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Safety Guidelines at The Giving Factory

Update on COVID-19:  Please make sure to read our new COVID-19 donation guidelines and other precautionary measures we have implemented.

Here are a few things to expect before your volunteer visit: 

Pre-Register: Volunteers must pre-register. The Giving Factory is no longer operating as a socially distant facility. If you would like a socially distant experience, please let us know upon registration.

Host a Drive: We ask all our volunteer groups to host a product collection prior to their visit. There is no minimum requirement, and we appreciate any and all children’s items you can bring. Please review the items we accept here. 

When you arrive:

  • Volunteers must arrive at The Giving Factory wearing masks and must wear their masks for the duration of the volunteer shift. If you do not have a mask we will provide one to you upon arrival at The Giving Factory. 
  • Your shift will start promptly at your scheduled time and will begin with a brief orientation and wrap-up at your assigned station to keep groups small. In your station, you will be assigned tasks that make sure all of the items we receive are of good quality and ready to be proudly received by a child.

Thank you for helping us respond to the increased need for children’s essentials.

[Chi] General Volunteering Inquiry Form

Cradles to Crayons is committed to diversity and inclusion. If you, or someone in your group has special needs or accommodations, please contact volunteerchicago@cradlestocrayons.org  before filling out this form

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







We use this information to help ensure we are always collecting the right information based on age. We do not share this information with anyone.