Project HOPE

“PROJECT HOPE” (Humanitarian Outreach and Philanthropic Engagement, formerly known as The Orthodox Store) was created by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago (“Metropolis”) to partner with local parishes to help provide food security and stable housing to those in need. At this time, Ascension will assist in meeting the needs of local homeless and working poor families served by our local Deerfield Township office, as well as veterans and families served by the Midwest Veteran’s Closet. HOPE maintains the anonymity of all beneficiaries and does not share information about its beneficiaries without their prior consent.

 

HOW CAN ASCENSION PARISHIONERS HELP?

Please donate any or all of the following baby-related products:

  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Baby food
  • Swaddling blankets
  • Other infant care products

Additionally, local homeless and working poor families, many of whom have children in remote learning, need:

  • Socks
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels and disposable plates/utensils) 

Project Hope will continue to accept:

  • Non-perishable food 
  • Assembled COVID kits (see below)


All items can be left in the labeled tubs at the east entrance of the church, 1207 Riverwoods Road, Lincolnshire. Collected items will be donated regularly to West Deerfield Township office and Midwest Veterans Closet.

 


KIT CONTENTS:

There are two types of kits to assemble and donate:

CARE KIT

Contents:  A one-gallon Ziploc bag that includes the following:

  • One bottle of water
  • Two snack/granola bars
  • Small pack of crackers sealed
  • Small deodorant
  • Small bar of antibacterial soap
  • Small shampoo
  • Small toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Small pack of tissues
  • Three Band-Aids
  • Moisturizer

COVID KIT

Contents:  A one-gallon Ziploc bag that includes the following:

  • A face mask
  • Two gloves, preferably latex or plastic
  • Small hand sanitizer or antibacterial bar of soap
  • Three Band-Aids
  • Hand moisturizer

 

NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS SUCH AS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:  

  • Meals in a can/box (Chili, Hearty Soup, etc.)
  • Can of corn
  • Can of green beans
  • 2 lbs. of pasta
  • Jar of pasta sauce
  • Jar of spreadable jelly/jam
  • Peanut Butter
  • Bag of uncooked rice
  • Can of beans
  • Box of graham crackers 

  • Jewel Gift Card

 

 


DONATION ITEMS DROP OFF:

  • Please drop off donations Monday - Fridays from 10 am-3 pm in the labeled baskets located in the the foyer leading to Ascension's Fellowship Hall.  Ascension of Our Lord | 1207 Riverwoods Rd. | Lincolnshire, IL 


CAN I MAKE A MONETARY DONATION INSTEAD?

If you cannot participate by dropping off kits and desire to contribute financially, please click HERE and choose the "Project HOPE" fund from the drop-down menu; or, mail a check payable to Ascension of Our Lord, with "Project HOPE Fund” in the memo to:

Ascension of Our Lord
1207 Riverwoods Rd.
Lincolnshire, IL 60069


QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, please click HERE to send an email.

If you or someone you know needs assistance, please contact Fr. Sotiri directly at 847.482.1200; frsotirios@ascensiongoc.com.