In-Kind Donations


For the safety of all clients, staff, and supporters, Sarah's Circle will not be accepting donation drop-offs while Chicago's shelter in place order is in effect. If you have items you'd like to donate, please hold onto them until the order has been lifted at which time we will be able to accept them as normal. We ARE still accepting needed items off our Amazon Wishlist as these are sent directly to our facility. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator with any questions. 

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 3/31/20)

In light of concerns regarding COVID-19 we are in immediate need of these items: 

  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Disinfectant Spray
  • Hand sanitizer (travel size and large size) 
  • Disposable surgical masks 
  • Disposable gloves for cleaning/serving
  • Travel size tissues


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

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

Personal Care Items – All items must be unopened

  • Adult Diapers for Women (pull-ups preferred)
  • Incontinence Pads
  • Travel Tissue Packs
  • Condoms (male and/or female)
  • Cough Drops
  • Cold, Sinus, and/or Allergy Medicine 
  • Ibuprofen
  • Multivitamins
  • Over 50 vitamins (for individuals over 50 years old)
  • Denture Cleanser and Adhesive
  • Hair Oil
  • Hair Brushes
  • Nail Polish and Polish Remover
  • Emory Boards and Nail Files
  • Cotton Balls
  • Nail clippers
  • Q Tips 
  • Hair clips/scrunchies 


Miscellaneous Items

  • Air Fryer
  • Crock Pot
  • Umbrellas
  • Small and face towels
  • Tote Bags, Backpacks, and/or Luggage
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Ear Plugs
  • Headphones and/or Earbuds
  • Microwave Popcorn
  • Bulk Sugar, Ground Coffee, and/or Tea Bags (Unopened)
  • Reading Glasses
  • Pre-packaged Snack Foods and/or Beverages
  • Yarn
  • Crochet needles
  • Bras (especially larger sizes)
  • New socks
  • New underwear
  • Sunglasses

    Clothing Items - SARAH'S CIRCLE DOES NOT ACCEPT CLOTHING. Thank you for your understanding!

In-kind items can be dropped off Monday - Friday between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm, except holidays, at our 4838 N. Sheridan Rd (Daytime Support Center) location. If you are providing a larger amount of donations and will need assistance bringing them inside, please call first to schedule a drop-off. 

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


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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