Operation Jesus: Chicago on Palm Sunday 2017

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City Church Chicago

777 N. Green Street

Chicago, IL

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Operation Jesus: Chicago on Palm Sunday 2017
Real People Serving Others in Need!

It doesn't take a company, an organization or a church to give. Each person individually can join together to serve those in need. Join us on Palm Sunday to love on the homeless in Downtown Chicago on April 9, 2017.

Palm Sunday is recognized around the world as the day of triumph, when Jesus rode into Jerusalem before His death and resurrection. What greater way to experience and demonstrate His love in action by giving what we take for granted everyday to those in need?

Bring your family, your church members, friends and neighbors to this life-changing experience (Children 9+ years and older are welcome to attend with adult supervision). We guarantee it will touch you in a way you never imagined. This event is free but registration will be required. NOTE: All volunteeers must attend a REQUIRED Logistics Call at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4 (Dial-in).


  • ATTEND OUR PRE-PACKAGING PARTY- Volunteers may join us to assemble care packages on at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 1 at City Church Chicago, located at 777 N. Green St. Chicago, IL.

  • DONATE MEN'S CLOTHING OR SLEEPING BAGS - See list of items below.


Donate the following items during our Operation Jesus Clothing and Sleeping Bag Drive:

Gently Used Donation Items Needed:

  • Gently Used Men’s Pants, Size: L (34-36)

  • Gently Used Men’s Pants, Size: XL (38-40)

  • Men’s Shoes, Any size

  • 60 Sleeping Bags or Blankets

New Donation Items Needed:

  • 30 New Male Underwear, Size L (34-36)

  • 30 New Male Underwear, Size XL (38-40)

5 Convenient Drop-Off Locations Available Below:

City Church Chicago

(6-9 p.m. Tuesdays & Wednesdays in the lobby)

777 N. Green St. Chicago, IL 60642

El Dorado Bakery

3285 Ogden Avenue Lisle, IL 60532

First Centennial Mortgage

651 N. Washington Street Naperville, IL 60563

Main Street Hair and Company

4736 Main Street, Suite 1 (Lower Level) Lisle, IL 60532

Prairie Walk Dental in Lisle

4746 Main Street Lisle, IL 60532

Please contact Linda at to coordinate drop-offs in Hanover Park, Forest Park or Oak Park, IL area.

History of Operation Jesus: Chicago

Since 2012, Operation Jesus has grown to include hundreds of volunteers, donors and corporate partnerships to do what Jesus says so clearly in Matthew 25:40 ... when we serve the least of these, we actually do it unto him. This year marks the first time we will host a Spring event. Will you join us?

To learn more about Operation Jesus: Chicago, and to watch our powerful video from #ChristmasDay2016, visit:


What are some items previously found in an Operation Jesus care package?

  • A Pair of Boot Socks
  • Twin-Blade Razor
  • Mini Lotion Bottle
  • Travel Size Shampoo
  • Travel Size Conditioner
  • Bar of Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Deodorant
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Maxi Pads (Female Packages)
  • Pair of Gloves
  • A Winter Hat
  • A Bottle of Water
  • Four Tacos & Tamales
  • Homemade Cookies
  • Encouraging Handwritten Letter tied with a Ribbon
  • Holy Bible

Do we distribute food?

Yes, on Christmas Day 2016, we passed out 200 tacos and tamales. Each operation changes slightly year to year based on resources available and committed partnerships.

How many care packages, coats and blankets are typically distributed?

65 care packages, 50 men's and women's coats, and 25 blankets.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Take the train, the El, a bus, or drive downtown and park. We will have a central rally location where our teams will meet and disperse.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Contact Linda E. Alberty, President and Founder of CULTIVATE EXCELLENCE at or by phone: 815-200-6892 for any additional items.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Linda E. Alberty, President and Founder of CULTIVATE EXCELLENCE at or by phone: 815-200-6892.


El Dorado Bakery, Lisle, IL

Martinez Supermarket,
Bridgeport, IL

First Minds Chicago Daycare,
Chicago, IL

Living Water Community Church,
Bolingbrook, IL


Alford Enterprises, a specialty communication firm,
Wheaton, IL

Eric Wostl Dental Office, Wheaton, IL

Main Street Hair Company,
Lisle, IL

The Village of Lisle
Lisle, IL

College of DuPage,
Glen Ellyn, IL

Entre Nosotras (Between Us Women) Programa, Spanish Radio On-line

FedEx Office Print and Ship Center,
Naperville, IL

Party City Store 197, Wheaton, IL

WBGL 104.7 FM,
Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

Individual donors from Aurora, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, Clarendon Hills, IL, Chicago, IL, Cresthill, IL, Forest Park, IL, LaSalle, IL Lisle, IL, Romeoville, IL, Tonica, IL, and Houston, Texas.

THOSE WHO PURCHASED HOLIDAY TREATS AT OUR "FEED THE HOMELESS EVENT" - 100% of all bakery goods purchased at EL DORADO BAKERY (located at 3285 Ogden Ave in Lisle) on Fri., Dec. 16, 2016 supported #Operation Jesus.

THOSE VOLUNTEERS WHO PARTICIPATED IN OUR PRE-PACKAGING DAY - Over 15 volunteers gathered at Living Water Community Church in Bolingbrook, IL to pack 60+ care packages on Sat. Dec. 17, 2016 in preparation for #Operation Jesus on #ChristmasDay.

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