General Donations

Sarah’s Circle is a 501(c)(3) organization, making  your contributions tax deductible. Donations can be made securely online through the paypal link below or mailed to: Sarah’s Circle, 4838 N. Sheridan, Chicago, IL 60640. If you would prefer to make a credit card donation over the phone or have further questions, please contact Sarah's Circle at 773.728.1014. 

Housewarming Registry

Help a woman who has been chronically homeless sleep more comfortably!

Sarah's Circle took on an Interim Housing Program in late 2011. The program provides 24-hour shelter and supportive services to 50 women who are currently homeless with the goal of moving them into permanent housing as quickly as possible. Since taking on the program, we have worked to make the program better, including changing the facilities to be more consistent with our service philosophy and best practices. Some of the women currently sleep on cots in a local church basement. Sarah's Circle has renovated our former space at 4750 N. Sheridan to serve as much improved overnight accommodations for these women.  In this new space, the women have beds, slightly more personal space and privacy, better lighting, greater handicap accessibility, and more connection to supportive services. 

 The women sleeping in this shelter have been chronically homeless and have few possessions, so being able to provide them with new sheets, towels, and blankets would be gratifying.

Please take a moment to visit our registry to purchase some of these items. (If needed, search: First Name: Sarah’s, Last Name: Circle at Bed Bath and Beyond’s registry site.) Items have been chosen carefully for durability, size, and value. You will make a huge difference in the life of a woman in need.  

In-kind Donations

Sarah’s Circle accepts in-kind donations of toiletries, books, and art supplies. We are currently in high need of the following items:

• Band aids
• Bladder Pads
• Chapstick
• Denture Cleanser
• Deodorant
• Dryer Sheets
• Fixodent 
• Hand sanitizer
• Kotex pads (regular and heavy)
• Razors 
• Sunscreen
• Tampex (regular and super)
• Toilet paper
• Vaseline (travel size)

We request that you drop off donations Monday - Friday between 9:30am -5 pm, except holidays. Our office is located at 4838 N. Sheridan Road. If you need assistance carrying donations upstairs, please give us a call when you are approaching and we will send someone down to help. If you have any questions, please contact us at (773) 728-1991, ext 303 to inquire about your donation. Thank you!

Donations to Our Fruits & Vegetables Project

Thanks to the efforts of a dedicated volunteer, the women served at Sarah's Circle enjoy fresh produce with their meals. The fruits and vegetables are purchased weekly at a local farmers' market and delivered to our cook.  We are in need of sponsors for this program.  Please consider subscribing or donating to the Fruits and Vegetables Project.


Please visit our volunteer page or internships page to learn more about the many ways you can directly impact the women of Sarah’s Circle.


Sarah’s Circle is a refuge for women who are homeless or in need of a safe space. By providing housing assistance, case management, referral services, and life necessities, we encourage women to empower themselves by rebuilding both emotionally and physically; realizing their unique potential.

Sarah's Circle

4838 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: 773-728-1991