Here is the information that you need if you are interested in volunteering with B’Chavana for PADS on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

JOURNEYS | The Road Home is a non-profit agency that provides shelter, social services and housing to the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in 37 towns in north/northwest suburban Cook County.  The mission of JOURNEYS is to individually assess and serve its clients, while broadening community awareness and involvement. The agency consists of the PADS Shelter Program, the HOPE Center Supportive Services Program, and the Pathways Housing Readiness Program focusing on intervention and assistance for those in need. ​In 2015-2016, we provided 22,266 clinical services to 947 people ​across the north and northwest suburbs of Cook County.  For more information, here is the link to the Journeys website:

PADS stands for Providing Assistance Dignity and Shelter.  The goal of the PADS Shelter Program is to provide hospitality, food and overnight shelter to the homeless seven days a week (including holidays). The sites are staffed entirely by volunteers who prepare, supervise and clean sleeping accommodations as well as  prepare and serve dinner, breakfast and a sack lunch.

PADS has asked B’Chavana volunteers to provide the following for the dinner shift (6:30 – 8:45) at Kingswood United Methodist Church, 401 W. Dundee Road Buffalo Grove:

  • 8 Dinner Shift Volunteers to serve and clean up after dinner
  • 3 Main Dishes – bring enough to feed 15 hungry men (more details are on the Perfect Potluck website link). Please pre-slice all items if applicable
  • 2 Vegetables – bring enough to feed 15 hungry men
  • 2 Salads – bring enough to feed 15 hungry men
  • 3 Desserts – bring enough to feed 15 hungry men, please preslice all items if applicable
  • 2 Milk/Juice – 1 Milk/Juice portion consists of 2 gallons of 2% milk and 2 gallons of juice

Please drop off food by 6:00 pm on Tuesday (it may be dropped off a day earlier).  All refrigerated food should be placed in the left hand side of the refrigerator in the big kitchen, well-labeled with your name, what the food item is, and heating instructions as needed.  Food that does not need to be refrigerated should be put on the counter to the left of the refrigerator.

There will be a PADS sign in sheet/log on the refrigerator door for all food volunteers to sign.  This information helps with funding requests for their programs.  You may also contact me and bring food to my house and I will deliver the food to Kingswood Church.

Here is the Perfect Potluck link:

Again, thank you for your interest in volunteering.
Robin C