Donate Goods

2016 Cradles to Crayons Chicago Donation GuidelinesCradles to Crayons creates KidPacks that are hand-selected with care to meet a local boy or girl’s specific needs and wants. We accept donations of a wide range of new and gently-used goods that are appropriate for use by children ages newborn to 12.

One of the easiest ways to do this is to Give Back with an Outfit Pack! Ensure a child has everything they need for clothing with this simple way of donating.

Donation Drop-Off Locations

Beverly, U-Stor-It
11118 S Rockwell Street, Chicago, IL
Contact Langston Roberson at (773) 879-9002 to schedule a drop-off.
For more information about U-Stor-It, check out their website.

Claredon Hills, Residential Drop-Off Location
83 Waverly Ave, Claredon Hills, IL
Donations can be left by front door, or contact Margo at
Please no heavy items at this location.

Chicago (Bucktown), Easel Art Studio
1911 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago
M-F, 8:30 am- 5:30 pm

Chicago (Gold Coast), Pump It Up
821 W Eastman St, Chicago, IL
To view hours, please check their website.

Chicago (Lakeview), Chicago Northside Storage
2946 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL
M-F 10am-6pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm
Please bring donations to the front office.

Chicago (Lincoln Park), Happy Play Cafe
2346 N Clark St, Chicago, IL
M-F 9am-6pm, Closed Sat-Sun

Chicago (Lincoln Park), Kidville
1030 W. North Avenue, Chicago, IL
Enter through parking garage, take elevator to 3rd floor.
M-F 9am-5pm, Closed Sat-Sun.

Chicago (Lincoln Park), Reebie Storage and Moving Co.
2325 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL (Lincoln Park)
Open M-W-F 8am-6pm, T-Th 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm.
There is a box immediately inside next to the elevators.  For larger donations, please call Kelsey at 419-340-3764 to schedule drop-off time.
DIRECTIONS: Turn into alley SOUTH of the building on Clark street.  Do not park in the last row of cars (that is owned by another company). You can park directly at the loading dock if no spots are available. Enter the building through the big open dock door, and turn left. The Cradles to Crayons donation box will be in that hallway.

Chicago, (Logan Square) Move-tastic!
3100 N Tripp Ave, Chicago, IL 60641
M-F 7am-5pm, Sat-Sun 7am-12pm

Chicago (River North), East Bank Storage
429 W. Ohio Street, Chicago, IL (at Chicago and Kingsbury)
Open M, T, Th, Fr: 8:30am-5:30pm, W 8:30am-7pm, Sat 8:30am-4:30pm, Sun 11am-3pm
To donate, go to lobby and tell front desk person you are there to drop-off to Cradles to Crayons.

Chicago (West Town), Kid City Chicago
1837 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL
M-F 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Countryside, Flying High Sports & Rec Center
5400 East Ave #1, Countryside, IL
M-T 9am-8pm, F 10am-6:30pm, Sat 9am-2pm, Sun 9am-11am

Elmhurst, Sky Zone Elmhurst
325 West Lake Street, Elmhurst, IL 60126
M- Closed, T-Th 4pm-8pm, F 4pm-10pm, Sat 10am-10:30pm, Sun 12pm-8pm.

Evanston, Extra Space Storage
2020 Greenwood St, Evanston, IL
M-F 10am-6pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm.
Please bring donations to the front office.

Evanston, Little Beans Cafe
430 Asbury Ave, Evanston, IL
Open M-F 8:30am-7pm, Sat-Sun 8:30am-3pm

Glencoe, North Shore Congregation Israel
1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe, IL
Donations can be dropped off from 8:30am-5pm Monday-Wednesday.
Enter through the administrative entrance.  Please NO large donations.

Northbrook, Hot Ground Gym Kid’s Obstacle Course
1938 Raymond Dr, Northbrook, IL
Donations can be dropped off on M-F from 4pm-6:45pm.
For more information about Hot Ground Gym, please visit their website.

Northbrook, Louis Sauer Golf
600 Waukegan Road, Northbrook, IL
The address is for an unmarked side-street off the road. Continue down the side-street, and turn left at the fork in the road, into the sports plaza.  The door to the main entrance is Suite 120, two doors to the left from the “Louis Sauer Golf” sign.
Donations can be dropped off to the box inside the front door.

Wilmette, Chicago Northside Storage
3510 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL
M-F 10am-6pm, Sat-Sun 10am-3pm.
Please bring the donations to the front office.

Ship us your donations using the Dolly App!

Simply download the app, take a picture of what you need to send us, and Dolly does the rest!
Hours of Delivery: M-F 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-3pm
Send all donations using Dolly to 2946 Western Ave, Chicago, IL 606018.
Questions about how it works, or having problems with the app? Call (312) 544-0423.

We’re always looking to add more drop-off locations.  If you know of a business, organization, or residential address willing to be a drop-off location, please contact Catherine McDonough, Manager of Community Engagement, at