Week of August 13, 2018

Urgent Needs: Can You Help?

Enfamil Premium Infant Formula - Gentlease

Coffee stirrers
Kool-Aid packets
Drink mixes that have sugar
Black & heavy duty 33 gallon trash bags

Thanks to the generosity of our neighbors, we are currently well stocked on Kleenex. We have run out of places to store this item! Great problem to have, but please hold off on this type of donation for the near future. Thanks so much!

Urgent needs are available and can be purchased at any of our local merchants or online through our Amazon or Walmart wish lists. Just click the link below.



As a homeless charity, we are always desperately in need of donations and volunteers. Please call 630.587.2144 to learn how you can help us help the homeless.

Daily Food Needs

There are many ways you can help Lazarus House make peoples’ lives better:

We are currently serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to approximately 60 individuals per day. Sack lunches are also provided as needed. Please call our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@lazarushouse.net or call  630-587-2144 if you are interested in
scheduling to help.

  • Dinners: Guests eat at 7:00 pm. Please bring your hot, ready-to-eat dinner to the shelter in a disposable container by 6:45 pm. If you are scheduled to serve, please also arrive by 6:45 pm. The dinnertime meal shift generally lasts until 9:00 pm.
  • Lunches: We suggest sack lunches contain a sandwich, fruit, chips and a drink.They may be dropped off any time during the day and will be passed out the following day. We ask that sandwiches and fruit be brought in separately to be refrigerated.
  • Beverages: If you are bringing milk or orange juice, please call ahead to find out what our need is that day.

Overnight Volunteers

It is absolutely essential we have an overnight volunteer each night. You will be able to sleep through the night, but are available as backup in the rare case of an emergency. The overnight shift runs 9:00 pm to 7:00 am. Please notify staff if you need to come late or leave early.

  • Dress in comfortable clothing
  • All bedding is provided
  • Lights are out at 11:00 pm
  • Breakfast is served at 6:00 am

If you are unable to work your shift and have not been able to locate a substitute, please notify Lazarus House ASAP at 630.587-2144.


Please bring donated items to Lazarus House at 214 Walnut Street, St. Charles on Mondays through Saturdays, 8:00 am – 9:00 pm, and Sundays after 1:00 pm.

Organizations wishing to facilitate a large collection should contact our
Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@lazarushouse.net or call 630.587.2144 for an updated Needs List

General Needs
All-purpose floor cleaner
Paper towels
Toilet paper
Disinfectant wipes
Laundry detergent (preferably liquid)
13 gallon garbage bags
Black and heavy duty 33 gallon trash bags
Fold-up umbrellas
Nitrile/Latex disposable gloves, size large
Gift card (any denomination to Walmart, Meijer, Target, Dollar Tree)

Babies & Children
Baby wipes
Diapers- (size 3)
Children's vitamins

Personal Care Items
Foot Powder spray

Aluminum pans, small (the 1/2 size ones)
Paper plates (dinner size)
Cases of bottled water
Kool-Aid & Crystal Light (sugar free drinks)
Coffee creamer
Coffee filters- 12 cup size with 4 1/2 " base
Salt & pepper
Aluminum Foil (extra wide)
Saran wrap
Dishwashing liquid
Salad Dressing   (Ranch, French, Thousand Island)

For the Bathroom
Lysol spray

For Our Health Needs
Adhesive bandages
allergy medicine
Cold & Cough medicine  (non-drowsy & no alcohol only ) (infants & children)

Summer Needs:
(Only new items please)
T-shirts  Small-Medium-Large-X-Large, 2XL, 3XL
Shorts   Small-Medium-Large-X-Large, 2XL, 3XL
*  Need these items for men, women & children

Items We CANNOT Accept but Others DO

Sadly, due to space constraints there are certain items we cannot accept at Lazarus House. Consider donating these items to these other community organizations:

Non-Perishable Food

  • St. Peter's, Geneva: 630.232.0124
  • Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry:  630.406.0036
  • Elburn Food Pantry: 630.365.6655
  • Salvation Army, St. Charles: 630.377.2769
  • Hosanna! Church Food Pantry: 630. 584.6434


  • Clothes Closet at Redeemer Fellowship, St. Charles: 630.584.8750
  • Salvation Army Store, St. Charles: 630. 584.1722
  • St. Vincent DePaul Déjà vu: 630.232.6621
  • Goodwill, locations in St. Charles, Batavia, South Elgin
  • Batavia Clothes Closet, Batavia: 630.406.0036
  • Beautiful You Resale Shop, Elburn: 630 334.0467

Furniture & Household Items

  • Salvation Army Store, St. Charles: 630.584.1710
  • ReHome Center, Geneva: 630.222.9209
  • Beautiful You Resale Shop, Elburn: 630.334.0467
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214 Walnut Street
St. Charles, IL 60174


Main Number & Emergency Shelter: 630.587.2144
Center for Transitional Living: 630.485.5143
Outreach/Rental Assistance: 630.587.5872

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