For many of the families Jewish Child & Family Services serves, basic tangible needs are out of their financial reach.
Holiday Gift Drive (through November 29, 2017)
As the neighborhood festivals wind down, outdoor patios close, and beach-goers head inside, we begin to store away our summer clothes and prepare for the colder months. Winter time is filled with hot chocolate, snowflakes, and the holidays—a time for giving.
This winter, join Jewish Child & Family Services (JCFS) for our annual Holiday Gift Drive. Each year, JCFS provides gifts for over 500 needy children receiving agency services such as counseling, foster care, respite, and other essential support services. To accomplish this, we rely on the support of donors like you. As a Holiday Gift Drive donor, we will match you with a child (or children) in need, and will provide you with that child’s wish list, which you may reference as you shop. With your help, children in need will see their wishes become reality this holiday season. Learn more!
Back to School Supply Drive 2017
472 children and teens will start the school year off with a new backpack and school supplies thanks to the generosity of our donors!
We also want to thank the 34 volunteers who spent 3 days stuffing backpacks.
Whether you donated or volunteered, you helped make the upcoming school year a success for 472 kids in need! Thank you!
Sign up if you are interested in volunteering to help fill and/or distribute backpacks to other JCFS offices for the 2018 Back to School Drive.
Year round needs.
We also accept NEW toys, clothing and household items and are most in need of the following:
- Art supplies - play doh, water color paint and paper, construction paper and markers
- Dolls with a variety of ethnicities
- Science themed/educational games
We regret that we are unable to accept donations of furniture, computers, used clothing and used toys. The exception to this is certain times when we accept donations of furniture or computers for refugee resettlement. Please contact HIAS Chicago directly at 312.357.4666.
In-kind donation drop-offs are accepted at the following locations and times:
Central Office, 216 W. Jackson, Ste. 700, Chicago
10 AM - 4 PM, Tuesdays - Thursdays
10 AM - 3 PM, Fridays
Joy Faith Knapp Children’s Center, 3145 W. Pratt, Chicago
8 AM - 5 PM, Mondays - Thursdays
8 AM - 4:30 PM, Fridays
Elaine Kersten Children’s Center, 255 Revere, Ste. 200, Northbrook,
8 AM - 8 PM, Mondays & Tuesdays
8 AM - 5:30 PM, Wednesdays
8 AM - 8:30 PM, Thursdays
8 AM - 4:30 PM, Fridays
Donate Your vehicle, motorcycle, boat or RV
Our Representative will schedule a pickup that is convenient for you, and provide you with confirmation of your donation.