The Care Center exists to provide support to the under-resourced in Glen Ellyn and the surrounding towns in an environment of LOVE & DIGNITY.
CARE CENTER COAT DRIVE
Thanks for helping to keep a child warm this winter!!
On October 18, 175 families came to visit the Care Center where they received a warm meal, free groceries and the option to shop for winter coats for their children. Over 400 kids left the building with huge smiles and brand new coats to help keep them warm this winter. It was a great night watching their joy as they shopped for just the right coat and this was all made possible by the generosity of so many of you. Over 100 coats were donated and we raised funds to help us purchase the other 400, a value of over $16,000.
This great night would not have been possible without the many people who came to volunteer their time and talents. Our volunteers helped keep the parking lot safe, decorated crafts in the Kids Corner, assisted guests in selecting coats, served a warm meal and dessert, shopped for groceries, and joined the guests in prayer. Many families were able to experience the care we have for them and to see the love of Jesus on display.
If you were not able to shop or donate before and would like to contribute, we will be leaving the fund open until the end of October.
We extend our gratitude for being instruments of God in such meaningful and invaluable ways.
-The Care Center Leadership Team
With the rising cost of living and the hardship of finding adequate employment, many people are trying to make ends meet and are faced with difficult choices… choices like whether to pay the electrical bill, fill prescriptions or feed their family.
If you find yourself in this situation, please join us at the Care Center. The Care Center exists to provide support to the under-resourced in Glen Ellyn and the surrounding towns in an environment of LOVE & DIGNITY. We offer guests a free meal, groceries and other much-needed resources.
We are open from 5:00 – 7:00pm on the third Wednesday of each month. We serve residents of Addison, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Lisle, Lombard, Villa Park, Warrenville, West Chicago, Wheaton, and Winfield.
Care Center services include:
- Free dinner for the entire family.
- Free groceries including fresh produce.
- Household items including toilet paper, paper towel, and a variety of cleaning products.
- Diapers and wipes.
- Special offerings throughout the year (please see below for details)
- Access to caring individuals available to sit and talk through difficult life situations.
- Connections to local partners available to offer additional supports including counseling, case management, financial assistance, job skills training, food security.
We would like to thank the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry for their invaluable partnership. Visit their website at glenellynfoodpantry.org for information on additional resources available in the community.
“I have been coming to your Caregiving Center for months. I would like to say how pleased and grateful I am to come and spend time at the center. I have regained a new found belief in Christ due to the wonderful people who work together to make this night very enjoyable. Each and every person who works there is a breath of fresh air, they are cordial, pleasant, God fearing individuals who make me feel like I am part of the family. It has been awhile since I have seen so many caring, friendly smiling faces at one time.” (Care Center guest)
TELL YOUR STORY
Throughout the year we will be highlighting different Care Center families so we can get to know one another!
Click the video below to meet the Win Family. They have been coming to the Care Center for five years after coming to the United States in 2015.
If you would like to volunteer your time to help at the Care Center, we would love to welcome you to our Volunteer Team. Families with children (9+) are encouraged to join our team. There are many areas in which you can serve and at various different time commitments. CLICK HERE to fill out our online registration form.
"The Care Center is a great and tangible way to be doing the work of God rather than just talking about it."
"I love the relationships I've been able to build with people over the weeks. I also love being able to serve alongside people who I do real life with and attend church together."
The Care Center depends on the generous support of gifts made to Glen Ellyn Bible Church. At Glen Ellyn Bible Church, we believe that God owns everything; when we give, we are simply giving back a portion of what He has entrusted to us. We also believe He has called us to show (e.g. caring for those with physical needs) and share (i.e. caring for those with spiritual needs) the love of Jesus. One vehicle through which we strive to do this is the Care Center. To financially support this effort online, simply click the link below. Or visit our Giving Page for information on additional ways to give.
Diapers and Wipes
November 15 (5-7pm)
We will continue to have free dinner, groceries, diapers and wipes, and household items. We hope to see you there!
December 20 (5-7pm)
We will continue to have free dinner, groceries, diapers and wipes, and household Items. In addition, we will have a variety of desserts available for guests to enjoy.
Join us at the Care Center to receive a FREE meal, groceries and support. We serve residents of the following cities:
Please bring a current proof of residency or Glen Ellyn Food Pantry ID card to each visit.
The Care Center is open the third Wednesday of each month from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The specific dates for 2023 are:
The Care Center is held at Glen Ellyn Bible Church:
501 Hillside Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137