Don’t Just Spring Clean, Spring Green!

Our Spring Greening initiative highlights C2C’s commitment to serving people and the planet

Donate Gently Used Clothing

With 1 in 2 children in Chicago at risk of experiencing clothing insecurity, we need the community’s help to make sure we can provide children with the essentials they need to thrive.

This April, do some spring cleaning and give your clothes a new life! Donate at a drop-off location near you or visit one of our Spring Greening collection drives to help us provide 240,000 packages of critical essentials to kids this year. 



Spring Greening Volunteer Shifts

Volunteer with us at the Giving Factory April-May! Volunteers will sort through our Spring Greening donations for quality – no rips, stains, or tears! We have shifts Tuesdays-Fridays: 10 AM-12 PM and 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM, with up to 50 people per shift.

Shifts are filling up fast! For more information or to sign up to volunteer please email mkuhn@cradlestocrayons.org or rturner@cradlestocrayons.org.




Spring Greening Collection Drives:

April 12th – May 31st

Schaumburg Township District Libraries (collection boxes inside of each library)

Central Library: 130 South Roselle Road Schaumburg, IL 60193

Hanover Park Branch: 1266 Irving Park Road Hanover Park, IL 60133

Hoffman Estates Branch: 1550 Hassell Road Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

April 18th – April 25th 

Sacred Heart Schools: 6250 N Sheridan Rd. Chicago, IL 60660 (pod outside the school)

April 17th – April 22nd

Evanston Ecology Center: 2024 Mccormick Blvd, Evanston, IL 60201 (collection boxes inside of the Ecology Center)

April 22nd | 9 AM – 12 PM

Roscoe Village Neighbors’ Clean and Green Day: 2000 W. Roscoe St. and 2211 W. Roscoe St. (collection boxes outside Commonwealth Tavern and Total Results Training)

April 22nd – April 29th 

Glencoe Central School: 620 Greenwood Ave. Glencoe, IL 60022 (pod outside the school)

Ways To Give

Fund the Cause

Your gift can help C2C lead the way in our sustainable efforts to End Clothing Insecurity. 

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Drop-Off Locations

Donate your new and gently used children’s items at one of our 43 drop-off locations across the city and suburbs!

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Amazon Wish List

Purchase our most needed items and have them sent straight to The Giving Factory 

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Items We Accept

Please ensure that your gently-used donations are high-quality; not ripped, stained, broken, or missing pieces.

Quality = Dignity >