1. Click here to make a $ donation to The Night Ministry, a Chicago-based NFP.
Please select: “Inspired by Vince the Movie” in the primary reason for giving.
The Night Ministry has a unique program that includes a Health Outreach Bus and a Street Medicine Program. Donate in the name of Vince and your contribution will go directly to those specific programs. Click here to learn more about these unique programs.
2. If you can’t give $, you can still help. Click here to learn about In-Kind donations to The Night Ministry during CoVid 19.
Face masks, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, certain types of food or grocery gift certificates are all ways you can give.
3. Be Hospitable: Show Empathy – Say Hi with a smile.
Homelessness is extremely isolating. Just saying “hello” and smiling can encourage a person – even make their day.
4. Give Something Tangible:
Coffee, meal, gift card, carry blessing bags in your car. I have seen folks keep zip-lock bags in their cars full of socks, tooth paste/brushes, sunscreen, water, energy bars, bus tickets. Your gift of kindness gives both something tangible as well as intangible – hope, love and encouragement.
5. “In Kind” Donations to Sarah’s Circle, a Chicago NFP
Sarah’s Circle provides a full continuum of services for women, including housing, life necessities, and supportive services to help them permanently end their homelessness. During CoVid-19, if you have items you’d like to donate, please either mail them or hold onto them until we announce we are able to accept them as usual. We ARE still accepting needed items off our Amazon Wishlist as these are sent directly to our facility. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator with any questions.
6. Steer, Invite, Take:
Connect with your local homeless shelter. Find out who and how they help. Get brochures or cards to give to someone experiencing homelessness. Offer to take them. I know, this is getting into the weeds. It could get messy. Be wise. Use good judgement. But again, never in all my experiences have I regretted steering, inviting or taking someone to a safe place.