Contact us: 847-608-9744

How You Can Help

Ways You Can Contribute

For those who live within the homeless condition hope can be found in a good meal; a safe shelter; a steady job which pays a living wage; and a smile to reaffirm the humanity of a person when circumstances seem to have stripped it away.


You can impact and support guests by volunteering to help within the shelter. Daily help is needed to check in guests, distribute pads and blankets; and serve coffee and snacks.

Each year PADS hosts several fundraising events to support its operations. A variety of skills are needed to plan and organize each event, maximizing the fundraising potential.

For more information about how you can help, contact the office at 847-608-9744. You can also download the PADS Volunteer Application today. Once complete please scan and email to our volunteer coordinator Jill Sabarboro, at or send to the PADS office or call 847-608-9744 ext 109.


Goods and services to support the shelter are in high demand. View our current needs list.

Financial contributions are necessary for the shelter’s continued operations. To keep the shelter’s doors open your financial support is vital.

Contributions can be mailed to PADS of Elgin, Inc., 1730 Berkley St, Elgin, IL 60123.


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