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Toys, donations needed for Respond Now Holiday Giveaway

December 02, 2018 - 22:17
During this season of giving, Respond Now is seeking unwrapped new toys for boys and girls from newborn to age 14 for its Holiday Giveaway event on Dec. 12 and 13. 
The agency is in need of games, books, craft items, sports equipment and gift cards in $20 amounts. While clothes and food are not needed specifically for this drive, Respond Now always accepts food donations for general use and to give their clients a boost for the holiday. 

Helping hands from two organizations serve ministry and the homeless

November 10, 2018 - 22:37

One helping hand agency recently got assistance from another at the Korean United Methodist Church, 19320 Kedzie Ave. in Homewood. The church’s Overflow Ministry has been helping people through Respond Now in Chicago Heights, the seasonal PADS program for homeless men, a women’s shelter, Catholic Charities and a host of other organizations. Recently, the ministry found it needed some help itself. Operation Nehemiah volunteers came to the rescue.

Runners, walkers and neighbors invited to Respond Now's 5K on Sept. 22

September 10, 2018 - 11:10

Spaces are still available for Respond Now's annual 5K Walk/Run for Hunger on Sept. 22 at Bicentennial Park in Olympia Fields.
Sue Perkins of Flossmoor, a longtime board member at the social service agency, called the annual event an easy and fun way for community members, advocates and supporters old and new to help combat poverty in their neighborhoods.

5K race is fundraiser for Respond Now, PADS and other agencies

September 12, 2016 - 11:43

With cold weather on the horizon, many people will be searching for ways to help their neighbors in need put food on the table, buy a warm coat for their child or pay the rent to be sure they have a warm place to sleep. A charitable 5K race Sept.24 through Olympia Fields will provide an opportunity to raise funds that benefit Respond Now and three other area agencies, including South Suburban PADS.


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