In-Kind Donations


Christopher House is so thankful for the generosity of our friends, neighbors and communities. We can always use the following items:

    • New and gently-used books for children of all ages and low-level books for adults
    • Dictionaries and up-to-date research books 
    • Electronics (including TVs, DVD players, DVDs, Wii games, headphones, CD players, laptops, and Karaoke machine)
    • TI algebraic calculators
    • Gift cards for local restaurants, movie theaters, and stores
    • Reduced fare bus passes
    • Educational and typing software
    • Legos, board games, and puzzles
    • Guitar and keyboards
    • Dramatic play toys (including costumes and props)
    • Art supplies (including paints, markers, colored pencils, watercolrs, charcoal, canvases, clay, and easels)
    • Sport supplies (including bases, bats, basketballs, hula hoops, footballs, volleyballs, baseballs, and foam balls)
    • Science supplies (including microscopes, beakers, goggles, and eye droppers)
    • Household items (including bedding, pillows, rugs, and blankets)
    • Household cleaning supplies
    • Toasters
    • Beanbag chairs
    • Strollers
    • Diapers (size 3-6), PullUps (4T +), and wipes (including flushable wipes)
    • Snowsuits size 12 m+ 

Please note that at this time, we are unable to accept donations of items not listed here. We recommend that these items be donated to other charitable organizations in the Chicago area, such as Brown Elephant.

If you have additional questions about donating items, please e-mail us at 

Christopher House

2507 N Greenview Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 472-1083

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