Donations needed:

  • Non-Perishable Food Items
  • Paper Products (Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Kleenex, etc.)
  • Kitchen utensils, including pots/pans, silverware, dishes
  • Bath linens — towel sets, shower curtains, rugs, bowl brushes
  • Bed linens – sheets, blankets, pillows
  • New t-shirts, underwear, and socks in mens and womens adult sizes
  • Gift cards (Wal-Mart, Sav-A-Lot, Shop ‘n’ Save, K Mart, etc.)
  • Bus Passes

Please remember that all donations are tax deductible.

Donations can be dropped off at the agency Monday – Friday from 9-2. Clothing and household goods should be in good repair and clean.  Large items or large quantities of donations can be picked up by calling 217-544-5040 to make arrangements.

Fifth Street Renaissance/SARA Center serves individuals and families in crisis on a daily basis.  It is only with the aid of a benevolent community that we are able to successfully serve so many people in need of assistance: