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Winter Needs

Fall is in full swing and winter is right around the corner. As the temperatures continue to fall we are seeking donations of some specific winter needs for our homeless guests. We also have a number of meal openings in December. Dates and details can be found below.

Special Winter Needs

  • Cough Drops
  • Foot Powder
  • Hand and Foot Warmers
  • XL – 3XL Winter Coats
  • Warm Winter Boots; Men’s sizes 9 to 11 are needed most

If you plan to drop off donation items in person, we ask that you please coordinate in advance with Brooke. She can be reached by phone or email; 815-964-4105 ext. 203 cpengagement@carpentersplace.org. Donations by mail are always welcome and accepted at any time.


December Open Meal Dates

We would love your help providing meals for our guests this December. For breakfast we serve between 40-60 guests, and for lunch we serve around 60 guests. Meal services are at 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., respectively.

Here are the open dates, and here is link to some frequently asked questions. We welcome your help and are happy to answer any questions you may have. Thank you!

BREAKFAST

Mon. Dec. 6
Wed. Dec. 8
Mon. Dec.13
Wed. Dec. 15
Tue. Dec. 21
Tues. Dec. 28
Wed. Dec. 29

LUNCH

Thu. Dec. 2
Thu. Dec. 9
Tue. Dec. 14
Wed. Dec. 15
Tue. Dec. 21

Mon. Dec. 27
Thu. Dec. 30


ONLINE

Amazon is a popular and effective way for us to receive in-kind donations. If you shop on Amazon, we have a couple tips for the next time you buy.

USE: smile.amazon.com
Adding ‘smile’ brings you to AmazonSmile. It is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. We hope you’ll choose Carpenter’s Place during the set-up process. The best part is, you can use your existing Amazon account. Super seamless!

CHOOSE: gift option at check-out
Choosing ‘gift option’ at check-out let’s us know who sent the package. Using this option to ship directly to Carpenter’s Place allows us to know who to thank for the generous donation!

SHIP TO: Carpenter’s Place
Attn: Donations
1149 Railroad Ave.
Rockford, IL 61104

IN PERSON

Due to Covid-19, we need to be more mindful of our in-person visitors. If you plan to drop off donation items in person, we ask that you please coordinate in advance with Brooke. She can be reached by phone or email; 815-964-4105 ext. 203 cpengagement@carpentersplace.org.

Donation items may be dropped off at Carpenter’s Place:
Monday – Thursday: 8:30am to 4:00pm
Friday: 8:30am to 2:00pm

Thank you for supporting our mission provide the tools necessary to rebuild the lives of homeless women, men and families in Rockford.

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