We just had our Prom Dress Collection and Giveaway! IT WAS OPEN TO ALL STUDENT FROM ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT - on March 12, from 9am-4pm, at the Kane Vax Hub (formerly Sam's Club). It was a great success, with over 200 students shopping and over 500 dresses given away. And another 300 were given to area schools for students in need.
We continue helping families during COVID.
Please like and follow our Facebook page to see current needs.
The greatest needs are donations for rent and utilities and gift cards for food, gas, and clothing. Examples for gift cards include Aldi, Target, Walmart, Goodwill, Plato's Closet, and any gas card.
Make a donation today to support our families!
Checks are payable to: The Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence. Write "CHIP IN Batavia" in memo.
Checks can be dropped off at or mailed to:
Batavia Public School District Office
335 W. Wilson Street
Batavia, IL 60510
In order to best support our families, see below for recommendations:
See the list below or email firstname.lastname@example.org for the most current needs.
Batavia Apartment General Store
Residents of the Batavia Apartments visit the General Store one time per month. They are awarded points based on their apartment/family size and can use those points to trade in for items that are not covered by SNAP. To empower the residents further, if they participate in other programs or volunteer for the Resident Service Coordinator, they can earn extra points for the program.
Items most needed:
Donations may be dropped off at Batavia Apartments. Tax-deduction forms can be provided available upon request.
Contact Lynn Queen with any questions:
Phone: (630) 879-3117
Fax: (630) 879-0665
Below are ideas for how you can volunteer:
As we have no storage, we take furniture on an as-needed basis. You can email CHIP IN Batavia directly for help or contact the below service groups for pick up.
St. Vincent de Paul
Deja Vu Thrift Shop:
427 S. 4th Street
Geneva, IL 60134
Deja Vu Furniture Store:
911 Sullivan Road
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 397-8555 & (630) 841-1070
Schedule online at satruck.org or call (800) 728-7825
ReStore Aurora (Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity)
2302 W. Indian Trail Road
Aurora, IL 60506
ReStore Aurora accepts gently used furniture and appliances. Proceeds from the sale help support Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity. Donations accepted every Tuesday through Saturday 9am-4pm or email to schedule a pick up at: email@example.com