The members of PJWC understand that life can throw you curve balls when you least expect it and you find yourself in need of resources that can help you get back on your feet.  We are a proud supporter of the charitable organizations in our local communities, some of which are listed below.  In 2022 we were able to raise significant funds through our fundraising events like Clues for a Cause.  Every Fall and Spring we hold two large fundraising events and multiple smaller ones throughout the year.  We believe that paying if forward is the very best way to make a positive impact on the lives of those in need.

Plainfield Micro Pantry

Take what you need and leave what you can at the Plainfield Micro Pantry.  Currently, there is one Micro Pantry location which is stocked with food, toiletries and baby items.  The Micro Pantry is located at 5700 Caton Farm Rd (adjacent to Coldwell Banker)

National Human Trafficking Hotline

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. This crime occurs when a trafficker uses force, fraud or coercion to control another person for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or soliciting labor or services against his/her will. Force, fraud, or coercion need not be present if the individual engaging in commercial sex is under 18 years of age.  To report suspected human trafficking activity: Call 1-888-373-7888 ( TTY: 711) or Text 233733

Guardian Angel Community Services

The Foster Care Program offers services designed to provide a loving nurturing and safe environment for children who have been removed from the custody of their parents due to child abuse or neglect. Groundwork Domestic Violence Program provides a 24 hour hotline, emergency shelter, individual and group counseling (adults & children), legal and medical advocacy, prevention education, and community presentations. 

Joliet Area Community Hospice

At Joliet Area Community Hospice, they are committed to enhancing the quality of life for persons affected by serious illness and grief. They aim to serve all who need compassionate care and expertise through their hospice, palliative care and bereavement services. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters - Will/Grundy County

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. 

Green Harvest Food Pantry

At Green Harvest, they feel that these uncertain times have led us toward aiding low-income families, retirees, and the workers of our community who have recently lost their jobs. They believe that there is a serious problem today when parents must decide between feeding, providing shelter, or buying medicine for their children. 

Rise from the Ashes

Rise From The Ashes Strives to help financially struggling women by assisting them in severing the legal ties that bind her to an abusive relationship. Until the law recognizes the relationship is over, she will never truly be free. 

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