Your help is greatly appreciated.

Holiday Gift Drive:

JCFS is proud to continue the tradition of providing holiday gifts for the children 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 $50 per child.
  • Unwrapped gift(s) must be returned to JCFS by November 28th.

Email your questions to

Donations Accepted Throughout the Year:

We 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
  • Gift cards: Target, Amazon, Walmart, Starbucks, etc. with the dollar amount clearly noted on the card.

We regret that we are unable to accept donations of furniture, computers, used clothing and used toys. Our needs change often, so please contact us ahead of time. 


Donate your Car, Vehicle, Motorcycle, Boat or RV.

Call toll-free at 855.700.5237 to speak to a JCFS Chicago Vehicle Donation Representative. We’ll schedule a pickup that is convenient for you and provide you with confirmation of your donation.