grantee updates

Holiday Giving Opportunities 

  • Donations to CASA of Cook County will support the C.I.T.Y. (Creating Independent Transitions for Youth) Program (which our grant helped to fund and which has more applicants than it can accept) and much- needed out-of-pocket costs for children and youth moving to new, temporary foster homes, often on short notice.

  • The Chicago Furniture Bank makes frequent trips to Home Depot, so gift cards to Home Depot in any amount would be welcomed!
  • CFB also uses a lot of these swivel wheels to make dollies. If you wish to purchase these for them click here and at checkout have the order shipped directly to Chicago Furniture Bank, 4801 S. Whipple, Chicago 60632
  • Of course, monetary donations are always appreciated and CFB will use those donations to buy more beds.

  • Now through December 7, Common Pantry is collecting $25 Target gift cards and NEW board and picture books for ages birth-5 (bilingual welcomed) to be distributed to our clients' children this holiday season. You can use this link and select “Common Kids Holiday Drive” from the dropdown menu, or give your donations to a staff member at the pantry (Monday-Thursday, 10:00am – 4:00pm; Wednesday, 6-8pm at 3744 N. Damen).

  • Margaret’s Village is in need of commercial kitchen equipment; if you have a connection with vendors, please contact for more information.
  • You can also contribute to Margaret’s Village Giving Tuesday drive, click here.


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