In-Kind Donations

Items we do not accept:

  • Clothing
  • Used Linens
  • Open/expired food or medications
  • Baby items
  • Flammable items such as candles or incense

If you have a question about whether we will accept your item, please contact Debra Duncan or 773-638-6496 before coming to our location.

Giving items from our wish list can help women with their basic everyday needs. Drop off your donation at any of our two locations.

If your donation is very large, please let us know in advance of the drop-off.

Lauren, Grace and Claire pose with the donations they collected for Deborah's Place

Wish List

Items on this list are needed year-round. If you have an inquiry about other items we may need, please contact us.

Basic Needs:

  • Cleaning supplies – mops; brooms & dustpans; bleach & cleaning solution; sponges & scouring pads; dish soap; laundry detergent; paper towels
  • Bathroom items – toilet paper; full-size shampoo & conditioner; body wash, hand soap & soap bars; deodorant, incontinence supplies, denture cream and denture cleaning supplies
  • Cooking supplies- cooking utensils, pots and pans
  • Non-perishable food items (unopened and not expired) – coffee, creamer, sugar; pasta, rice, canned vegetables; etc.

Gift & Fare Cards:

  • Single ride Ventra cards
  • Grocery gift cards – Pete’s Fresh Market, Jewel and Mariano’s
  • Shopping gift cards – Target, Walmart, Dollar Tree
  • Walgreens and CVS gift cards

Household Items

  • Dishware (microwaveable only) and silverware sets
  • Kitchenware and small appliances – pots, pans, toasters, coffee makers, microwaves
  • Sheet sheets – new, twin-size
  • Comforters – new, twin-size
  • Pillows – new, standard size
  • Towels – new, full-size or towel sets
  • Craft supplies – jewelry-making items, yarn, acrylic paints & brushes, journals
  • Fitness – Nintendo Wii and Wii Fit games

Building Needs:

  • Commercial Vacuum – Sanitaire model SC5845B
  • Microwave Ovens

Current Top Needs

Laundry Detergent

Dish Soap

Unscented Body Lotion for Sensitive Skin

All-Purpose Cleaning Solution