SARET Charitable Fund is reaching out to the residents of the greater Chicago area, especially those living in Will, Kane, and DuPage counties, in our efforts to aid lower income single parents and families impacted by serious injury and health conditions which have shifted their lives into poverty. We are currently helping over a dozen families cover rent, utility payments, and motels for the homeless.

We are asking you to assist us with any size donation, large or small, that you are able to provide.

Donations can be sent to: Saret Charitable Fund, POB 3440, Glen Ellyn, IL 60138

Or made via our website at:

Or through Zelle at: [email protected]

Thank you,

Chana Bernstein/President

Letter of Gratitude


A thank you to Saret doesn't seem to be enough for all the help you have given me and my husband with rent assistance.

I am a care giver for my husband who has an acute case of Multiple Sclerosis. He is not able to do anything on his own, I mean absolutely nothing on his own. Leaving him alone during the day or night is not an option. He is a 59 year old man who laughs, thinks, and feels but in a body that won't work at all.

After losing my job, working to take care of my husband, I have absolutely no money coming in but my husband’s SSD check. This check will not pay our rent let alone any utilities and daily living expenses. Even getting him to his doctors’ appointments is difficult with the lack of money and lack of transportation.

Without rent assistance from Saret, I would not have been able to save up over the last few months to purchase specialized shoes which are essential for me to walk and take care of my husband’s needs.

I am not exaggerating by saying Saret has saved us from homelessness. I really can't express how grateful I am for your generous giving. It’s really puts a tear in my eye knowing there are such kind wonderful people who can help and do so.

Yes, we are one of those people who can't utilize many of the government programs. Believe me when I say we have tried.

If we didn't have Saret’s help, I really don't know how we would get through these rough times.  My tears now are from gratefulness not from despair. Thank you.



Our organization was started in 1985 in Glen Ellyn, IL in response to witnessing a growing number of single mothers without job training or income, minimal state aid programs, and the influx of refugees from war-torn countries. We serve 400-500 families a year.

SARET Charitable Fund in Glen Ellyn provides emergency housing and emergency financial assistance.

Our Barbara Brent disability fund is growing and needs more financial support for rents and utilities, for clients faced with medical crisis such as cancer and injuries.

Providing Assistance To Those In Need

If you or someone you know needs our assistance, please click on the link below, download, print, and fill out the SARET Intake Form. Return it either by mail or email to one of the addresses posted at the bottom of this page.


Reach Out

Work with members in your community and make a difference 

  • Join "Adopt a Family" where your monthly pledge/contribution supports one family in particular, over a designated period required to help a them recuperate from a medical or employment loss crisis.
  • Check our website periodically for events and fundraisers.
  • Order the CD, "Songs from the Heart" for a contribution of $10.00.
  • Adopt a family each holiday season for either Thanksgiving and/or Christmas and help with food or gifts.
  • Donate you old vehicle.
  • Don't ever let apathy take over your life. He who saves a life, saves the whole world.