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Fill-A-Need Drop Off Locations

Nov 26 - Dec 1 - Dance Center North Studio, Libertyville

Nov 26 - Dec 4 - Banner Preschool, Northfield

Nov 26 - Nov 30 - Coldwell Banker, Deerfield

Nov 26 - Dec 7 - Lincolnshire - Riverwoods Fire Departments (3 locations)

Nov 27 - 6pm - 8pm - CubeSmart Storage, Riverwoods

Dec 1 - 9am - noon - CubeSmart Storage, Riverwoods

Give What You Have

*We are looking for volunteers! Please sign up to join our volunteer sort here!

giveNkind is working with Gratitude Generation to host a donation drive of items you already have at home that you no longer use. These items may not be serving a purpose for you but can fill a critical need for nonprofit organizations serving our community.

The drive will kick off Monday, November 26 and in some locations, run through Friday, December 7. Items many items are needed such as gently used:

  • Clothing (professional and casual), coats, and shoes for all ages

  • Books

  • Backpacks, duffle bags

  • Linens

  • Housewares such as plates, pots, pans, bakeware,

  • Small appliances and household items such as microwaves, toasters, curling irons, and lamps

Please only donate clean, usable, working items in good condition and without missing or broken parts.

The items will be sorted by the Gratitude Generation student volunteer team and packaged to be delivered to nonprofits across Chicagoland. Donations can be dropped of Saturday, December 1 from 9 a.m. - noon. Donations can also be dropped off at These donations aren’t being resold, but instead will live another life in the hands of those who need it most. To be a drop off location, help with the drive, or to make a donation, email contact@givenkind.org.


Support giveNkind

Giving to giveNkind kind is truly the gift that keeps on giving. With your monetary gift of support, giveNkind can continue to help put new and gently used items in the hands of nonprofits who need them to fulfill their mission in our communities. For every $1 you give, we are able to place $6 worth of goods in our 40+ nonprofit partners. We are unique in that we have a number of different ways that we connect donors and nonprofits such as donation drives, online listing and connecting of goods, and donation of new goods from large vendors through ShipBob. We are also different because we facilitate the giving of both new and gently used items! Our goal- to expand what it means to give. Your gift can help us expand our reach!

Here is how your gift makes a difference-

$1 - helps $6 worth of goods get to a nonprofit

$68 - Sends a shipment of donated items anywhere in the country

$100 - Keeps our servers running for the month to support our IT team and online donation web hub

$275- Sponsors our item collection and volunteer sorting site for 1 month

Want to really go big?

$1200 - Takes care of 1 year of our online servers

$2000- Gets us a dedicated developer to build some of the database features on our own wish list!