Monthly Drives

With your help, we can make sure the children who participate in our evening programs have the things they need before they go back out into the world again. Every month we focus on collecting one or two seasonal items to give out to the kids. In addition to these items, we are always collecting kid-friendly foods. Occasionally we request a special item around holidays or other special events. If you have any questions about what we need, please call our office at 815-962-5067.

Donations are accepted at our office, Mon-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • January
  • Hand Lotion / Lip balm
  • End of January – 1st week of February
  • Valentine candy
  • March – April (subject to date)
  • Easter candy and/or trinkets
  • March
  • New or gently used bikes and locks
  • May
  • New flip flops, swim suits, towels
  • June – July
  • New backpacks, school supplies
  • August
  • New gym shoes (size Youth 12 – Adult 12), Socks (youth and adult)
  • September
  • Blankets, flashlights, batteries
  • October
  • Boots, hats, gloves, scarves, fall candy
  • October – November 20th
  • Walmart gift cards, Christmas presents

    We are always in need of these items:

    Kid friendly food items

    Paper products – toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates, plastic silverware, and Styrofoam cups

    Personal hygiene –

         All kids:  toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, hand soap, lip balm

         Teen girls:  body spray, body wash, head bands, scrunchies, elastic bands

         Teen boys:  body wash, body spray (Axe)

    Fall & Winter – NEW winter coats, hats, gloves or mittens

    Thank you so much!