Day of Compassion


The First Annual Day of Compassion, presented by One Body Collaboratives, will be held on Saturday, October 21 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Trinity Learning Center (TLC), 207 N First Street, in Rockford.

One Body Collaboratives currently partners with many Gap Ministries in the Rockford area which distribute items to those in need.  These include baby items, household items/supplies, school supplies/uniforms, food, clothing and more. We are asking for your help in filling the closets with much needed items. A list of items needed can be found below.  

The event will also feature a live demonstration of software that will be implemented in our community which will provide a web-based platform for all community members to work seamlessly together to help fill existing service and resource gaps in our community, serving and being served together, helping each other to overcome challenges and barriers, to meet our respective personal goals, and to all lead a fulfilled and successful life.

At the event, Compassionate Impacts, a project of Transform Rockford managed by One Body Collaboratives will be launched, uniting and engaging our community to service for all, and service by all.

An Opening Ceremony will take place at 11:30 am. The event will also feature live entertainment and a variety of the areas favorite Food Trucks.

How You Can Help

Volunteer at the Event:
Create a Volunteer Team with your church group, or place of employment; or volunteer on your own! Volunteers are needed the day of the event, as well as the day before and after.

Bring Items: 
Items needs by our Gap Minsitries include: 
Baby Angel List: Baby Wipes, Diapers, Diaper Rash Cream, Baby Wash, Bottles
Hope Closet: Plates (set of four), Glasses (set of four), Small Saucepan, Frying Pan, Silverware
IMAGE: Grocery Gift Cards ($20.00), Fuel Gift Cards ($20.00), Bus Vouchers (Ten rides/$15; Week Unlimited/$16; Single Ride $1.50) 
Just In Time Food Pantry: Cereal, Mac N Cheese, Soup, Rice, Spaghetti Sauce/Spaghetti, Cannet Meat, $20.00 Grocery Voucher 
Paper Angel Closet: Toliet Paper, Paper Towels, Facial Tissue, Deoderant 
Salem Clothing Closet: Socks & Underwear (Childrens/Mens/Womens) New Only; Gentle Used Seasonal Clothing (Childrens/Mens/Womens)
School Supply Closet: #2 Pencils, Crayons, Rulers, Looseleaf Paper (College & Wide Ruled), Folders 

Host a Drive:
Collect items at your church or place of business .

Give Generously:
Sponsor the event, or consider making a donation to the Compassionate Impacts project.

Spread the Word:
Share information about the event with your friends, neighbors and co-workers! Click here to view the event on Facebook

For more information, please email Mary Cacioppi at