Donating Opportunities

Donations can be dropped off at reception at 126 E. Chestnut St. Please see below for current donation needs.

Please check back often for updates on donation needs.

Current Donation Needs

  • Double paper or plastic bags with handles from grocery stores; also department store bags in medium and large sizes

  • Material for taggies and stuffed animals for Benevolent Guild

    Ribbon, machine-washable, suitable for infants (no wire)
    Regular sewing thread in light colors
    Cotton embroidery floss

  • Nonperishable food items
    (Nothing opened or expired; granola bars, fruit cups, Pop Tarts, etc.)

  • Individually wrapped food items for sack lunches: granola bars, fruit cups, salty snacks, cookies, puddings, pretzels and cheese, nonrefrigerated juice boxes

  • Men’s and women’s sturdy clothes—in season only, please
    (Jackets, pants, sweaters, T-shirts, polos, shorts, jeans, etc.)
  • Travel-size toiletries
    (Especially deodorant)

  • Shoes
    (Men’s and women’s)

  • Socks

  • New underwear
    (Men’s and women’s, including bras in all sizes)

  • Belts

  • Backpacks/book bags/duffle bags/suitcases

  • Linens and blankets
    (No bed pillows)

  • Small household items
    (e.g. coffee maker, microwave)

  • Can openers

  • Magazines and gently used easy-reading books for waiting guests of the Chicago Lights Elam Davies Social Service Center

For more information about donating,
contact Robert Crouch, Director of Volunteer Ministry (312.981.3382).