Every pair of socks is a hug and every bottle of water is a smile.
~ Tony Hilker ~
Checks can be sent to:
Making A Difference
P.O. Box 101
Collinsville, Illinois 62234
Marilyn's Wine Time
539 Troy Plaza
Troy, Il 62294
1405 E. Highway 50
O'Fallon, Il 62269
2330 S. Center St.
Marvyille, Il 62062
Tools, nails & screws, kerosene, propane gas, citronella candles, solar-powered lights, extention cords, tarp, rope, super glue & bungee cords.
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Collinsville Quick Cash
1710 Vandalia St.
Collinsville, Il 62234
Coffee With Christ
6 Wade Square
Belleville, IL 62221
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Osborne Family Chiropractic
734 Cambridge Blvd Suite 100
O'Fallon, Il 62269
We currently have a large need for water, t-shirts, socks & underwear!
Pre-packaged snacks: Crackers, potato chips, nuts, beef jerky, fruit cups, applesauce, pudding, jello, granola & snack bars, graham crackers, cookies, snack cakes, pop-tarts, protein bars, raisins & dried fruit.
Canned goods: Vegetables, fruits, Spam, ham, tuna fish, chicken, ravioli, spaghetti-o's, pork & beans, soups, chili & stew. Pop-top or pull back lids preferred.
Meals: Oatmeal, cereal, ramen noodles, rice, instant potatoes and boxed meals.
Drinks: Water, tea, coffee, nutritional drinks, kool-aid, tea, powdered-milk & juices.
Fresh Food: Apples, bananas, pears, onions, potatoes & sweet potatoes.
*Please let us know in advance if you'll be dropping off fresh food.
1 Gateway Drive
Collinsville, Il 62234
We have two Serving Shuttles that are used to serve the Metro East & St. Louis communities a few times per week. Donations for gas, gas cards, maintenance and repairs plus $200 monthly insurance payments & yearly license fees would be deeply appreciated. And, your donation is tax-deductible!
We're always accepting donations and greatly appreciate the blessings that people provide! Making A Difference is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which means your donations are tax deductible and tax forms are available upon request. Our group is composed entirely of volunteers and 100% of your donations go to our homeless friends.
We have provided a comprehensive list of items that are needed to help our local community, whether they're living on the streets, in cars, at shelters or in homeless camps. Unfortunately, we cannot use all the things people want to donate, like furniture & household goods, unless we request them. If you have items from our list of needs that you'd like to donate, you can drop them off at one of our 7 local donation locations listed below during business hours or contact us to make arrangements to pick them up. We accept PayPal, or you can send a check to our address below. Or, if you prefer shopping from the comfort of your home or office, we have an Amazon Wish List. Thank you for making a difference in someone's life!! It's a blessing to bless others!
Homeless Camp's Cats
Wet & dry food, treats, litter, dewormer, toys, flea & tick collars & vet visit sponsorships.
Year round: Socks & underwear, bras, t-shirts, jeans, baseball caps, shoes & men's work boots.
Spring & summer: T-shirts, tank tops, shorts, cotton pants, sandals & flip-flops.
Fall & winter: Coats, hoodies, sweaters, sweatshirts & sweatpants, long-sleeved t-shirts & shirts, thermal shirts & underwear, flannel shirts & jackets, jeans, boots, hats, scarves & gloves.
Toothpaste & toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo & conditioner, brushes & combs, men's hair trimmers, lip balm, soap & body wash, hand sanitizer, baby wipes, lotion, disposable razors & shaving cream, pads, tampons, panty liners, feminine wipes, nail clippers, nail files, bug bite ointment, pain cream, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, Depends and diabetic accessories.
Studio Eleven Salon
Maryville, IL 62062
Sheets & blankets, pillows, towels & washcloths, paper plates, paper towels, napkins, tissues, foil & saran wrap, baggies, plastic containers, tents, sleeping bags, coolers, backpacks, duffel bags, ponchos, umbrellas, flashlights, candles, lanterns, batteries of all sizes, kids activity books & bug spray.
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