Essentially Basic
Hygiene and Household Care Pantry

 is a ministry devoted to meeting the
personal necessities of those in need throughout Vermilion County.

It is a ministry devoted to the free distribution of basic hygiene products and household care products to those who cannot
purchase them regularly.

There are distributions at:

Danville -- 1035 Belton

Georgetown -- Community Center at Richie Manor

Hoopeston -- Multi-Agency

Why a Hygiene and Household Care Pantry?



Cleanliness generates pride in oneself, higher levels of self-esteem, personal comfort, and dignity. Personal cleanliness is crucial to decreasing the spread of germs and preventing illnesses. When people in the community strive to improve hygiene practices, many health problems are decreased and even eliminated. In turn, health costs are reduced. 

Thousands in the county struggle to observe good hygiene practices because they cannot regularly afford the basic, non-food household goods related to personal care and household care. They are not only in economic poverty but are also in “hygiene poverty.”

Just as food pantries are a great need in Vermilion County so is the need for basic personal care and household care products.

The pantry offers personal-care items such as combs/brushes, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes,
toothpaste, feminine products, dish detergent, paper towels, toilet paper, all-purpose cleaner, disinfectant wipes, razors, shaving cream, lip balm, lotion, deodorant and laundry soap.


The pantry is available to anyone in need in Vermilion County.

Until The Dwelling Place has a physical facility from which to operate you may contact us  through this website.

The Dwelling Place seeks and welcomes community  partnerships with churches, civic organizations, and  businesses throughout the county.

Donations of products are greatly appreciated.


The Dwelling Place is a compassion-centered ministry dedicated to giving the homeless and those at risk of homelessness companionship and hope through Christ-like love.


The Dwelling Place of Vermilion County 

P.O. Box 2022

Danville, IL 61834

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