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With all of the extra time we have on our hands put it to good use. Learn how to plarn and make the crocheted sleep mats. If you do not know how to crochet, but still want to help you can do the first steps and save the plarn for us. We will do the crocheting for you!
What started as helping one young woman we met on the street has now become an amazing life changing experience for us and those we are helping. We are now a 501c3 non profit organization that puts together bags of toiletries and and other essentials as well as makes sleep mats out of plastic grocery bags for the homeless!
Hello! Currently we are in serious need of Nylon Drawstring Back Packs, Antibiotic Ointment and Wash Cloths. When we receive more of these items, we will be able to start making more bags.
How McKenna’s Bags got
In Nov. of 2017 our family met a young lady named Naomi. Naomi was homeless and hungry. We went and picked up a meal for her and a hot chocolate to help warm her up on this snowy Sunday afternoon. When we came back she was gone. McKenna (9 yrs old), began to wonder what could have happened to her. She was very upset thinking about the fact that this girl who probably wasn’t any older than 19 was alone, hungry and didn’t have a home to go to. After a few minutes we found Naomi again and she was so grateful that she started to cry and give each of us hugs. After a short conversation we said a little prayer together, shared another hug and wished her well. The more that we talked about Naomi afterwards the more questions that McKenna had and the more concerned she was for anyone else in a similar situation. We took her to the Dollar store and had her pick items that she thought someone who was homeless would need or want so the next time we met someone we would be prepared.
Since then we have given out over 600 bags.
St. Joe- 8300 County Rd. 30 a port
Buffalo Grove- 5 Red Oak Ct.
Carpentersville- 16 California Ave
Chicago- 6626 N. Oliphant
Des Plaines #1-1390 S. 5th Ave
Des Plaines #2- 460 W. Touhy Lot #542
Des Plaines #3- Plato Academy 733 Lee St.
Elgin- 815 Logan Ave
Henry- 207 A Stoner Dr.
Hoffman Estates- 4025 Victoria Dr.
Portage- 5335 Willow Ave
The bags we make are dependent on the season. So we have a Spring/Summer bag and a Fall/Winter bag.
Spring/Summer bags include:
Antibiotic Ointment, Baby wipes, Band-aids, Bandannas, Bar soap, Combs, Conditioner, Deodorant, Hand Sanitizer, Insect repellent, Lip Balm, Q-tips, Rain poncho, Razors, Shampoo, 2 Pairs Of Socks, Sun Block, Tissue Packets, Toilet Paper, Toothbrush, Toothpaste and Wash Cloths all inside of a nylon drawstring backpack.
Winter/Fall bags include:
Antibiotic Ointment, Baby wipes, Band-aids,
Bar soap, Combs, Conditioner, Deodorant, Gloves, Hand Sanitizer, Hand warmers, Hat, Lip Balm, Q-tips, Rain poncho,
Razors, Scarf, Shampoo, 2 Pairs of Socks, Tissue Packets, Toilet Paper, Toothbrush, Toothpaste and Wash Cloths also inside of a Nylon drawstring backpack.
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