Holiday Opportunities

HandsOn Suburban Chicago is pleased to provide a listing of great ways to give back to the community this holiday season through our partnering nonprofits. Please check back frequently as more will be added.

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Donations for Abused & Neglected Children

We need donations! Please refer to the list below to see what items are needed. All items must be new. Please reach out if you have any questions! Shelter, Inc.'s mission is to end child abuse and neglect. We provide emergency housing for children and adolescents 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Group Home Needs: Household Items: Vacuum (2) Craft supplies – (paint by number, canvases, sketch pads, art pencils) Journals Plastic Drinking Glasses (24) Pillows (Twin- 12) Mattress Pads (Twin 12) Twin Comforters (Neutral Colors 12) Bath Towels Pots and Pans Mops and Brooms Batteries AA and AAA Sporting Equipment: footballs, basketballs, tennis rackets, etc.(4) Gift Certificates: Wal-Mart Target Best Buy McDonald’s Burger King Wendy’s Hobby Lobby Boys Group Home (age 11-17): Hoodies (M, L, XL) Shorts (M, L, XL) Pajamas (M, L, XL) Slippers (M, L, XL) Gym Shoes (11, 12, 13) Long Sleeve Shirts (M, L, XL) Sweat Pants (S, M, L, XL) Socks Men’s Boxers (S, M, L, XL) Sweaters (M, L, XL) T-Shirts (S, M, L, XL) Jennings Group Home (Girls age 11-17): Hoodies (M, L, XL) Leggings (S, M, L, XL) Pajamas (S, M, L, XL) Socks Underwear (S, M, L, XL) Sports Bras (S, M, L, XL) Gym Shoes (7, 9, 11) Boots (7, 9, 11) Yoga Pants (M, L, XL) Slippers (M, L, XL) Long Sleeve Shirts (M, L, XL) Pads and Tampons Healthy Families Program Needs: Diapers Pull Ups Child Safety locks, outlet covers Board books (age 0-5) Board books (age 0-5) Bilingual english-spanish Children's books Foster Care Program Needs: Gift cards to restaurants Gift cards for groceries Gift cards for activities/experiences (for sibling meetings)

Arlington Heights, IL


Conduct a Supply Drive for WINGS Housing Needs

Conduct a supply drive for a variety of items needed for WINGS safe houses and shared homes. Express Interest below for a list of the current most critically needed supplies from our Donations Coordinator.

Palatine, IL


DONATE Food for Food Connection Program

Donate food to our Food Connection Program, which is in desperate need of supplies. Assist low to moderate income families in the Northwest Suburbs of Cook County. No donation is too small! Here is a list of ideas that can be donated, but it is not limited to such: Cooking/Baking: Flour, Sugar, Vinegar, Tomato Sauces Sides: Whole Wheat Pasta, Stuffing, Brown Rice Soups/Canned Items: Fruits, Vegetables, Spaghettios, Ravioli, Macaroni and Cheese, Tuna packed in water Breakfast: Oatmeal, Low Sugar/High Fiber Cereal Condiments: Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Mustard, Olive, Canola, Vegetable Oil, Jelly-low sugar, Salad Dressings, Peanut Butter, Pickles Miscellaneous· 100% Juice, Whole Wheat Crackers

Mount Prospect, IL


Sorting Donations - Volunteer

We need volunteers to help us sort and organize donations! Our storage space needs to be reorganized and new donations need sorting. Come help us sort our resources to get the donations to the kids that need them. Shelter, Inc.'s mission is to end child abuse and neglect. We provide emergency housing for children and adolescents 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Arlington Heights, IL