Week of October 19, 2020

Urgent Needs:
Cases of Water
Bags/Tubs of Caffienated Ground Coffee
Variety Packs of Chips
Breakfast Bars (i.e. Nutrigrain, Chewy Granola Bars…)
Fruit Cups
Cups of Applesauce
Disinfectant Wipes
Lysol Spray Disinfectant
Latex Free/Nitrile Gloves – sz. Large

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 6pm. 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.


To see our latest list, click August/September Needs List. Please bring donated items to the 3rd Street entrance to Lazarus House at 214 Walnut Street, St. Charles anytime between 8am and 9pm.

Organizations wishing to facilitate a large collection should contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Tasha, at volunteer@lazarushouse.net or call 630.587.2144

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
  • Chapelstreet’s Shepherd’s Heart Food Pantry:  630.232.7058
  • 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
  • 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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