Hesed House

Date Sign Up Link
June 12-13
August 7-8
October 9-10
December 11-12

What does this ministry/group do?

Hesed House's mission is to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, and give people the chance to hope again. The ministry works with the Hesed House Shelter Programs, and Traditional Living Community in Aurora. Holy Spirit is responsible to supply the food, and the volunteers to prepare, and serve one dinner, prepare for evening shelter, and prepare for breakfast one evening every other month.

Who is invited to participate?

Parishioners high school age and older

What volunteer opportunities are there?

Food donations, drivers, and on-site volunteers are needed to:

  • donate food and materials for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • pick-up donations from church and deliver to Hesed House
  • prepare, serve, and cleanup for dinner
  • 2nd shift to prepare for overnight shelter
  • 3rd shift to prepare and serve breakfast
  • assist guests with their lockers and the “store”

Second and Third shift volunteers are greatly needed!!!!

We will be preparing and serving three meals at Hesed House on the dates listed above, from Wednesday evening through Thursday morning.

Food donation and volunteer sign-up is managed through Sign-Up Genius. The link will be posted to the parish website two weeks prior to our service date.

For more information on donating food or volunteering please contact Danielle Plotke at 630-877-7951 (text).

What is the time commitment? When do they meet/serve?

The fourth Wednesday/Thursday every other month for approximately 5 hours.

What skills are required?

None. However, please wear only closed toe shoes when volunteering to protect against burns, injuries, etc.

Is any training required? If so, what does that look like?