In-kind donations provide essential resources that help our participants to save their money to put towards housing. Personal expenses can be difficult to manage when all you can afford are the most basic of necessities. Many in-kind donations will help support our Hilda's Place residents who were recently homeless and often come to us with next to nothing. Other donations will go to clients in our Supportive Housing programs, as well as those who have found housing while working with us in the shelter - these resources give them extra support to sustain their stability.
For questions about in-kind donations, please contact Lisa Todd at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847.475.7070 x111.
Engage your neighbors, friends and coworkers...
You can also collect and donate items directly.
Here are some of our most needed items.
Non Perishable Food
Canned protein like tuna, chicken, beef stew, peanut butter and hearty soups are especially needed.
We are only able to accept adult clothing. SPECIAL REQUEST: Jeans, belts, men's shoes and towels!
Hilda's Place Welcome Kits (in full or in part)
Soap*, Shampoo*, Conditioner*, Deodorant, Talc Powder, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Lotion, Razor (men's), Washcloth, Shower Shoes, Plastic Basket, and a Note of Encouragement
*Full-size, not hotel samples. Thank you!
Health Care Items
Priority items: Nicotine patches/gum/lozenges, Tylenol, toenail clippers, male and female condoms, saline nasal spray, Zantac, Imodium, antibacterial cream, MiraLax packets, sandwich baggies and small brown paper bags.
Gloves, hats, coats, boots, blankets and hand warmers.
** ALL TOILETRIES and MEDICATIONS SHOULD BE NEW. **
WHERE TO DROP OFF DONATIONS
Donations are accepted any night of the week, 365 days a year, between 6pm-9pm at our Hilda's Place Shelter. Additional times may be scheduled by appointment.
1458 Chicago Ave, Evanston
Housed in the basement of the Lake Street Church at the corner of Lake St and Chicago Ave. Entrance located off the alley behind the church. Please bring donations to the door. Donations left in the "blue bin" are not given to our clients.