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Homewood IL 60430 (708)798-7737

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Online Donation!
When you click the "Make a Donation" button you will be taken to a secure paypal page where you can donate using a credit card or your paypal account.

Resale Shop
The "One More Thing Resale Shop" is a project run by volunteers to benefit South Suburban Family Shelter and The Sanctuary. For more information about the resale shop please visit the Sanctuary web site. To donate clothing, household items, furniture, etc. to the Resale Shop. Please contact:

343 Main St.
Park Forest, IL 60466
(708) 228-5077

Donation Drop-off Hours:
Monday, Thursday and Friday--10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday--10 a.m. to Noon

Wish List
We always need gift cards for gas stations, grocery stores, fast food restaurants, discount department stores. Other items we usually could use include: non-perishable, healthy food, women’s and children’s new sweat suits, packages of socks, cleaning supplies, paper products, school supplies, diapers, formula, winter hats, scarves, gloves (all sizes).

Donate Used Cell Phone top
South Suburban Family Shelter continues to collect used cell phones as a fundraising venture. We have collected over 3,000 cell phones which are shipped to a company in Florida that recycles and refurbishes the phones. We are paid based on number and viability of the phones. Phones which offer the most value are those under 5 years old, with smaller digital handsets, not older analog phones.

Please remind friends, family and business associates about our ongoing collective drive.

Collection boxes are at:

SSFS Admin Office
18139 Harwood Ave
Homewood, IL 60430

Care Cleaners
18215 Dixie Highway
Homewood, IL 60430

18729 Dixie Highway
Homewood, IL 60430

Doyle Designed
2630 Flossmoor Rd.
Flossmoor, IL 60422

"One More Thing" Resale Shop
343 Main St.
Park Forest, IL 60406

Prairie State College
202 South Halsted Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Temple Anshe Sholom
20820 Western Ave. Olympia Fields, IL 60461

If you would like to organize a drive to assist us in our collection, or want further information, contact Vicki at 708-794-2140, ext.303 or

Contribution/Tribute Card top
SSFS offers a Contribution/Tribute card for sale for a minimum contribution of $5 per card. A tribute card is a meaningful way to honor a special occasion or life cycle event. The card features a colorful, original design by artist, Jane Murray Lewis. The message inside the card reads: “A donation has been made to South Suburban Family Shelter” and space to write a personal message. When you see this striking card, you will want to purchase several to keep on hand. Contact Vicki at 708-794-2140, ext.303 for more information, or send a check made payable to SSFS to P.O. Box 937, Homewood, IL see a sample click here.

Clothesline Project
The Clothesline Project is a visual display of t-shirts designed by clients of SSFS. Due to its popularity, we are offering an opportunity to purchase a shirt. The cost is $20 and comes in the following sizes: M-L-XL. Each shirt is attractively packaged and comes with an explanation about the design and the project. If you would like more information about the Clothesline Project or to order a t-shirt, contact Vicki at 708-794-2140, ext.303.

Domestic Violence T-Shirt