Care for Real Mission Statement
Our mission is to help our neighbors in the Edgewater community by providing food, clothing and referral services to those in need. We do this through on-site food distribution, deliveries to the homebound, a free clothes closet and a case referral program to help clients connect with other services they may need.

Care for Real is located at:
5339 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL, 60640

SAWPS coordinates along with Sunday School and the Parish the following drives:

  • Thanksgiving Food Drive – collect food during the months of October/November.
  • The Friday before Thanksgiving, we serve a Lenten meal and sort the food.
  • Christmas Food Drive – collect food during the months of November/December.
  • The Friday of Christmas Pageant Rehearsal we sort the food.
  • Back to School Backpacks- collect school supplies and backpacks in July and August for children from Care for Real. Monetary donations are also accepted to help purchase these supplies.

SAWPS supports Care for Real financially by giving a donation to buy food from the Chicago Food Depository to replenish their food pantry throughout the year. At Christmas time, we give $25 gift cards for Christmas gifts.