Giving Back

Giving Back

Feeding IllinoisGet Involved You can make a difference.


Help feed families in need by volunteering a few hours of your time, making a financial gift, donating food from your pantry, or lending your voice to hunger relief efforts. Please help us fight hunger and feed hope in the bi-stage region.

Hope Food Pantry
9274 Coach Stop Rd
Columbia, IL - 62236
(618) 939-9085
For a list of food pantries near you, visit



Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois

Violence Prevention Center



For more than 34 years the Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois has been dedicated to ending domestic violence and providing support and empowerment to victims and their families. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to provide support, information and resources to those affected by domestic violence. We offer a 24-hour crisis hotline, emergency shelter, individual and group counseling for adults and children, court and police advocacy, information and referrals.

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Humane Society

Your contribution saves lives


Our work is made possible only by the generosity of people like yourself. Helping Strays relies solely on donations to fund all of its rescue, rehabilitation, adoption and community service efforts. We receive no tax dollars or local government financial support and are not affiliated with any other local or national humane society. Your donation to Helping Strays goes toward such basic needs as food, shelter, wellness care, and transportation to adoption events.

With your tax-deductible donations, and the dedicated efforts of our wonderful volunteers, HS is able to continue our mission to help pets and people in many ways.



Random Acts of Kindness


Express Gratitude for everything you have by paying it forward to help your community. For hundreds of ideas on ways you can practice kindness and generosity, visit my Pinterest Board at

Contact Information

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Barbara Markham
RE/MAX Preferred
1668 Windham Way
O'Fallon IL 62269
Fax: 855-682-0048