Andersonville Holiday Drives

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 13:

48th Ward office | 5333 N. Broadway

AlleyCat Comics | 5304 N Clark (Rear)

Andersonville Insurance | 5411 N Clark

Andies Restaurant | 5253 N Clark 

Andersonville Cryotherapy | 5052 N Clark 

Bar Roma | 5101 N Clark

Be Yoga Andersonville | 5715 N Clark St

Big City Optical | 5653 N Clark

Brimfield Chicago | 5219 N Clark

Candyality | 5225 N Clark

Fat Chris’s Pizza and Such | 1706 W Foster 

Fireside Restaurant | 5739 N Ravenswood

First Slice Pie Cafe | 5357 N Ashland 

Foursided | 5061 N Clark

Foyer Shop | 1480 W Berwyn 

FRÍO Gelato | 5152 N Clark

Gadabout | 5212 N Clark 

George’s Ice Cream & Sweets | 5306 N Clark 

Honore Storage | 5147 N Clark

In Fine Spirits | 5418 N Clark 

Jameson Loves Danger | 5208 N Clark

Jerry’s | 5419 N Clark 

Konak Pizza & Grill | 5150 N Clark

Kopi Cafe | 5317 N Clark 

Open Space Early Learning Center | 4846 N Clark, STE 200

Orange Shoe Personal Fitness | 5609 N Clark

Pearle Vision | 4814 N Clark, Unit B 

Rattleback Records | 5405 N Clark 

Raven Theatre | 6157 N. Clark

RAYGUN | 5207 N Clark 

Swedish American Museum | 5211 N Clark 

The Breakers at Edgewater Beach | 5333 N Sheridan

The Call | 1547 W Bryn Mawr

The Coffee Studio | 5628 N Clark 

The Clark | 5346 N Clark

The Guesthouse Hotel | 4872 N Clark 

Toys et Cetera | 5311 N Clark 

Transistor | 5224 N Clark

Uncharted Books | 5140 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

First Slice Pie Cafe | 5357 N Ashland 
November 30-December 24 : Drop off non-perishables for Refugees

Fit Body Boot Camp | 5430 N Clark 
November 29-December 10 at 10AM : Toys for Tots Toy Drive

Open Space Early Learning Center | 4846 N Clark, Suite 200
November 11-December 13 : Traditional and Virtual Food Drive, Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Lady Gregory’s | 5260 N. Clark
November 29-December 1 : Coat Drive supporting Care for Real
December 8 : Toy Drive w/ Santa (times TBD), benefiting Care for Real
December 13-15 : Pet Food and Supply Drive supporting Felines & Canines

The Call Bar | 1547 W Bryn Mawr 
December 21 at 9:30PM : A Drag Revue benefitting Care For Real

Urban Pooch | 5400 N. Damen & 4501 N Ravenswood
November 11-December 20-December 17 : Dog Toy Drive

Representative Kelly Cassidy, 14th District | 5533 N. Broadway Ave
November 18-December 13 : Coats for Edgewater and Rogers Park families

Women and Children First | 5233 N Clark
December 7 at 11AM (kick-off) : “Wishing Tree” Book Drive benefiting SitStayRead with a holiday themed Drag Queen Story Hour.