We love to repurpose and will accept many used items that we need to help our kids (ages pre-school through high school). If you want to make an in-kind donation, here are some of the things we need most:
- Children’s and Young Adult books (no violent themes)
- New or gently used toys for Summer
- Flip Flops or Sandals (size youth 11 - Adult sizes: Mens up to size 13, Womens up to size 11)
- Any type of sports balls
- New Waterbottles
- Hand Sanitizer
- Candy/Snacks/Small Treats in Bulk
The following is a list of things we cannot accept:
- used pajamas
- used socks
- used undergarments
- used stuffed animals
- tvs/vcrs/computers monitors
- anything that needs to be dry cleaned
- food in glass jars
Drop off hours Monday-Thursday from 9:30-1:00 at 9981 W. 190th St. Suite i Mokena, Il 60448. Drive around back and ring the doorbell to Suite i.
Of course, we love new things for our children too! If you have a corporate connection or anything in bulk, please give us a call and we will let you know if we can use it. Don't hesitate if it's not something usual, we will find a use for your donation!
Questions? Call (815) 806-1700
Gifts in-kind may be eligible for tax deductions. You will receive a tax deduction form to complete at the time of your donation.
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