Good Shepherd’s community outreach during the COVID-19 pandemic focuses on the hungry, the homeless, the elderly, and frontline workers. To help, please contact our Missions Ministry by using the Email Leader button below.
Hesed House. This homeless shelter in Aurora is the second largest in the state of Illinois and a long time mission partner of Good Shepherd. During this time of crisis, helping the vulnerable is among our highest priorities. Hesed House is back at Aurora! Here is the latest. HESED HOUSE UPDATE.
• Zero contact community donations can be made directly to Hesed House, 659 South River St, Aurora, IL 60506.
Finding alternate ways to serve at Hesed House, Good Shepherd provided 170 box lunches, a catered dinner for families, and on-site meal delivery assistance! What a privilege to partner with Hesed House to serve our most vulnerable population during this Pandemic!
Thrivent Action Teams. If you are a Thrivent Member, you are eligible for a $250 gift card to support community involved service projects. Please consider partnering with Good Shepherd to put this money into action with our current community outreach efforts! Together we can make an impact! We will walk you through the easy process step by step.
Loaves & Fishes Community Services. This local food pantry and ministry partner has been serving our community since 1984. Last year they served over 5,700+ families. This impactful organization has completely adjusted its operations to a curbside pick-up model during the Pandemic. For the safety of their staff and the families served, you can donate food by shopping for any amount that works for your budget through a Virtual Food Drive.
Cloth Face Masks. Our sewing team is a perfect example of small ways to make a BIG impact during this Pandemic! Collectively as a team we have made and distributed over 2,000 face masks supplying Senior Care Centers, Food Pantries, Homeless Shelters, First Responders, Hospitals, Inner-city churches, Children Services, and most recently to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and Honduras. Let us know if you want to join our efforts!
First Responders/Frontline Workers. Good Shepherd is providing encouragement, gratitude, and support to our frontline workers as follows:
• Video thank you from Good Shepherd intended to uplift the spirits of any frontline workers. Share the video, and share the love! VIDEO.
• Our team has made and delivered over 100 care bags to frontline workers in our community!
• Help support our efforts through gift card donations, creating cards of encouragement, assembling, and delivering bags. Let us know if you or a family member is a first responder.
DuPage Care Center. Good Shepherd has a long relationship with DuPage Care Center, where we have been serving the Senior Community since 2000. In addition to supplying face masks, our team is also communicating with Residents. Join us in sending cards and emails to offer hope and encouragement during this time when in-person visits are not allowed.