In-kind Donations

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

JCFS Chicago is proud to continue the tradition of providing holiday gifts for our young clients at Knapp School & Yeshiva, and those who receive counseling, respite and other essential support services. To accomplish this, we rely on the support of donors like you. 

Sign up to become a JCFS Holiday Gift Drive donor and help make a child's wish become reality.

  • Fill out the online form to sponsor a child this holiday season.
  • We will match you with a child (or children) and provide you with their wish list.
  • Wish lists will be emailed after October 3rd.
  • Shop! You don't have to buy everything on the list, but we ask that you help us meet our goal by spending a minimum of $50 per child.
  • Unwrapped gift(s) must be returned to JCFS Chicago by November 28th.

Email your questions to


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. 


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


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.