janet Hinkes

Betty Kerkorian

Judith Schirmer

Bank of America Charitable Trust

Consolidated Building Services

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

Johnson & Johnson

Rizzo Young Marketing LLC

Gold Level Sponsorship - $250-$499


Judith Donahue

Sharona Dremann

Barbara Guill

Jeanne Hiller

Jill Kowols

Trudy Lewis

Mary Meskan

Teena Whittenhall

Blackbaud Giving Fund

Church Women United of Des Plaines

Des Plaines Camera Club

Des Plaines Ministerial Assoc.

Network for Good

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.