Neighbors filled a local church Dec. 15 for the eigth annual UMatter Chicago winter initiative by One Heart One Soul to serve homeless youth and those seeking emergency shelter.
Volunteers gathered at New Life Community Church Logan Square (1847 N. Humboldt Blvd.) and sorting donations, filled Wintrust tote bags with winter items/hygiene products and added encouraging words into each of the 400 bags.
Pastor Daniel Lopez of New Life Community Church has been helping with the organization for eight years, when the winter drive
People brought donations to add to the care bags such as winter hats, gloves, scarves, socks, coats, thermals, toothbrush, toothpaste, baby wipes, socks and more, all organized on long tables in the church. Families brought children to help with the day’s events and free coffee and snacks were
Different organizations who serve the homeless or disadvantaged communities will receive the bags, which will be brought by the One Heart One Soul team. La Casa Norte, Covenant House Chicago, El Rescate and more will receive the bags, which volunteers divided up and tallied how many went to each place on a large
Check out photos from the care bag drive and learn more about donating to the cause here.
Photos: Paulina Fadrowska