Give Food or Goods

Donations of food and other goods are essential to our work at PRC.
For more detailed information on how to give or support the different PRC Program areas, please click on each program area below.

To see a list of our most-needed food and personal care items, click here.

Donated items will be accepted at these times:

Wheaton Donation Hours

Wheaton Donation Hours:

Monday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Tuesday 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am – 3:30pm
Thursday 1:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm

Westmont Donation Hours

Westmont Donation Hours:

Monday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday 8:00am – 8:00pm
Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm

Food

Donations of food and other goods are essential to our work at PRC.
Click here for a list of our most needed food and personal care items at this time.

You can also help provide PRC Food Pantries with most needed items by visiting the following wish list below:

Amazon

Target

Walmart

Plan a food drive or fundraiser for PRC with these kits.

You can support People’s Resource Center by hosting a drive for food and more!  To help you with ideas and materials, PRC has developed a variety of tool kits to provide additional guidance and resources with your planning.

Use these printable materials, many of which can be customized, to advertise your project and encourage participation by others in your congregation, workplace, neighborhood, school or service club.  All the documents are in .pdf format and print on 8 1/2″ by 11″ pieces of paper. Please visit our tool kit page for more information.

Computers

Donations are essential to maintain our refurbished computer inventory. We thoroughly wipe all hard drives on donated computers to ensure data privacy and security. We accept donations by appointment. To schedule an appointment, reach out to Todd Howard at 630.384.1360 or thoward@peoplesrc.org.

Donation receipts are available upon request. Donations that cannot be refurbished or reused will be recycled through a certified R2 recycling partner.

We accept many types of electronics, but laptops are currently our greatest need.

We accept donations of the following electronics:

  • Chromebooks (within Auto Update Expiration preferred; click here to learn where to find your Chromebook’s AUE)
  • Working Windows-compatible laptops (with power cord when possible), desktops, and all-in-ones with the following specifications:
    • Maximum of 5 years old
    • Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processors or AMD equivalent
    • Computers should be fully equipped with memory (at least 4 GB) and hard drive (at least” 100 GB)
  • Computer components that meet the specifications above (HDDs, SSDs, RAM, etc.)
  • Widescreen monitors 17” or larger in working order
  • Mice
  • Keyboards
  • Cords, power adaptors, etc.

Equipment that does not meet these requirements may still be accepted; please contact us directly with any questions.

We do not accept:

  • Printers
  • Macs
  • CRT monitors
  • Cell phones/tablets
  • TVs
Clothes Closet

Effective Monday, April 1, PRC will accept new or gently-used spring/summer clothing donations from the community.

You can also help provide the PRC Clothes Closet with needed items by visiting the following wish lists:

Target

Amazon

Space is limited so please adhere to these guidelines.

Clothing donations must be dropped off at our Westmont office ONLY during the following hours:

  • Monday 8:00am – 4:30pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am – 8:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am – 8:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00am – 8:00pm
  • Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
  • Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm

* Do not leave clothing donations outside of our building.

Clothing donations are limited to no more than 4 bags per drop off.

We are only accepting the following new or gently-used items:

  • Seasonally appropriate clothing accepted for all ages.
    • Casual pants, jeans, shorts, dresses, skirts, long-sleeved shirts, t-shirts, shoes, pajamas, spring jackets, and maternity wear.
  • New socks and new underwear only.

Effective April 1, we are no longer accepting outdoor winter gear.
(i.e. no winter coats, knit hats, gloves, snow pants, boots, or heavy pants or shirts)

We do not accept any household items, appliances, furniture, or any non-clothing items for our clothes closet.

A list of recycling programs can be found at Textile Recycling/Clothing Donation – DuPage County IL, click here.

Please consider donating clothing to one of the following organizations:

Job Assistance

Donations of the following to the Job Assistance Program are all welcome:

  • Portfolios for job-seekers
  • Three-ring binders for orientation sessions (one-inch size)
  • Two pocket folders for job workshops
  • Flash drives
Art

If you would like to give and support the PRC Art Program, please consider donating from the list below:

  • Stretched canvases
  • Acrylic or watercolor paints
  • Paint brushes
  • Watercolor paper
  • Glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Gift cards in any amount for Blick Art or Michael’s Craft Supplies to help with program purchases
Adult Learning and Literacy

PRC is NOT accepting any donations to the ALL Program at this time. Please check back for more information.

Layette Bags

For clients who are about to or already have a baby, PRC provides them with a layette filled with brand new items.  They even come in pink or blue bags!

Layettes are filled with donations from the community and put together by volunteers. The bags include:

  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Blankets
  • Onesies
  • Sleepers
  • Bottles
  • Bibs, etc.

We accept donations at either the Wheaton or Westmont location and are always in need of items.  When you make a donation, mark the items with the word “Layette” so they go to the right place!