In March 2020, amidst the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, close friends Yeulanda Degala and Rachael Hooker came together to establish the Facebook page "Neighbors Helping Neighbors - Arlington Heights". Serving as a sanctuary during trying times, the group provided solace and aid to countless community members in need, offering a supportive and secure environment.
Driven by a relentless determination to make a difference, Yeulanda established the nonprofit organization, Good Neighbors Network a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2022.
At the heart of Good Neighbors Network lies our unwavering commitment to provide aid to community members who face limited resources. Our approach centers around connecting helpers with those in need and fostering inspiration and empowerment within the community. Through a diverse range of initiatives such as providing school supplies, household goods, scholarships for first-generation students, and maintaining a holiday/birthday gift pantry, we are dedicated to uplifting local families and making a meaningful and positive impact.
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The purpose of Good Neighbors Network is to provide assistance to under-resourced community members. We connect neighbors with helpers! We inspire and empower all community members to participate in initiatives to help with school supplies, household goods, scholarship (1st generation college student), birthday gift pantry, holiday assistance and much more!
Non Perishable Food
Unopened Toys/Gifts -
Birthday Gift Bags / Wrapping paper / Cards
LOVE YOUR NEIGHBORS
Foster Care Kits
Backpacks / School Supplies
1ST GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
COAT / WINTER GEAR DRIVE
NOVEMBER / DECEMBER
HOLIDAY GIFT CARD
SPONSOR A FAMILY
HOW CAN I HELP
Good Neighbors Network is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.
ILLINOIS LEGAL AID
ILAO helps people, who are unable to find or afford attorneys, overcome the barriers that keep them from getting justice.
ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Contact an IDHS Service Provider Agency in your area using the directory to find out if you’re eligible, ask about rental assistance, and get help with applying.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS PARKS DEPARTMENT
The CAP program is perfect for you if your children need supervision before and after school. The Park District, School Districts 21, 25 and 59 and the Village of Arlington Heights PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS TO FAMILIES IN NEED. PLEASE SEE FORM TO APPLY
TOWNSHIP OF PALATINE
Assistance may be available for eligible residents facing financial hardship making it difficult to provide necessities for themselves or their family members.
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