Goods and In-kind Gifts

ChicagoCAC Goods & InKind Services

In addition to monetary gifts, ChicagoCAC accepts donations of certain items to support families in need and our child-friendly programs. 

Toys and games

Our child life program offers clients and siblings a relaxing environment during their appointments at the center. You can help provide a welcoming, fun experience for clients by donating new or gently used:

  • child-appropriate DVDs
  • Play-Doh and accessories
  • arts and crafts kits or materials 
  • board games
  • sensory toys, such as squishy balls

View our Amazon Wish List to see our most-needed items.

Kids’ clothing

Many of our families face a few tough issues at once, so fresh clothes, diapers and other necessities can go a long way to help caregivers. We collect the following new, unused items to give to families in need: 

  • T-shirts, sizes 2T-16
  • pants/shorts, sizes 2T-16
  • kids’ socks and underwear in all sizes
  • kids’ shoes of all sizes
  • diapers/pull-ups, all sizes
  • baby wipes
  • school uniforms, sizes 4-16

Kids’ Holiday Party

In December, we host a special gift drive for our Kids’ Holiday Party. Learn more.

School supplies

In the summer, we collect new school supplies as part of our Back to School Backpacks Drive. Learn more.

For more information or to schedule a donation dropoff, contact Annie Drehkoff: (312) 492-3701 or