How you can stand with Breakthrough during the COVID-19 crisis

We have made additional adjustments to our volunteer guidelines under the guidance of state and local health officials. We will continue to keep our centers open, but to reduce potential exposure to the vulnerable guests, we are requesting alternative ways for donors and volunteers to support our programs.

Come alongside Breakthrough in the following ways:

Cater a Meal

Help support a local restaurant while ensuring the safety of our guests by catering a meal to our shelters. If you are interested in this opportunity and want information please email manna@breakthrough.org or look for an available date below.

Request a Date

Donate Supplies

Breakthrough programs are in need of new thermometers, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, gloves, masks, and other household products. If you are interested in donating supplies, please drop off or mail to:

Breakthrough FamilyPlex
3219 W. Carroll Ave., Chicago, IL 60624

Emergency Fund

The Emergency Fund has been created to help East Garfield Park residents bridge the gap where losses and disparities have shown up the most, including housing, utilities, medical care, food, and childcare.

Donate with "Emergency Fund" in the memo line

Please check this page regularly for additional volunteer opportunities and contact us if you have any questions about the above opportunities.

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