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I Grow Chicago Seeking Small Bottles, Food And Soap For Englewood Residents

The organization received bulk hand sanitizer, but are unable to distribute it because all stores have run out of small plastic bottles.

I Grow Chicago, an Englewood-based nonprofit, is seeking the public's help with finding bottles to get hand sanitizer to residents.
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ENGLEWOOD — As coronavirus cases continue to rise, certain communities are experiencing unforeseen challenges as they rally to help their own.

I Grow Chicago, an organization dedicated to helping Englewood residents, said requests for food and soap have been mounting as more community members are contracting the virus, with some admitted for hospitalization.

Now, they face another challenge: a bottle shortage.

The organization received bulk hand sanitizer, but are unable to distribute it because all of the stores (including Amazon) have run out of small plastic bottles.

So, they’re calling on the public for help.

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I Grow Chicago is in desperate need of bottles like the ones pictured above to get hand sanitizer to residents.

If you — or someone you know — has a link to a supplier with a 8 o.z. bottles in stock, I Grow Chicago wants to hear from you.

People can email contact@igrowchicago.org if they have information on a source. If they have the supplies themselves, they can leave them with the front desk staff at 415 East North Water St.

I Grow Chicago is still in need of food and cleaning donations for residents as well, with bars of cleaning supplies, dish soap, bar soap and nonperishables like rice, beans and pasta. Donations can also be dropped off at the North Water Street location.

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