We do this by empowering people through access to creative youth development and social services that help individual build the skills they need to break the cycle of poverty and lead fulfilling lives.
Your dollars go far to help build brighter futures.
When you donate to Chicago Lights, your gift goes directly toward programs that create opportunities for youth and adults to break the cycle of poverty. Make a gift today to change lives.
Every dollar you give goes directly toward empowering youth in need.
Due to COVID-19, we can only accept donations purchased from an online retailer and shipped to Chicago Lights Social Service Center, 126 E. Chestnut St., Chicago, IL 60611.
We cannot accept drop-off donations at this time. Please see our current-needs list here. These items are in order of need, with greatest need listed first.
- Bottled water (any size)
- Men’s jeans (34-42)
- Men’s shorts (M-3X)
- Men’s shoes (11+)
- Shaving cream (travel-size)
- T-shirts (M-2X)
- Sweatpants (M-3X)
- Women’s shorts (S-2XL)
- Women’s jeans (8-14)
- Sweatshirts and long-sleeved shirts (M-3X)
- Women’s shoes (8+)
Due to storage and safety issues, we cannot accept children’s clothing and toys; stained or torn clothing; open, expired, or prepared food; electronics; furniture; and medicine.