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Upcoming Events

Christmas Care Bag Sort Day

Christmas Care Bag Sort Day

Warm a Heart, Lift a Spirit

Warm a Heart, Lift a Spirit

Summer Field Trip

Summer Field Trip

UnBirthday Party

UnBirthday Party

Christmas Dinner Delivery

Christmas Dinner Delivery

Warm a Heart, Lift a Spirit

Warm a Heart, Lift a Spirit



EPIC Night

EPIC Night

Team Compassion

Help Us Fight Cancer


The diagnosis is often scary. The treatment is often devastating. We strive to support those in the fight.


Learn more here:

Mission Stay

We don't have to travel far to help our friends. 


Thank You Note from Terri

Featured Partners

Thank you to our friends who support us. We couldn't do it without you.

Sincere thank you to Randal Blankenship, Worship Arts Director at Calvary Church in Lemont

Team Compassion Support Day

April 20th and 21st at Next Mex

One of the things that Hope and Friendship never canceled or slowed on over the past year was our support of those in the battle with cancer.  

**On Tue. Apr 20th and Wed. April 21st, Next Mex has extended the offer of the generous donation of 15% of all dine-in or pick-up food orders to Hope and Friendship Team Compassion to use to offer help to our local warriors.  

**The "Warrior Wall" will make its debut at this event.  The "Warrior Wall" will hold hearts with names of those who are in the battle, who have survived their battle, or whom we lift in memory as they have finished their battle as warriors we hold dearly in our hearts. 

**We are accepting donations of gift cards (fuel, food, local stores) we will deliver to the more than 10 friends that we are currently rallying support for.  


**Note cards will be available for you to write uplifting/inspiring/encouraging notes that will also be delivered to our friends to provide great comfort for those "really tough" days. Never underestimate the power and strength of a positive word.  


Stop by Next Mex  (319 Front St., Lemont) Apr 20th and 21st when you pick up your take-out order, or dine-in, or just stop by and drop off your notes and/or hang up a "Warrior Wall" heart! 

Please click here for more details.

We had to scratch our yearly collection and give away of bikes last year, but Chief Maton has okayed the use of the Police Dept parking lot for the return of the Bicycle Recycle!!  Drop off will not begin until May but we wanted to let you know so you can hold onto those gently used unneeded bikes so we can re-home them to very grateful recipients!  

Bicycle Recycle Returns!

Collections to Begin in May
Give the Gift of Spring Cleaning
They need what you need

Drop off donations of any and all cleaning products, paper products, or personal care items from Monday April 5th-Wednesday April 21st to the bins located in the Lemont Park District Centennial Building, the CORE, Starbucks, or in the Lemont Police Department entry area. 

The homes we are hoping to help need the same items that yours does: detergent (laundry & dish); spray cleanings and disinfectants; sponges; toilet paper; paper towels; deodorant; shampoo; soaps; feminine products; razors; etc.  

All cleaning products; paper products; and personal care items for men, women, and youth.  

A volunteer link will be shared soon with a few volunteer spots for sorting and delivery opportunities.  We are still adhering to COVID reduced gathering protocol.  

Click here for more details.

Youth Survey
Let us Learn Together

We are creaing a resource of thoughts, lessons, learned, and advice for future young friends from the present.  We have prepared a Google Doc and ask you to share it with all the young people you can.  This is an anonymous format; no names or emails are collected. We will share the publication when it is completed.  We truly feel it will capture what our young people felt as they moved from "normal" to anything but normal over the past year.  Please encourage your child(ren) to participate.  We know school staff, church youth leaders, and we are all looking forward to learning from the introspective offerings from our young friends.  

Please click here to access the survey and share your thoughts.

Hope and Friendship Foundation  
721 Hickory St.

Lemont, IL 60439



a 501c3 Public Charity

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