Please take donations to select drop-off locations! Due to the constraints of our units, please donate items using bags that have been securely tied shut or in small boxes that have been taped closed. Please do not leave donations outside of the unit.
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Please check out our Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Highlights Report, to see what strides we made last year thanks to your continued support.
Join Us for Un-Gala
We are hosting two opportunities to celebrate keeping children safe and warm this holiday season!
Join us for our Gear Up for Winter 6th Annual Un-Gala on Saturday, November 13 in-person at The Giving Factory for a morning or afternoon shift, or on Sunday, December 5 at home for the online program.
Gear Up for Winter Collection Drive & Volunteer Week
Without basics like boots and a warm winter coat that fits, kids can’t safely go outside to play. They don’t feel valued.
Join us from Monday, October 25 – Saturday, October 30, and donate your children’s gently-used winter clothing items or volunteer your time during our Gear Up for Winter Collection Drive & Volunteer Week. Together we can make sure 54,000 Chicagoland kids have the warm, winter essentials they need to thrive.
We work with over 7,000 families, individuals, community groups and companies to serve over 30,000 children every year in Chicago. Your time is vital to getting children the everyday essentials they need.
On a human level, what we do is bring a little sunshine into the life of a family or child in need. Learn firsthand about the difference we make on a day-to-day basis. From our service partners and volunteers and from the families themselves.
The Difference We're Making
Our whole focus is to make our collaborative process as easy and streamlined as possible. This helps us to empower the children you serve at home, at school and at play by providing the everyday essentials that match their individual needs.
We empower media outlets to help tell the story of our work through the Cradles to Crayons lens and voice. Click the link below for more information.