In-Kind Donations


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

You can also use our Wish List on Amazon to pick out exactly what items are needed and ship them directly to Sarah's Circle. 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 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 12/11/19)

Winter Gear

  • Winter Hats
  • Scarves
  • Gloves
  • Hand and Feet Warmers


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

  • DVDs (movies) in working condition
  • Air Fryer
  • Crock Pot
  • Umbrellas
  • Large Towels
  • 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
  • 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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