In the time since Patch jumped on board to the food and coat drive spearheaded by Joliet musician Marty Mercer, there have been two deliveries to MorningStar Mission. The first was the items collected at Cantigny Post, 826 Horseshoe Drive. On Dec. 10, Mercer moved 16 cases of food and 5 bags of coats and blankets to the Joliet non-profit.
Then, only two days later, Mercer moved an additional 14 cases of food and a bag of jackets and blankets that had been collected at St. Joseph's Academy, 51 W. Jackson.
And the opportunities to give also keep growing. Since we first announced our partnership Dec. 4, Plainfield Public Library, 15025 S. Illinois St., has joined to collect coats only. Then, the owners of TownePlace Suites, 1515 Riverboat Center Dr.; Hampton Inn at 3555 Mall Loop Dr. and Hampton Inn at 1521 Riverboat Center Dr., jumped on board to collect food only.
The collection for food and coats will continue through Dec. 27. Here is a full list of locations where you can make donations.
- Cantigny VFW, 826 Horseshoe Drive
- St. Joseph's Academy, 51 W. Jackson
- Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, 950 Essington Road
- Plainfield Library, 15025 S. Illinois St., Plainfield - coats only
- TownePlace Suites, 1515 Riverboat Center Dr
- Hampton Inn at 3555 Mall Loop Dr.
- Hampton Inn at 1521 Riverboat Center Dr.
You can also take donations straight to MorningStar Mission,
350 E Washington St. Donations are accepted the following times:
- 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday
- 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday
- 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday