Gear Up for Winter Collection Drive

Sunday, October 25, 2020

As 42% of Illinois renters are at risk of eviction, providing for a growing child’s basic needs will be difficult this season for thousands of families. Without basics like boots and a warm winter coat that fits, kids can’t safely go outside to play. They don’t feel valued. And now more than ever, we need to make sure our most vulnerable children stay safe and healthy.

Our goal is to serve 37,000 children this winter. Join us on Sunday, October 25, 2020, from 10 AM – 1 PM and donate your children’s gently-used winter clothing items to our Gear Up for Winter Collection Drive.

Most Needed Items: 

  • New and Gently-Used Winter Coats (Sizes Newborn to Adult Medium)
  • New and Gently-Used Warm Winter Clothing (Sizes Newborn to Adult Medium)
  • New and Gently-Used Winter Boots (Sizes 5 infant/toddler to Adult 10)
  • New and Gently-Used Hats, Gloves, and Scarves
  • New Hygiene Items

View our full donation guidelines here

Drop-Off Locations:

Bank of America
Bank of America Buffalo Grove/Long Grove
1300 North Arlington Heights Road, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Highwood Public Library
102 Highwood Ave. Highwood, IL 60040

The Giving Factory 

La Grange Park Public Library (a truck will be collecting donations in the parking lot!)
555 N La Grange Rd, La Grange Park, IL 60526