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Posted on: October 2, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Wheaton Gives Back Program Runs Through October

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The Wheaton Community Relations Commission is once again providing opportunities for Wheaton residents to make a difference in the community through its “Wheaton Gives Back” program, which includes a winter gear drive throughout October and a volunteer opportunity to unload food for residents in need on Oct. 27.

Winter Gear Drive — Throughout October

In partnership with the People’s Resource Center (PRC), Downtown Wheaton Association, Wheaton Park District, and other locations, the Commission is collecting new or gently used coats, hats, scarves, gloves, and mittens for the PRC throughout the month of October. 

Collection box locations include (see a map of locations):

  • Downtown Wheaton: 
    • 302 Wheaton
    • Adelle’s
    • Alphagraphics
    • Amante Marketplace
    • Best-Way Rug and Furniture Cleaners
    • Cedarstone Partners
    • DuPage Art League
    • Edge Financial Advisors
    • Edward Jones
    • Egglectic Café
    • Frocks and Frills Vintage
    • Jovie/College Tutors
    • Miroballi Shoes
    • NEXT Yoga
    • Noteable Notes Music Academy
    • Wheaton City Hall
    • Wheaton Public Library
  • Southside locations:
    • Arrowhead (Note: Arrowhead will begin collecting items on Oct. 9).
    • The Perfect Thing
    • Wheaton Community Center (Note: The Wheaton Community Center will begin collecting items on Oct. 3).
  • Other location:
    • Central Athletic Complex

New items will be part of the PRC’s Clothes Closet. Additionally, there will be a special collection on Saturday, Oct. 28 during the Downtown Wheaton Association's Trick-or-Treating event that will include additional collection sites: C'zar Salon and Spa, Pedego Wheaton, and Wyckwood House. 

Stuff-A-Truck Volunteer Opportunity – Oct. 27

The Commission is also looking for volunteers to unload food collected as part of the PRC's Stuff-A-Truck event. Volunteers are needed for two shifts on Oct. 27: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. Note that this volunteer opportunity includes lifting and prolonged standing. A representative from the PRC will contact volunteers. The deadline to sign up is Oct. 13. To volunteer, please complete the online signup form.

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