January 01, 2011,
J.C. asks from Wood Dale, IL on September 07, 2008
Shelter to Donate Baby Clothes
I would like to donate my old baby clothes to a shelter where I know the clothes are needed. I don't want to give these to a Salvation Army, Marklund or Purple Heart type place as I know the items don't go directly to someone in need....I donate plenty of other items to them. Does anyone know of a women's shelter or church in Du Page County where I could bring these to?? Preferably close to Wood Dale, Itasca, Bensenville, Elk Grove, Schaumburg area. Thanks!!!
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L.A. answers from Chicago on September 07, 2008
Caris Pregnancy Center accepts donations. I've given baby clothes, toys, formula, diapers, etc. They are a great non-profit, faith-based, private organization. All donated items will go directly to the girls/women who go to Caris for support and care. Check them out at www.caris.org. They have a clinic in Schaumburg:
Woodfield Clinic ###-###-####
717 E. Golf Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
C.S. answers from Chicago on September 08, 2008
You can look up "pregnacy resource center" or "Crisis Pregnancy center" in the phone book. They help women who choose to give their babies life, many of whom may have considered abortion.
M.C. answers from Boston on April 10, 2010
We are a young family from Bucarest,Romania. We have a 4 months baby girl. Because of our poor economical situation i dare to ask is there someone who doesn`t need anymore infant clothes,baby gear or such items and they can help us with a donation? I realise it`s a very long distance, but i still have my hops on parents with a big heart.... Anyone can contact us at: ____@____.com
B.H. answers from Chicago on January 01, 2011
Mutual Ground is a woman's shelter, but it serves Kane and Kendall counties here in Illinois. We donate many items to them for our donation drives at work.
D.R. answers from Chicago on September 08, 2008
Try a Crisis Pregnancy Center. There is Caris in Schaumburg.
G.Q. answers from Chicago on September 08, 2008
Home of the Sparrow is also a good one J.. Their website is www.h-o-s.org. But they are also a battered women's shelter but also accept families. They are in Palatine and Lake Zurich.
C.N. answers from Milwaukee on September 07, 2008
WINGS is a battered womens shelter who are always looking for donations or PHD is a program for teen moms who are trying to get there lives together but need a little extra help, I know they have a baby resale that is only available to the moms in need. PHD is in Palatine but there is probably a WINGS closer to you.
J.L. answers from Chicago on September 08, 2008
No suggestions, but I'm always curious about this issue as I've seen people mention it before. I like the larger donation centers as I see my donations as benefiting people twice -- one, the center gets the money for selling the donations and uses it for good work and two, those purchasing the items are usually (I know this isn't always true if your center is in an affluent area -- wealthy bargain shoppers do abound!) people of need who otherwise wouldn't be able to purchase the items.
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M.K. answers from Chicago on September 08, 2008
There is an organization in Palatine called PHD. It's on Plum Grove Road, just north of Palatine road. I think it stands for Pregnancy Help with Dignity, but I'm not sure about that. They help women who are low income or abandoned or whatever. They give them formula and baby food and clothes and cribs and stuff.
B.R. answers from Chicago on September 08, 2008
I am the director of the Angel Haven Foundation. We support 170 families in the applachian mountains. We are always looking for donations. The foundation was started 9 years ago and 100% of the proceeds goes towards our recipients. We are desperate for baby clothing and we are tax deductible. I would be willing to come and pick them up from you. Please consider donating your items to us!
J.F. answers from Chicago on September 08, 2008
I think Catholic Charities does a lot of work with families in the Du Page Area. There's also Family Shelter Service of Du Page County which provides domestic violence shelter & services.