Our Services

Our Services

Our Services

Our Services

Our Services

Our Services

Our Services

Our Services

We service people in need and
help those within our community

Here at Chicago Chesed Fund, we provide a wide range of services to help anyone who has any need. From eviction prevention loans to a wheelchair gemach, Chicago Chesed Fund has all your needs covered.

Financial Assistance

Financial stress puts a heavy burden on many people. Chicago Chesed Fund is here to help alleviate the stress, be it big or small.

Here are a list of Chicago Chesed Fund’s financial assistance programs:

Food Pantry

Chicago Chesed Fund’s 44,000+ square foot warehouse is home to a fully stocked food pantry servicing those in need.

Yom Tov (holiday) season is our busiest of the year, with daily deliveries of dry goods and produce distributed to those who need assistance.

If you or someone you know could either benefit from or donate to this program, please call 847.679.7799 x110.

Shearis HaPlate

“Shearis HaPlate” is a division of the Chicago Chesed Fund which collects kosher food left over from parties and events and distributes it to families, simchos, and organizations that could use it. Shearis Haplate is in contact with a wide array of shuls, caterers and restaurants who alert them whenever extra food becomes available.

If you or someone you know could either benefit from or donate to this program, please call Mordy Spero at 312.515.5335.

Household Items

From food to paper goods and clothing, the Chicago Chesed Fund provides essential items that people in our community would otherwise not be able to afford.

Our 44,000+ square foot warehouse is home to a furniture department, clothing “store,” appliance department and much more. Families who are struggling with basic needs are provided with essentials for daily living, free of charge.

Here is a list of items we provide:

  • Clothing, Shoes and Accessories for the Holidays and Year-Round
  • Toys and Games
  • Books
  • Sports Equipment
  • Linen, Toiletries
  • Appliances
  • Tools
  • Furniture
  • Kitchen and Household Items
  • Baby and Nursing Items

If you or someone you know could either benefit from or donate to this program, please visit SecondTimeAroundChicago.org.


Free Lending Department

Open to the entire Chicago Jewish Community.

Preparing for holiday or a celebration can be overwhelming, especially with all the preparations and hosting! Luckily, Chicago Chesed Fund is here to assist everyone in the community with all their needs. Simply call any of the gemachs listed below to borrow items.

Here is a listing of all our gemachs:

Tables and Chairs 773.539.5991
Props and Centerpieces 773.778.7205 or 847.679.7799 x110
Crinoline 908.910.7771
Gowns 773.539.1069
Bridal Gowns 773.267.7174
Maternity Gowns 773.835.3789
Baby Strollers and Swings 847.679.7799 x110
Medical Supplies 773.761.4624 or 847.679.7799 x110
Wheelchairs 773.761.4624 or 847.679.7799 x110
Tools 847.679.7799 x110

Medical Assistance

Medical expenses can be incredibly costly and overwhelming and it is hard to navigate the medical world without a guiding light. That is why Chicago Chesed Fund instituted a medical assistance program, helping with medical referrals and expenses.

Specifically, our fertility treatment focuses on helping couples achieve the ultimate dream of becoming parents.

Additionally, our Bright Futures program helps those with mental and habilitative health issues get referrals to doctors and programs to help them heal.


Chicago Chesed Fund has embraced the challenge of helping people in every stage of their lives. Simcha making can be incredibly stressful, from the dating to the wedding itself. With our Simcha Link program, as well as others, we try to alleviate as much as the emotional and financial stress as possible.

SimchaLink provides services such as matchmaking, dating advice, and resume building; as well as coverage for airfare, travel  and clothing expenses.

Our services:

Ginat Shoshana

Ginat Shoshana provides newly married couples with many of the necessary household items to begin the next chapter of their lives.

In lieu of bridal shower gifts, friends and family of a bride and groom can donate money to Ginat Shoshana which will provide the couple with a comprehensive starter package of kitchenware and housewares. A starter package includes dishes, silverware, Shabbos china, a variety of small kitchen appliances, and more. The gifts are beautifully presented to the kallah.


Government Programs

It’s hard enough to stay on top of the various government assistance programs and application processes without the added hassle of traveling to multiple offices. Chicago Chesed Fund has further eliminated this stress by enhancing our one-stop-shop for many of the community’s service needs.

Here are a list of government programs that Chicago Chesed Fund offers assistance with:

  • WIC
  • LINK
  • Medicaid
  • PUA (Pandemic Unemployment Assistance)
  • SNAP (food stamps)
  • UBR (water bill)
  • TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
  • Unemployment Benefits
  • People’s Gas Share the Warmth
  • ComEd Residential Hardship
  • Home Weatherization
  • HIPP (Health Insurance Payment Program)
  • DORS (Dept. of Rehabilitation Services)

If you or someone you know could benefit from to this program, please call 847.679.7799 x166 or email ChaniG@ChicagoChesedFund.org.

Bright Futures

Bright Futures was created to provide assistance to parents seeking the proper mental health care for their children, while saving both time and money. The program is comprised of a network of providers from a broad range of health services, including occupational, speech and vision therapy, mental health, psych and neuro evaluations, and much more.

Second Time Around

Too much clutter? We’ll help you out. Much of the essentials that we provide families with are donated by community members like you, and donating is easy. Every week, we make pickups in local neighborhoods and collect drop-offs at our warehouse to distribute to families and individuals who can use them. So help your neighbors out!

Simcha Link

Simcha Link was introduced to help Orthodox Jewish singles meet their bashert. We do more than matchmaking. With experienced shadchanim and dating coaches on-staff, each with a different strength, we are able to address a wide range of dating topics.


Job Link is a vital resource for job seekers and employers, utilizing a global approach to job searching and hiring. Our team works to identify and understand the needs of both employer and job seeker and provide targeted strategy and guidance.

What We Do

Chicago Chesed Fund addresses the full gamut of the community’s needs.


vital community services


yearly pantry visits


items given to those in need

Our 44,000 Square Foot Warehouse

Help us help Chicago.

Office Hours:
Sunday: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 5 pm
Friday: 9 am – 12:30 pm