New Policy for Donated Items

Friday, September 7th, 2018
We ask those interested in donating items limit the ammount to one bag or box and deliver it in one of two ways:
1. Contact Tonisha Daniel to schedule future donations at (708) 338-1724 ext. 220 or tdaniel@housingforward.org.
 
2. We welcome donations dropped off at our main office ONLY ON TUESDAYS FROM 9 am to 4 pm  which is located at 1851 S. 9th Ave., Mayood, IL 6015. We kindly ask that nothing be left outside the building at other times or at shelter sites, or at our Oak Park Walk-in Center.
 

What we MOST NEED and CAN accept:

Unopened travel-size toiletries
New or gently used twin-sized sheets & blankets
New pillows and new or gently used pillowcases
New or gently used kitchen or bath towels
Sleeping bags (for street outreach teams)
Water-repellant outerwear
NEW socks, NEW underwear and NEW white t-shirts
New or gently used sneakers & boots
Paper goods (compostable preferred)
Food items (sugar, powdered creamer, decaf coffee)
Over-the-counter medications (unopened and not expired)
Medical Supplies (new & unopened)
Reading glasses (new or used)
Cleaning Supplies
Backpacks (adult size) & water bottles
CTA passes & gifts cards from major retailers
 

What we CANNOT accept:

Items that are NOT gently used or clean
Matresses and box springs
Mattress pads
Large appliances
Items not in proper working condition
Items with missing pieces or parts
Torn, soiled or otherwise damaged upholstered furniture
Computers more than three years old
Large console model TVs and stereos
Non-cable-ready TVs
Black and white TVs
Recalled items such as infant furniture, car seats, exercise equipment, baby cribs, strollers, carriages, playpens/play yards or children’s items containing lead or phthalates
 
Still note sure? Visit www.housingforward.org/give or call Tonisha at 708.338.1724 ext. 220 to discuss.
 

We sincerely appreciate your generousity and hope you understand our need to consolidate how much we can process.

 
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