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100 N. Western AveSuite 200Chicago, IL 60612

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.

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 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, 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. We also treat the children to an annual holiday roller-skating party that includes games, prizes, and treats.

We would love your help in providing our children with this bit of holiday cheer.

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 gift cards for our hard to shop for teens.
  • A monetary donation which we can use to purchase gifts and supplies for the gift drive.

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 out a sign-up link!


  • Child Welfare

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Gifts must be delivered by Dec. 12th
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