Sweater Weather Collection Drive

Sweater Weather Collection Drive

Help Cradles to Crayons Gear Up for Winter by donating new and like-new children’s items on Saturday, September 22nd from 11 am to 2 pm (unless otherwise noted)!

We’re collecting new and like-new: 

  • Winter Coats (size newborn to adult medium)
  • Winter Boots (size newborn to adult 10)
  • Hats and Gloves
  • Baby Gear
  • Sneakers (size newborn to adult 10)
  • Clothing (size newborn to youth 18/20 or adult medium)
  • Toys (ages 0-12)
  • Books (ages 0-12)

View our full donation guidelines here

Find Your Closest Sweater Weather Drop-off Location:

Please bring your donations to one of the locations listed below to see the culmination of your community’s efforts. All locations are collecting from 11 am- 2 pm on Saturday, September 22nd unless otherwise noted:

City of Chicago:

Beverly: Annita John MD, PC

  • Collecting from 10am-1pm
  • 10237 South Western Avenue

Bridgeport: Louis L. Valentine Boys and Girls Club

  • 3400 S Emerald Ave

Hyde Park: Hyde Park Neighborhood Club

  • 5480 S Kenwood Ave

Lincoln Park: Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center

  • 2235 N Sheffield Ave

Ravenswood: Sulzer Regional Library

  • 4455 N Lincoln Ave

Near West Side: MB Ice Arena

  • 1801 W Jackson Blvd


Buffalo Grove: Bowlero

  • 350 McHenry Rd

Deerfield: Jewett Park Community Center

  •  836 Jewett Park Drive

Evanston: Robert Crown Community Center

  • 1701 Main Street

La Grange: La Grange Park District Recreation Center

  • 536 East Ave

Naperville: Fry Family YMCA

  •  2120 95th St

Oak Park: Fitness Formula Club

  • 1114 Lake St

Park Ridge: Fitness Formula Club

  • 826 W Touhy Ave

Winnetka: Winnetka Presbyterian Church

  • 1255 Willow Rd