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ORGANIZATION: Children's Home + Aid

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Brighten a Child's Holiday
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 without the gift of a family to call their own or 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 wishes come true.

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:

- Become a child’s wish granter. We will give you our children’s own holiday wishes upon a star. You can enjoy making their wishes come true and know that a child has received just what they asked for.

- Adopt-a-Family. We will provide you with a wishlist from one of our neediest families.

- Provide a donation of gifts or host a donation drive. We will match your gifts to a child’s wishlist.

- A donation of store holiday gift cards or a cash donation and we will purchase gifts on your behalf.

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!

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About Children's Home + Aid


125 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60606, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to give children help, hope and opportunity.


Saving children’s lives, moving families forward and going where the need is greatest - that’s what Children’s Home + Aid is all about. Children’s Home + Aid is a leading child and family service agency in Illinois. Each year, it protects, educates and counsels more than 40,000 children, youth and families to improve their lives. Since 1883, Children’s Home + Aid has been a compassionate advocate helping to shape public policy in child welfare, early childhood and juvenile justice. Children’s Home + Aid has been recognized for establishing best practices and achieving outstanding results through its programs and services that focus on child abuse prevention, healthy child development and strengthening families.

Volunteer today to build a better life for children, youth and families!


Children & Youth
Children & Youth, Community


We'll work with your schedule.


Various Southside locationsChicago, IL 60636


  • Child Welfare


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Donations must be turned in by Dec 12th.

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