Joliet Cares, a 501c3 non-profit corp., is a group of volunteers who have a passion for service and gather together once a year to provide a range of free services to guests who are struggling in our tough economic times.

Services include medical screenings by Silver Cross Hospital, kidsí dental screenings by Smile Illinois, chiropractic screenings by Restoration Chiropractic (Kevin Hutter, DC), food pantry provided by Northern Illinois Food Bank, holistic health information from Illinois Naturopathy & Holistic Nutrition (Kim Schiffer, ND), haircuts, family portraits, massage therapy, a clothes closet, kidsí activities, kidsí book give-away, fresh fruits and vegetables, lunch and prayer.

2,726 guests have been served since the first Joliet Cares on May 9, 2009. The sixth annual Joliet Cares will be on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:00a - 2:00p at the Ridgewood Baptist Church, 1968 Hillcrest Road in Joliet, Illinois.