GET HELP, HELP OTHERS with Willow Chicago

While the days ahead hold unknowns, we are here to help.



The closings of schools, workplaces, and organizations has drastic implications for many. If you, or someone you know is in need of assistance, we are here to help.

Grocery Shopping Assistance
If you need assistance with grocery shopping or other errands, email Michael Goggins.

Emotional Support
We have pastors ready to listen and pray with you. Simply email us at [email protected] to set up a time to speak with a pastor.

Prayer Support
Do you want someone to partner with you in prayer? Fill out our prayer request form, and our prayer team will lift up your request.



This season is presenting us with new opportunities to bring the hope and compassion of Christ to our neighbors. Here are some ways you can help!


St. James Food Pantry

There are two ways we can serve our partners at the St. James Catholic Church Food Pantry:

    FOOD PANTRY WEEKLY SERVE: St. James is in urgent need of 2 volunteers to load their cargo van, drive to, and deliver groceries to senior residential buildings every Monday from 11:30am to 1:30pm. We are asking for a minimum of a one-month commitment as consistency provides a safer environment for volunteers and guests.  Email Kim Gingerich directly at [email protected] to sign up.
    FOOD PANTRY MONTHLY SERVE: Serve at their monthly produce pantry on June 13th from 8am to 1pm.  We will help unload the produce truck, organize the food, and assist guests loading their bags. Click HERE to sign up. 


Write an Encouraging Note for Senior Residents and Staff at the Warren Barr Nursing Home

Warren Barr is a neighbor of Willow Chicago in the South Loop, and we are collecting kind notes and cards to encourage the residents and staff. Buy a card, make a card from scratch, color a picture, or write a simple note. It can be anything! We encourage families to involve your children. Mail your notes, cards, and letters to Willow Chicago at 1319 S State St. and we will send the notes along with gift baskets to Warren Barr. Please have your notes arrive to the church no later than May 22.


Become a Prison Pen Pal
Offer encouragement and hope to someone incarcerated through consistent correspondence. Email Compassion & Justice Coordinator Kim Gingerich for more info.


Give Blood
It is estimated that 80% of blood drives have been canceled over the next four weeks, and hospitals are struggling to meet needs for blood donations. Visit the Red Cross to learn how you can give blood.



Join the Compassion & Justice Response Team
Volunteer to shop for an individual in our community who may be elderly or compromised, or provide other assistance as needed. Click here to sign up.



Prepare an Emergency Kit for a Child or Family

You will receive all the information you need for a specific child, and a By The Hand rep will pick up the kit from your home and deliver it. Click here to sign up.



Serve at the Greater Chicago Food Depository

Help repack food items for families to pick up. Click here to sign up.



Give Online
Our ministries are able to support our church and community through your tithes and offerings. While it may be tempting to hold tight during times of uncertainty, we ask that you remain faithful in giving. You can set up online giving here.


Prayer is a powerful tool that God has given us to fight fear and confusion. He has given us a spirit of power, peace, wisdom, and courage. We ask that you pray for the following:
- Pray against fear (Romans 15:13)
- Pray for the sick and vulnerable (Jeremiah 17:14)
- Pray for those searching for answers or seeking God (2 Corinthians 4:6)
- Pray for public health officials, governments, and healthcare workers (1 Timothy 2:1–2)