In-kind Donations

For many of the families JCFS Chicago serves, basic tangible needs are out of their financial reach.

Check out our Amazon Wishlist for a list of items needed to enhance our pediatric speech-language and occupational therapy sessions, and to help engage our young clients in fun ways.  We need a higher amount of some items this year due to the pandemic. Thank you for helping us make a difference in children's lives.

Residential Supports is in need of a treadmill, bike, and elliptical trainer that will be used for remote programming and four heat lamps so program staff can socially distance outside with their clients. 

Our Foster Care program is accepting donations of recreational items to keep the children engaged and enriched: glue, glue sticks, glitter, markers, scissors, white paper, crayons, adult coloring books, and kids activity books. 

PLEASE CONTACT HALEY ZIMMERMAN OR CALL 773.467.3746 TO MAKE DROP-OFF ARRANGEMENTS.

We also accept NEW toys, clothing and household items and are most in need of the following:

  • Art supplies – play-doh, watercolor 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. Through in-kind donations, you can help fill these otherwise unmet needs. Our needs change often, so please contact us ahead of time. 

ALL JCFS CHICAGO BUILDINGS ARE CLOSED TO VISITORS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  PLEASE CONTACT HALEY ZIMMERMAN OR CALL 773.467.3746 TO MAKE DROP-OFF ARRANGEMENTS.

In-kind donation drop-offs are accepted at the following locations and times:

Joy Faith Knapp Children’s Center, 3145 W. Pratt, Chicago
10 AM - 6 PM, Monday through Friday

Elaine Kersten Children’s Center, 255 Revere, Ste. 200, Northbrook,
10 AM - 6 PM, Monday through Friday

REMINDER: ALL JCFS CHICAGO BUILDINGS ARE CLOSED TO VISITORS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE CONTACT HALEY ZIMMERMAN OR CALL 773.467.3746 TO MAKE DROP-OFF ARRANGEMENTS.

Donate your car, vehicle, motorcycle, boat or RV.

Call toll-free at 855.700.5237 to speak to a JCFS Chicago Vehicle Donation Representative.

Our Representative will schedule a pickup that is convenient for you and provide you with confirmation of your donation.