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Giving Factory @ Home

Stay safe while helping children in need

Now more than ever, the COVID-19 crisis continues to highlight the need for our services in providing essential items for families in homeless and low-income situations. For those who are more comfortable volunteering at home, but still want to help us meet the critical needs of the families we serve, we have created a new opportunity to bring our volunteer experience to you remotely: Giving Factory @ Home!

Through Giving Factory @ Home, Cradles to Crayons offers activities for you and your family to continue supporting our mission in the comfort of your own home. This program provides activities that replicate volunteer stations we would normally facilitate in the warehouse.

Volunteers can now pick up packages of gently used items from The Giving Factory in Chicago (4141 West George Street) and return the sorted and quality checked items to our warehouse one week later. Please note our additional safety guidelines here.

To participate in this remote opportunity, please fill out the form below and our staff will help provide all the items, supplies, and instructions necessary for you to get started.

When you volunteer with us in-person or remotely, you join thousands of other service-oriented individuals who have already made a significant impact in our community. We thank you for your commitment, and hope you stay involved!


Sign Up Here! 

Fill out the form below to schedule a volunteer shift at home!

Select if you are coming with your family, by yourself, or with a group. This helps us make sure that the right person handles your request.

Can’t pick up from The Giving Factory? Try our Giving Recipes!


Critically-Needed Items:

Winter Coats and Warm Clothing sizes newborn to adult medium

Winter Boots sizes infant/toddler 5 to adult 10

Winter Hats, Gloves, Scarves

Pajamas size 2T to adult medium

*For a list of alternative places to donate items that we do not accept, please click here.