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.

To ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers and clients we will only be collecting e-gift cards this year.

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 slips will be available starting October 11th)
  • You may choose where to purchase an e-gift card based on the items requested.

We prefer e-gift cards from stores that accommodate online purchases like Target or Amazon. Please do not purchase your e-gift cards from a third-party vendor. (i.e. Shop With Scrip).

Email your e-gift card to WinterProjects@JCFS.org by November 19th.

If you have any questions, contact Marisa Smith at 773.467.3913.

 

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. 

PLEASE CONTACT Shannon Corona OR CALL 773.467.3883 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

PLEASE CONTACT Shannon Corona OR CALL 773.467.3883 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.