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Our Vision…
To end homelessness in McHenry County one person at a time.

Our Mission…
To reconnect homeless men, women, and children with the community by providing emergency, transitional, and preventive services and to raise public understanding regarding homelessness in McHenry County.

Benefits of Giving

We guarantee PADS overhead expenses are kept to a minimum through in-kind donations like: graphic design and printing provided by Service Printing (Huntley) and M & M marketing (Crystal Lake), Direct Mail fullfillment by: Mailways in Crystal Lake, ServiceMaster by Pletz (Crystal Lake) all provide on-going in-kind contributions which help reduce PADS expenses. We are very grateful for all the support we receive that means more money goes directly to the programs that are so important in getting our clients re-connected back into the community.

If you have a business or service and would like to help with an in-kind contribution please email or call us.

We do not accept donations of clothing:
We no longer accept clothing donations. All clothing donations can be made to Centegra Outlet Shop on South St. Woodstock or Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Shop in McHenry/Woodstock or to the Clothing Closet in Woodstock. We have an agreement with the thrift shops that enable our clients to get clothing free of charge.

  • Non-perishable food items: Chili, soups, beef stew,cereals etc.
  • Men and Womens Sweatshirts and Sweatpants L-XL
  • Food for meals (Meats) Ground Beef, Chicken
  • 100 Zip up plastic covers for twin beds for use at all locations
  • Coffee, Filters, Cream, Sugar, Splenda, Equal
  • Plasic silverware, styrofoam cups, zip lock bags, foil,paper plates, paper towels
  • Towels
  • Garbage bags, 30 gal and 13 gal
  • Laundry Detergent (powder)
  • Undergarments, new
  • Gloves, hats, mittens, men’s mostly some women, larger sizes
  • Office desk and credenza
  • A volunteer to cut hair once a month in Woodstock
  • A carpenter to donate his time, & maybe materials
  • A mechanic to donate their time for car repair.
  • Gift and Movie Certificates for Clients
  • Razors
  • Cars
  • Hair Brushes
  • Socks men’s mostly some women all larger sizes
  • Wool socks men’s mostly some women larger sizes
  • Office supplies
  • Adult, like new, bicycles
  • Phone cards
  • Fast food certificates
  • Raincoats, men’s and women’s size L or greater
  • Chap stick: Blistex, coco care
  • Non-drowsy cold medications
  • Non-alcoholic cough syrups
  • Dentist or Doctor to volunteer time
  • Dry skin lotion
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Thermal underwear and tops men’s L, XL, XXL
  • Can openers
  • Refridgerator
  • Upright Freezer
  • Carpet Remnants – sizes – (2) 6×10 (1) 5×9 (1) 8×8
  • 7 Chairs
  • Wood Chips for a walking path at the Day Center
  • Memory Stick for client resumes
  • Coffee Tables (2)
  • (4) round lunch tables
  • Digital Camera