Donate Items

Our outreach teams deliver needed items directly to the hands of those who need them.  Donations can be delivered to:

240 S. Dearborn, Kankakee

Thursdays 5-7:30pm and Saturdays 11am-1pm starting May 6, 2021

Only the items to the listed items are acceptedPlease note that we do NOT accept clothing at this time.

  • Deodorant 
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste                             
  • Feminine Hygiene
  • Shaving Cream & Razors
  • Trial Size Shampoo/Conditioner                               
  •  Lotion/Moisturizer
  • First Aid                                                        
  • Adult size winter hats
  • Gloves (good gloves, please, no thin knit gloves)
  • Scarves                                                          
  • Hand warmers
  • ADULT ONLY underwear
  • Snacks (cracker packs, granola bars, fruit snacks/cups/bars)
  • SHELTER NEEDS: see our Amazon Wish List

We also accept:

  • NEW bras
  • Large, XL, and larger size adult coats (gently used or new)
  • Large, XL, and larger adult hoodies
  • Twin or Full size blankets (no comforters -too bulky or “throws”-too small)
  • Zero degree new sleeping bags

Financially Support Fortitude

2020 Capital Campaign

$ 100 minimum
  • This shelter season we are adding the St. Paul's Lutheran Dearborn site to our rotation of shelter sites for 2 nights each week. While this old school building has the perfect foundation for our shelter needs, there are some renovations needed. These include: Creating a kitchenette, updating bathroom fixtures, reactivating shower plumbing, installing hook ups for washer/dryer, and updating electricity to accommodate our needs. In addition, we need tables, chairs, office furniture, and more for the site.
  • We estimate $15,000 is needed to prepare the space for sheltering. Donors toward this capital campaign will be honored with round wood plaques on our new Donor Wall. Our Donor Wall (above) will be permanently displayed in the entryway of the Dearborn site. The display will move to any other permanent site in the future, ensuring yourself a permanent place in the history of Fortitude!
  • Donation Levels:
  • Level I $2,000
  • Level II $1,500
  • Level III $1,000
  • Level IV $500
  • Level V $100

Support the Shelter and Street Outreach

$ 15 minimum
  • Your sponsorship provides shelter for:
  • $15 One person, one night, $100 One person, one week, $450 One person, one month, or $3,000 One person, for an entire winter
  • $300 One night for everyone
  • Give what you are able OR set up a recurring donation!

Become a Partner!

$ 1,500-10,000
  • Ideal for corporate sponsorships, partner names and/or logos are printed on all materials and website. Offline donation information available.

Checks may be sent to:

Fortitude Community Outreach

1180 N. Convent

Bourbonnais, IL  60914

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