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MLK Day Donation Drop-Off Locations: 

On Monday, January 17, 2022, the following 38 locations are collecting new and gently used donations for Cradles to Crayons. 

Acorn Library

15624 Central Ave, Oak Forest, IL 60452

Alcott Center

530 Bernard Dr, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Alternatives, Inc.

4730 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60640

Aw Yeah Comics

7925 Lincoln Ave, Skokie, IL 60077

Bank of America

1301 E. Ogden Ave., Naperville, IL 60563 

Bank of America

1300 North Arlington Heights Rd., Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Buffalo Grove Park Community Arts Center

225 McHenry Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Children’s Lighthouse of North Center Chicago

2600 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60618

Cloud and Bunny

1600 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

Creative Scholars Preschool

1735 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

East Bank Storage

429 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60654

Edgewater Playhouse

1048 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60660

Evanston Art Center

1717 Central St, Evanston, IL 60201

Flying High Sports & Rec Center

5400 East Ave, Countryside, IL 60525

Fry Family YMCA

2120 W, 2120 95th St, Naperville, IL 60564

Highwood Public Library

102 Highwood Ave., Highwood, IL 60040

Indian Boundary YMCA

711 59th St, Downers Grove, IL 60516

Jewett Park Community Center 

836 Jewett Park Drive, Deerfield, IL 60015

Kangaroo Kids

4161 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Lake View YMCA

3333 N Marshfield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

Little Beans Café

430 Asbury Ave, Evanston, IL 60202

Mathnasium Ravenswood

1754 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

McGuane Park

2901 S Poplar Ave, Chicago, IL 60608

Moonwalker Café

4101 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60641

North Shore Congregation Israel

1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe, IL 60022

Patagonia (Lincoln Park)

1800 N. Clyburn, Chicago, IL 60614

Patagonia (The Magnificent Mile)

48 E. Walton St, Chicago, IL 60611

Quilter’s Trunk

10352 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60643

Soul 2 Sole Dance Inc.

799 Central Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035

South Side YMCA

6330 S. Stony Island Ave., Chicago, IL 60637


4806 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640

The Art Center Highland Park

1957 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035

The Giving Factory

4141 W. George St. Chicago, IL 60641

Timeless Toys 

4749 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Tiny Tots Incorporated

2603-2611 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

Ultimate Ninjas Chicago

2915 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Universal Wellness Source

1902 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

Windy City Fieldhouse

2367 W Logan Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647



“Everyone Can Be Great Because Everyone Can Serve.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 17, 2022—Celebrate MLK Day of Service with Cradles to Crayons in one of three ways!

1.) Donate new or gently-used items at one of our drop-off locations from 10-1 p.m. 

  • View our full donation guidelines here. Our most needed items are: 
  • Winter Coats
  • Winter Boots
  • Warm Clothing 
  • PJs

2.) Volunteer

  • Shifts have been filled for MLK Day on January 17, 2022. For future shifts, sign up here.

3.) Donate new items by shopping our Amazon Wish List 


Tag us on social and show us how you’re celebrating MLK Day! #serviceisourlegacy
Questions? Email communitychicago@cradlestocrayons.org