In-Kind Donations

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Sarah's Circle appreciates in-kind donations of toiletries, clothing, and personal care items. Donations of these items are critical to what we can offer women on a daily basis. Please see a current list of needed items below.

If you or a group you're involved with would like to organize a donation drive on our behalf, please check in with us ahead of time at (773) 728-1014, ext 314, so that we can effectively coordinate the donations being collected. 

We are currently in need of the following items:

(Last updated on 5/16/18)

Travel-Size Toiletry Items – All toiletry items must be unopened

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Face and/or Body Lotion
  • Sunscreen
  • Disposable Razors
  • Body Wash or Bar Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Talcum Powder
  • Lubricant
  • Face and/or Body Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer

 

Personal Care Items – All items must be unopened

  • High Absorbency Pads and/or Tampons
  • Adult Diapers for Women
  • Incontinence Pads
  • Travel Tissue Packs
  • Condoms (male and/or female)
  • Cough Drops
  • Cold, Sinus, and/or Allergy Medicine 
  • Ibuprofen
  • Multivitamins
  • Denture Cleanser and Adhesive

 

Miscellaneous Items

  • Microwave
  • Umbrellas
  • Sunglasses
  • Large Towels
  • Tote Bags, Backpacks, and/or Luggage
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Ear Plugs
  • Folding Personal-Use Shopping Carts
  • Headphones and/or Earbuds
  • Microwave Popcorn
  • Bulk Sugar, Ground Coffee, and/or Tea Bags (Unopened)
  • Sack Lunches (Please see volunteer opportunities for more information)
  • Clothes Irons
  • Reading Glasses
  • Word Puzzles and/or Adult Coloring Books
  • Bottled Water and Other Drinks
  • Pre-packaged Snack Foods

    Clothing Items*

  • Bras
  • Socks (New Items Only)
  • Underwear (New Items Only)
  • Stretch/ Yoga Pants
  • Tennis Shoes, Sandles, and/or Flip Flips
  • T-Shirts
  • Shorts and Pants
  • Rain Coats and Ponchos


*Because of limited storage space we only accept clothing in good condition and that is appropriate for the current season. Donated clothing should be clean and folded when delivered. Larger clothing sizes (XL, XXL, 3XL) are especially needed. We are currently only accepting clothing sizes 12+ and sensible shoes sizes 8+ at this time. Men's clothing is also accepted.

 In-Kind items can be dropped off Monday - Friday between 9:30 am and 5:00 pm, except holidays, at our 4838 N. Sheridan Rd (Daytime Support Center) location. If you are providing a larger amount of donations (20 pounds or more), please call first to schedule a drop-off. If you need assistance carrying donations, please call when you arrive and we will send someone to assist.

See our Wish List on Amazon to pick out exactly what items are needed. Donations can be sent to 4838 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60640. Your contact information will NOT be automatically included on the return shipping label, so please include your name and address in the comment box so that we know who the donation is from!

If you have questions about in-kind donations, please call (773) 728-1014, ext 314. Thank you for considering us for your in-kind donations!

Ways to Help

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

Mission

Sarah’s Circle is a refuge for women who are homeless or in need of a safe space. By providing life necessities, housing, case management, clinical and social services, 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

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