WE ARE WORKING ON WAYS FOR PEOPLE TO HELP DURING THE CORONA VIRUS/SCHOOL CLOSING. PLEASE CHECK OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND WILL POST HERE AS WELL. BATAVIA UNITED WAY HAS A BREAKFAST DRIVE AND SENIOR BAG DRIVE GOING ON- DROP OFF AT CITY HALL. THE BATAVIA INTERFAITH FOOD PANTRY IS TAKING DONATIONS T-F, 8AM-12NOON AND IN NEED OF CAKE MIXES/BROWNIE/DESSERT MIXES, AND CANNED MEATS/PROTEIN AND DONATIONS TO RESTOCK SHELVES. ONLY NON PERISHABLE ITEMS. WE ARE CONCENTRATING ON GIFT CARDS FOR FOOD, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS AND EMERGENCY RENT/NEEDS. WE GRATEFULLY APPRECIATE ANY DOANTIONS TO HELP FAMILIES. THANK YOU AND STAY WELL.
St. Vincent de Paul -
work phone: 630-397-8555
cell phone: 630-841-1070
Salvation Army -
Schedule online at satruck.org or call 1-800-728-7825
Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity -
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Ideas for CHIP IN Volunteering
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We post current needs, especially for gently used donations of clothes, sports items, and furniture. We often need help picking up furniture and delivering if you have a truck or manpower!
During the cold months, donate snowpants, gloves, hats, scarves, boots and coats to any school, or the Clothes Closet. Families in Batavia and Batavia Township shop for free. Drop off is T, W, F 8:30-12. 100 Flinn St. next to water treatment plant.
Donate Halloween costumes to any elementary school during Sept- Oct.
Donate school supplies and personal care items (all schools have personal care items available to students). All students in need get school supplies/backpacks and we can replenish during the year as needed.
*Help organize and work prom drive which will be 1 day at the Batavia Public Library in March (organize at Library; work/set up event at library; promote). Donate prom dresses and short dresses too (homecoming, special events).
*Donate musical instruments
*Donate gift cards to local taxi services for families for emergency needs or for after school transporation. We also purchase Pace Dial A Ride passes to give to students and families to get to doctor appointments, work and other appointments or shopping.
*We always accept monetary donations. Checks need to payable to: The Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence...mark "CHIP IN Batavia" in the memo line. CHIP IN keeps all funds and are applied to the areas of need. Checks can be dropped off at the Batavia School District office, 335 W. Wilson St., Batavia IL 60510. 630-937-8800.
*Pick up food from Pantry monthly to deliver to families in need who are without a car
*Food collection drive for Friday Backpacks; work with Fox Valley Christian church who makes backpacks every week- work with any groups who want to collect food
*Make bags for Birthday in a Bag program (flyer with info on facebook and website and at admin center) or donate any items for the bags.
*Report on any rentals you see in town - send us an email!
*Start a gift card collection (a few churches did this and collected over 70, $10 gift cards). Most needed year-round: ALDI, gas, Target, Kohls, WalMart, Plato's Closet and Walgreens.
*THIS PROJECT IS ON HOLD UNTIL WE FIND A NEW SPACE TO STORE BIKES! PLEASE HOLD ON TO GOOD, WORKING BIKES PLEASE AND WILL POST UPDATE ASAP! Drop off gently used bicycles, and locks to be given away after they are cleaned and fitted- Bikes For Batavia program with Batavia Bicycle Commission. We can only take new helmets.
*Donate calculators, backpacks
*Donate Valentine’s Cards in January at any elementary school for kids who cannot buy them for their classmates
*There is often a big lost and found at each school around Christmas and end of school year with nice items-Looking for volunteers to pick up the items in December and May and wash them and give them to the Clothes Closet.
*Check facebook and website year-round and in October for ideas to help for the holidays
Batavia Apartment General Store
Residents of the Batavia Apartments visit the General Store one time per month to fill out a request list. 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 food stamps. 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.
You can drop off at Batavia Apartments and get a donation form. Other drop off points: Batavia United Methodist Church, Immanuel Lutheran Church and Congregational Church of Batavia. Hours for drop off at Congregational Church are 9-1 and 2-4:30; drop off at door #1 (south side of church).
Body Wash for men and women
Diapers - All sizes
Toilet bowl cleaner
Any questions, please contact Veronica Horton
Resident Service Coordinator
WE ARE WORKING ON WAYS FOR PEOPLE TO HELP DURING THE VIRUS. PLEASE CHECK OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND WILL POST HERE AS WELL.
THE BATAVIA INTERFAITH FOOD PANTRY IS TAKING DONATIONS T-F, 8AM-12NOON AND IN NEED OF:
Produce from gardens
Ready to eat soup
Spaghetti sauce jars
PB and crackers
Individual fruit cups
CHIP IN IS
CONCENTRATING ON HELPING WITH FOOD/HOUSEHOLD NEEDS, AND EMERGENCY RENT.