Memorial Butterfly Release

The butterfly represents the transformation of the spirit of our loved ones transition from this life. We look forward to sharing this special time with the families in our communities.

Watch for details on next year's event.

Cram the Cars

Dates set for February 2023.

HSHS colleagues and community members are invited to "cram" a Home Care car with donated non-perishable food items for local food pantries in our HSHS Home Care Illinois service areas.

For more information, contact Valerie Engelbart, volunteer/bereavement coordinator for HSHS Home Care Illinois, at 217-685-0702 or email

Non-perishable items that food pantries need

  • Boxed meals (Hamburger Helper, Rice-A-Roni)
  • Pancake Mix 
  • Syrup
  • Jelly
  • Canned Fruit
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Cereal
  • Granola
  • Sugar-free Cnned Fruit
  • Low-salt Canned Vegetables
  • Large Boxes of Oatmeal

When donating, please check the expiration date of items and avoid donating expired goods.

Donation Locations

Location Community Drop-Off Site Collection Date Donation Going To

Home Care Office at 900 West Temple, Building A, Suite 101

Dan Hecht Chevrolet-Toyota

Roy Schmidt Honda

Hope 4 Horses Rescue

Month of February

Effingham Catholic Charities

(Hygiene items also being accepted.

Litchfield Home Care car parked outside main entrance

Tuesday, February 21

10 am to 2 pm

HSHS St. Francis Maternity Center

(diapers and baby wipes drive)

Breese Home Care car parked at St. Joseph's Hospital - Breese

Wednesday, February 22

10 am to 2 pm

BCMW Community Services Food Pantry
Greenville Home Care car parked at Holy Family Hospital

Monday, February 20

10 am to 2 pm

Bond County Weekend Backpack Program

(Non perishable, easy to open, ready to eat items

O'Fallon Home Care car parked by the main entrance Hospital canopy

Friday, February 24

10 am to 2 pm

Catholic Urban Program
Shelbyville Home Care car parked outside patient entrance on west side of hospital

Friday, February 17

10 am to 2 pm

First United Methodist Church Food Pantry
Decatur Home Care car parked by colleague entrance/receiving area on north side of hospital

Tuesday, February 28

10 am to 2 pm

Catholic Charities
Springfield Home Care car parked in Children's Hospital Circle Drive

Monday, February 27

10 am to 2 pm

Catholic Charities


Night of Remembrance

Light a candle in honor of loved ones who have passed.

HSHS Home Care Illinois is hosts the annual Night of Remembrance ceremony with a virtual online event