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 (Bucktown), Easel Art Studio
1911 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Phone: (773) 360-1720
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
*Please call if stopping in to ensure that they are not teaching outside the studio.

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), 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 (North Center), The Wishcraft Workshop
3907 N. Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL
Monday-Thursday: 12pm-6pm, Friday: 12pm-9pm, Saturday: 10am-6pm.
*Please call 773-348-9474 for hours as workshop hours vary.

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 (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 (Old Town), Essa Dora Salon
1405 N Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60610
Tuesday: 11 am – 7 pm; Wednesday: 12 -8 pm; Thursday: 11 am – 7 pm; Friday 10 am- 7 pm; Saturday 8 am- 6 pm; Closed Sunday-Monday

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

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.
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.

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.