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