Volunteers & Gifts In-Kind

If you or a group of people from your congregation are interested in volunteering your time in support of LSSI, please contact Joy Medrano at 847.635.4653.

Many of the children, families, and individuals we serve are in need of life's basic necessities. Throughout the year, LSSI receives assistance from generous friends to provide both everyday items and special gifts for the people served by our programs. Storage space and resources are limited, making it difficult to handle unsolicited donated items. However, gift cards take up little space and allow us the most flexibility when fulfilling the needs of our clients and the staff that support them.

Gift cards can be used for:

  • Rewarding a child who has met a goal
  • Helping a foster family prepare to receive a child into their home
  • Purchasing items for projects and activities at meetings, group sessions, and family therapy
  • Providing a gas card to a family so they can get to necessary appointments
  • Birthday, Christmas and other gifts to children throughout the year
  • Supplies to start a new school year
  • A meal for an individual getting back on their feet
  • Providing clothing and other necessities to a child when first being placed in foster care
  • Staff efforts to support families, individuals, and seniors when needed

We are in need of gift cards from stores such as Walmart, Target, Walgreens, CVS, Subway, McDonalds, Dunkin' Donuts, as well as local chain grocery stores and area gas stations in $5, $10, and $20 denominations. For more information, contact Joy.Medrano@LSSI.org at 847.635.4653.

At this time we can not accept unsolicited items.