Covid-19 Resources

Des Plaines | Cook County | Illinois

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How Can We Help

Our Community during COVID-19

Support Des Plaines, IL

1. Food Pantries

Des Plaines Food Pantry
600 E. Algonquin Rd.,
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Website: https://sites.google.com/view/closet-pantry-of-des-plaines

2. Donate to Schools

District 62 Foundation Elementary & Middle Schools: http://www.d62foundation.com/

District 207 Foundation (Maine East, Maines West, Maine South High Schools): https://www.maine207foundation.org/donate.html

District 207 COVID-19 Food Drive Donation to Support Families and Staff in Need:
https://maine207.revtrak.net/donations/

3. Support Local Churches

Find & support Des Plaines churches: https://www.givecentral.org/location

St Mary Church Des Plaines
794 Pearson St.
Des Plaines, IL, 60016

https://www.givecentral.org/location/77

St Zachary Church
567 W. Algonquin Road
Des Plaines, IL, 60016-5799

https://www.givecentral.org/location/119

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
1170 N River Rd
Des Plaines, IL, 60016

https://www.givecentral.org/location/280

St Paul Chong Ha Sang Catholic Mission
675 Dursey Lane
Des Plaines, IL, 60016

https://www.givecentral.org/location/118

4. Smile.Amazon.com 

Support Des Plaines non-profits while you shop at Amazon.com. Search for charities in Des Plaines (few examples below): 

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/homepage?q=des+plaines+il&orig=%2F&ie=UTF-8

AmazonSmile DP

To change your charity

Support Cook County, IL

1. Food Pantries

Maine Township Food Pantry
1700 Ballard Rd., Park Ridge
https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-replenish-the-maine-township-food-pantry

Greater Chicago Food Depository: https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/

GreaterChicagoFoodDepository

Catholic Charities Food Pantry
1717 Rand Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60016
https://www.catholiccharities.net/DonateNow/GeneralDonations.aspx

2. Support Local Businesses

Support Local Businesses on GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/small-business-relief-fundraisers

Help America

1. Feed the Hungry

COVID-19 Response Fundfeeds the hungry across America

FeedingAmerica

Chefs For America Covid-19 Response provides meals to communities in need: https://wck.org/chefsforamerica

Chefs4America

Help The World

1. Help Entrepreneurs Around the World

Lend a hand to provide relief to entrepreneurs and small businesses impacted by COVID—19Global Response

Kiva Covid 19

Resources

Assistance for those in need

Cook county, IL

1. Food Pantry Locations

Des Plaines Food Pantry
600 E. Algonquin Rd.,
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Check website in change of operations during COVID-19
Website: https://sites.google.com/view/closet-pantry-of-des-plaines

Catholic Charity Food Pantry
1717 Rand Rd.,
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Phone: (847) 376-2100
Tue/Thu: 10-12 & 1-3
Wed: 10-12 & 1-6
Website: https://www.catholiccharities.net/GetHelp/OurServices/EmergencyAssistance.aspx

Maine Township Food Pantry
1700 Ballard Rd.,
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Mon-Fri: 10-3
Website: https://mainetown.com/departments/food-pantry/

Greater Chicago Food Depository
Find locations: https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/find-food/

2. General Assistance

Illinois ABE Benefits
Assistance to buy food, healthcare, cash assistance, medicare savings
Website: https://abe.illinois.gov/abe/access/#program-options

State of Illinois Housing Assistance

1. Rent Assistance due to Covid-19

Cook County Rental Assistance
Rental assistance for cook county renters affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. There is an income limit based on family size.

Website: https://myportal-thehacc.securecafe.com/onlineleasing/cook-county-live/guestlogin.aspx?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Chicago Rental Assistance
Rental assistance for Chicago renters affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dates: check if they reopened their application process

Website: https://chicago.cap-portal.com/

Illinois State Rental Assistance
Rental assistance for Illinois state renters affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tenants can receive a one-time grant of $5,000 paid directly to their landlord to cover missed rent payments beginning March 2020 – December 2020, or until the $5,000 is exhausted, whichever comes first.

Dates: Aug 10-Aug 21, 2020

Website: https://era.ihda.org/

2. Emergency Mortgage Assistance due to COVID-19

Illinois State Mortgage Assistance
Emergency mortgage assistance for Illinois state homeowners affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Homeowners can receive a one-time grant of $15,000 paid directly to their mortgage lender to cover missed payments.

Dates: check if the application process has been reopened

Website: https://ema.ihda.org/

Covid-19 Posters for Use

1. Posters & Media for Businesses

Many posters, videos, podcasts for business use. 

Website: https://dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus/media-publications

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