Donate New or Used Items

Please consider donating an item from the following list of most needed items. Your donation allows us to devote more money to our programs by reducing administrative expenses. Contact the YWCA at 312-762-2710 for more information on how to donate your products or services.

Charity Clothing Pickup

Charity Clothing Pickup provides an easy, accessible, tax-exempt way to donate your used clothing. Your donation goes to any of three Chicago area thrift stores operated by Charity Clothing Pickup. YWCA Lake County receives payment based on the volume of clothing donations received each month.

Place your new or gently used clothing, shoes, and linens in a closed bag and make plans to either have your items picked up from your home or drop them off at one of our drop off locations.

Please direct any questions regarding clothing donations, pick-up or tax receipts to Charity Clothing Pickup:

(773) 486-8010

Pickup Locations

Dropoff Locations

General Program Needs
  • baby clothing and shoes (infant and toddler sizes only, new/gently used)
  • backpacks
  • ballpoint pens
  • calculators
  • coloring books
  • composition and spiral-bound notebooks
  • CTA cards (bus, Ventra, Metra)
  • diapers and individual packs of wipes (new only)
  • digital cameras
  • drawing pads
  • gas cards (Mobil, Irving, Sunoco, Shell, etc.)
  • gift cards (Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens, Jewels)
  • grocery store gift cards in $20 amounts
  • individually wrapped snacks (granola bars, chips, etc.)
  • jump drives
  • learning toys (for ages 0-5)
  • plain white t-shirts (Adult & Youth)
  • sanitary napkins and tampons
  • small stuffed animals
  • video camcorders
  • women’s underwear (new only)
  • women’s bras and sports bras (new only)
  • Ziplock storage bags and containers
Early Childhood Services
  • books for Teen Parent Book Club
  • easel
  • gift cards or certificates for clients to restaurants, movie theatres, etc.
  • infant supplies (diapers, diaper bags, blankets, bottles, food, etc.)
  • play mats
  • printing services
  • toddler educational toys
  • toiletries (body wash, lotion, etc.)
Economic Empowerment
  • financial planning books & resources
  • health and beauty products
  • laptops or computers (new/gently used)
  • printing services
  • office paper products
  • organizational/desk products
  • women's business clothing
  • work bags and portfolios
Sexual Violence Support Services
  • art supplies
  • bean bag chairs - two needed
  • blank journals/diaries
  • books and resources for clinicians
  • children's books (English & Spanish)
  • crayons (box of 8)
  • digital cameras, memory cards, memory card readers
  • DVD players - two needed
  • general children's games (checkers, Candy Land, etc.) - 6 sets needed
  • gift cards to Michael's craft store
  • inflatable punching toy
  • ladies sweat shirts and sweat pants (M, L, XL)
  • ladies panties - full briefs (M, L, XL)
  • ladies socks (size 7-11)
  • magazines for waiting area (English & Spanish)
  • photo printer and photo paper