Several Pilsen community organizations have partnered with YMCA Rauner to hold a donation drive this weekend after seven arson fires left one person dead and 25 homeless.

Pilsen United, Pilsen Neighborhood, Pilsen Alliance, the Chicago Socialist Party and YMCA Rauner are working with Whittier School to make sure all families receive the donations they need. Whittier is where the children affected by the fires attend school.

Whittier School counselor Allison Manasse has also created a GoFundMe campaign to raise $60,000 for the families. The campaign has raised $4,860 so far.


Donation Drive for the Pilsen Families:

YMCA Rauner 2700 S. Western
Saturday 10 AM – 4:30 PM
Sunday 12PM- 4:30 PM

Donation Wish List
-Toiletries (Shampoo, toothbrushes, deodorant etc.)
-Pantry Foods (beans, pasta, rice. canned goods etc.)
-Gift cards

Beltran Family:
Girl 1= 13 years old / Size small for girls (Youth size) 5 1/2 for shoes
Girl 2=11 years old / Size Large 4 1/2 for shoes
Boy 1 =15 years old 30/30 pants, shirt size small in mens, Shoe size 10 1/2
Male 1=18 years old 32/30 pants, shirt size medium, Shoe size 10
Male 2= 24 years old 36/32 pants, shirt size Large, Shoe size 10 1/2
Father= pants size 36/30, shirt size Medium or Large, Shoe size 10
Mother= Pant size 5/6, blouse Medium and shoe size 7 1/2

Second family: Señora Dora
Boy= 10 years old, shirt size medium in Men, shoe size 7 (Is also size 14 in boys)
Girl= 13 years old, Medium in pants, shirt size medium and show size 8
Woman=21 years old. Pant size 11, shirt size Large and shoes 8 1/2
Mother=Pant size 11, shirt size Large and shoe size 9

Please bring donations in a labeled box or bag.

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