Kids’ Holiday Party


Each December, ChicagoCAC hosts a Kids’ Holiday Party for more than 300 clients, their siblings and caregivers. Families enjoy an afternoon of crafts, games and lunch, and caregivers have the opportunity to “shop” (free of charge) for gifts for their children. 

Host a gift drive

This party is possible through generous support of individuals and organizations who collect thousands of new toys, games and other gifts for children. We provide flyers to help you promote the drive!

For information on hosting a toy drive at your office, school or community organization, contact Ashley Howard: (312) 492-3725 or

Send gifts

We make it easy to send gifts to a family in need! Shop our wish lists to have gifts sent directly to the center:

Please note: Amazon and Target do not share shoppers’ names or contact information with ChicagoCAC. Please complete our in-kind donation form so that we may thank you appropriately!


Our Kids’ Holiday Party is our largest volunteer opportunity of the year; we need more than 100 volunteers to run this event smoothly! Volunteers help sort gifts at the center, set up the party rooms and/or run activities at the party. Please note that, for the safety and privacy of our clients, all volunteers must be over age 18. 

Help cover our costs

This party is free of charge to our clients and their families, but Santa doesn’t cover all of our costs! For just $25, you can help two children attend the party and enjoy a care-free afternoon. Make a monetary donation to our Kids’ Holiday Party now.

For more information, contact Ashley Howard: (312) 492-3725 or