In addition to monetary support, your donations of necessary items (gifts in-kind) provide our residents resources to turn housing into home. When you donate items to Deborah’s Place, you facilitate independence and well-being for women in Chicago who’ve experienced homelessness.

We use RightGift and Amazon Wishlists, so there’s no guessing needed on your part: we upload a list of what’s needed, and generous supporters like you know exactly how best to help.

High-Priority Needs

We are unable to accept donations of used clothing.

Did you know that if you order from our wish list on RightGift, we get a percentage of the sale proceeds in addition to your generous purchase?

Click to view all Wish Lists

General Needs (RightGift)

Cleaning Supplies (RightGift)

Patty Crowley Apartments Wishlist (Amazon)

Residential Services Wishlist (Amazon)

Health Services Wishlist (Amazon)

Other Essential Goods

Other Helpful Gifts

Reading glasses

Furniture (on a very limited basis—please contact us first to confirm need and space)

  • Consider donating furniture to our friends at the Chicago Furniture Bank. They offer local pickups and provide furniture to individuals and families in need – (312) 752-0211

Items We Do Not Accept

  • Used Linens
    • Salvation Army – (800) 728-7825
  • Used Clothing
  • Open/expired food or medications
  • Travel-size toiletries
    • The Night Ministry (773) 784-9000
  • Baby items or toys
    • Share Our Spare – (312) 877-5884
    • Cradles to Crayons – (312) 767-1008
  • Flammable items such as candles or incense

If you have a question about whether we will accept your item, please contact Risha Vaughn at before coming to our location.

To Donate Items: Drop-off Hours and Location

Donations are accepted at 2822 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60612, during regular business hours (9 AM to 5 PM, M – F). Please email Risha to schedule a time if you need to make other drop-off arrangements.

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