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Every pair of socks is a hug and every bottle of water is a smile.

~ Tony Hilker ~

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Osborne Family Chiropractic
734 Cambridge Blvd Suite 100
O'Fallon, Il 62269
(618) 622-9780

We currently have a large need for bottled water, 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: Vienna sausages, tuna fish, chicken, ravioli, spaghetti-o's, pork & beans, soups, chili & stew. Pop-top or pull back lids preferred.

 Meals: Oatmeal, cereal, ramen noodles, and boxed meals that only need warmed up.

 Drinks:  Bottled water, tea, coffee, nutritional drinks, kool-aid, tea, powdered-milk & juices.

 Fresh Fruit:  Bananas, oranges, etc. 

*Please let us know in advance if you'll be dropping off fresh food.

Gateway Center
1 Gateway Drive
Collinsville, Il 62234
(618) 345-8998

Homeless Camp's Pets

Wet & dry food, treats, litter, dewormer, toys, flea & tick collars & vet visit sponsorships.

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   Basic Essentials 

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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Donations can be sent to:

Making A Difference
P.O. Box 101
Collinsville, Illinois 62234

Marilyn's Wine Time
539 Troy Plaza
Troy, Il 62294
(618) 505-7555

Cindy's Critter Camp 

2330 S. Center St.
Marvyille, Il 62062

(618) 344-4096


Tools, nails & screws, propane gas tanks, citronella candles, solar-powered lights, extension cords, tarps, rope, coolers, and bungee cords.

Donation Locations

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Collinsville Quick Cash
1710 Vandalia St.
Collinsville, Il 62234
(618) 344-3636

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6540 N. Illinois Suite 103
Fairview Heights, IL 62208

(618) 624-5893

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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 charitable organization which means your donations are tax deductible.  Tax receiptss 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 6 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 monetary donation 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!


 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, any over the counter health products.