Holiday Donation Drives
The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce is again thrilled to support a wonderful local organization making a difference for our families in our community! Our annual toy and gift drive supports Care for Real, Edgewater’s food pantry, who provides over 8,000 toys and gifts for over 1,000 kids and teens during the holiday season.
Unwrapped toys and other donations can be dropped off at the following locations November 30 – December 14:
48th Ward office | 5333 N. Broadway
The Coffee Studio | 5628 N. Clark
Foursided | 5061 N. Clark
George’s Ice Cream & Sweets | 5306 N. Clark
Toys Et Cetera | 5311 N. Clark
Women and Children First | 5233 N. Clark
Fat Chris’s Pizza and Such | 1706 W. Foster
Dye Salon | 1481 W. Balmoral
Crossroads Trading | 5127 N. Clark
Here are suggestions of the most needed items:
Children: dolls, cars, backpacks, legos, puzzles, paints sets and crafts
Teens and Tweens: Gift cards and gift certificates (Target, Best Buy and Amazon are the most treasured), backpacks, movie passes, tickets to events (theater, sports, concerts).
Stocking stuffers: gloves, mittens, caps and hats, scarves and personal care items (shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, body wash, soap, etc.).
OTHER DRIVES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
1st Family Dental |5333 N. Clark
Nov. 1-Dec 9: Toy Drive
Be Yoga Andersonville |5715 N. Clark
Coat drive for La Casa Norte through Tuesday, Dec. 11.
Bethany Retirement Community | 4950 N. Ashland
TOYS FOR TOTS drop off
Big City Optical | 5653 N. Clark
All December! Frames and lens donations go to “Eyes of Hope” a vsp global vision program that provides eye care & glasses to families in need.
Brimfield | 5219 N. Clark
December 14: Children’s Home and Aid Toy Drive. Bring a toy and get 10% off your purchase.
Gus Giordano Dance School | 5230 N. Clark
Nov. 26-Dec. 17: The Gus Giordano Jazz Legacy Foundation will be collecting brand NEW coats at Gus Giordano Dance School starting the week of November 26 for students at Libby Elementary in the Englewood Neighborhood of Chicago. Coats can be dropped of at Gus.
Jameson Loves Danger | 5208 N. Clark
All November: Donation drive for food and supplies to be donated to Felines & Canines
Lady Gregory’s | 5260 N. Clark
Dec. 1-2, Coat Drive supporting Care for Real
Dec. 9 at 6:00PM, Toy Drive w/ Santa, benefiting Care for Real
Dec. 15-16, Pet Food and Supply Drive supporting Felines & Canines
Orange Shoe Personal Fitness Andersonville | 5609 N. Clark
Nov. 1-Nov. 30: Coat drive benefiting Care For Real, bring in your new and used coats
We will be collecting new toys for children from November 21st through December 14th during our normal office hours to help ensure distribution of toys this year!
Donated toys must be new, unwrapped, and not resemble weapons of any kind. Toys for tots will then distribute the toys to children in need on Christmas. The U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program provides a “message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.”
Our Goal is to collect 400 toys this year!!
Transistor | 5224 N. Clark
All December! Sock drive for the homeless. Bring in 3 pairs and get a 15% discount on in-store purchase
Urban Pooch |5400 N. Damen & 4501 N Ravenswood
Through December 17, Urban Pooch is joining forces with Care for Real to help pooches in need this Holiday Season! Please come in to both locations and consider donating to a Great Cause! All Dog Toys donated will go to dogs in need during the Holidays! In order to make it even easier to donate – Urban Pooch is offering 50% OFF Bark Box Retail Toys (excluding the Season’s Treatings toys) if you purchase to donate. You can even write a quick message on a Sticky Note and include it on your toy before donating!