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Various locations in Cook CountyGlenview, IL 60025

There are thousands of children living in the Chicago area without the gift of a loving family. Help brigthen the holiday of these children in need.


The holiday season is a very special time of year filled with laughter, joy and anticipation. Children dream of having a gift to open as they anxiously wait for their wishes upon a star to be answered. But there are too many children in the Chicago area living through the holiday season whose parents are struggling just to provide them with basic necessities. For many of these children those dreams and wishes will go unfulfilled. Please help us make their dreams come true by adopting a family.

Children's Home Aid protects, educates and counsels children and youth to improve their lives. The Metropolitan Region serves over 5,000 children through programs including Foster Care, Residential Treatment, Early Childhood Care Education, Intact Family Services, Parent Support and Youth Services. These children are experiencing overwhelming obstacles such as mental illness, homelessness, abuse and neglect. They have seen the ravages of poverty and drugs, and many suffer the painful loneliness caused by separation from their families. These obstacles are especially difficult during the holiday season, as many of our families do not have the resources to provide their children with a holiday celebration.

Each year, Children's Home Aid staff and volunteers try to bring holiday cheer into their lives by answering their letters to Santa. There are several ways that you can help:

  • A donation of gifts. We will give you our children's own letters to Santa. You can enjoy making their dreams come true and know that a child has received just what they asked for. We also have wish lists for entire families.
  • A donation of gifts, and we will match your gifts to a child.
  • A donation of store holiday gift cards.

Gifts and donations can be dropped off between regular business hours at the following location:

  • Children's Home Aid, 100 N. Western Ave, Suite 200 in Chicago

Wish lists will be provided in November and all donations will be collected by the second week in December.

If you want to put the joy of the holiday spirit in a child's heart by providing a donation of gifts, please respond with how you would like to get involved and we will send you a sign-up link!

Happy Holidays!


  • Child Welfare

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Gifts must be Delivered by December 12th
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