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ChicagoChicago, IL 60606

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.


You can help make the holiday season brighter for 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.

Each year, we try to bring some holiday cheer into their lives by providing every child in our care with two new gifts that are specially chosen just for them.

I am asking that you help us to provide our children with this bit of holiday cheer. Your help would be most appreciated. There are several ways that you can help:

  • A donation of gifts. We will give you our children's own "wish lists" and you can enjoy making their "wishes" come true and know that a child has received just what they asked for.
  • A Donation of gifts by hosting a toy drive, and we will match your gifts to a child.
  • A Donation of store gift cards for our hard to shop for teens, or grocery cards so our neediest families can provide a festive holiday meal for their children.
  • A monetary donation that we can use to fill unfulfilled wishlists and cover holiday costs.

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 our sign-up link!


  • Child Welfare

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Gifts must be delivered by December 12th
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