Drop-Off Locations


Chicago, (Logan Square) The Giving Factory
4141 W. George Street, Chicago, IL 60641
M-F 9am-5pm
Please come in through the doors marked “Volunteer Entrance” and a staff member will greet you.
Sat-Sun or After 5 pm
Our offices are closed. Please drop off donations to the ZippyShell located in our parking lot.

Algonquin, Algonquin Kids Dentistry
4097 W. Algonquin Road, Algonquin, IL 60102
Main Phone Line: 224-654-6543
**Call to confirm that they are open on these days since days vary weekly**
Some Monday-Thursday: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Most Fridays: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Box is located inside at the front of the dentistry
    Arlington Heights, All About Kids Dentistry
    1845 E. Rand Road, Suite 203, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
    Main Phone Line: 847-870-0475
    **Call to confirm that they are open on these days since days vary weekly**
    Monday-Thursday: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
    Most Fridays: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Box is located inside of Suite 203
      Buffalo Grove, Buffalo Grove Park District Alcott Center
      530 Bernard Drive, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
      Monday 8:30 am – 6:30 pm, Tuesday-Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm, Saturday 9 am- 12 pm, Sunday Closed
        Chicago (Hyde Park), Chicago Child Care Society
        5467 S. University Ave, Chicago, IL 60615
        Monday-Friday 8 am-5:30 pm; Closed Saturday-Sunday
        Drop off box is located under the stairs in the front lobby

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

                Chicago (Lincoln Square), Rock Candy Salon
                4141 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
                To view hours, check their website.

                Chicago (Pilsen), Open Books Warehouse
                905 W 19th Street, Chicago, IL 60608
                Wednesday-Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm
                Closed Monday-Tuesday
                Contact: Denise WIlkerson at (312) 243-9776 or pilsen@open-books.org with questions

                Chicago (Ravenswood), Robert Castro Agency
                1756 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
                Phone: (312) 881-6964. Ask for Janet with questions.
                Monday-Thursday: 9 am- 6 pm, Friday: 9 am – 5 pm, Saturday-Sunday: Closed.
                Drop donations in the Cradles to Crayons box inside.

                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

                Chicago (Roscoe Village), Give Me Some Sugar
                2205 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
                Monday-Tuesdays-Closed, Wednesdays-Fridays-11am-7pm, Saturday & Sundays-9am-5pm
                Only accepting clothes and books!

                Chicago (Roscoe Village), Heritage Pharmacy
                2256 W Roscoe St #1, Chicago IL 60618
                Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 6:30 pm, Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Sunday: Closed

                Chicago (Roscoe Village), Spectrum Toy Store
                1911 W. Belmont Chicago, IL 60657
                Mon – Fri: 10 AM – 7 PM, Saturday: 9 AM – 7 PM, Sunday: 10 AM – 6 PM

                Chicago (Roscoe Village), Universal Wellness
                1902 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
                Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00AM – 10:00AM, Monday through Thursday 3:00PM – 6:45PM
                Please go to front desk to drop off donations, this location does not have a drop off box.

                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

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

                Deerfield, CRE8 Workshop
                405 Lake Cook Road #205, Deerfield, IL 60015
                Please check the calendar or call (847) 272-2738 to confirm hours before dropping off. Hours are subject to change: Tuesday-Friday Noon – 5 pm; Saturday 10 am – 4 pm; Closed Sunday and Monday
                DIRECTIONS: CRE8 Workshop is located in Deerfield Park Plaza (formerly Lake Cook Plaza) on Lake Cook Road just west of Waukegan Rd on the south side of the street in Deerfield. Look for the Dunkin Donuts and Boston Blackies. CRE8 Workshop are at the top of the big stairs (elevator is behind the stairs) just past the Secretary of State.

                Deerfield, Felicity School/Joy of the Game
                158 Waukegan Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015
                M-F 9 am – 6 pm; Open most weekends- Call (847) 498-6646 to confirm hours
                DIRECTIONS: Enter Joy of the Game facility at the Felicity School entrance on the North side of the building. There is a Cradles to Crayons collection box in the lobby.

                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.

                Lincolnshire, Village of Lincolnshire
                One Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, IL 60069
                Donations can be dropped off at this location until March 31st.

                Naperville, Hughes Residence
                2632 Charlestowne Lane, Naperville, IL 60564
                Donations can be left by the front door. Call (773) 350-3001 with questions.

                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.

                Willowbrook, City Wide of Illinois
                614 Executive Drive, Willowbrook, IL 60527
                Main Phone Line: (630) 470-0555
                Donations can be left in the Cradles to Crayons box located by 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 4141 W. George Street, Chicago IL 60641.
                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 CMcDonough@cradlestocrayons.org.