Brighten the Holidays for Thousands of Families!

Thank you for supporting Uniting Way of Metro Chicago's Uniting for the Holidays by hosting a holiday drive.

In partnership with local community organizations, Uniting for the Holidays returns this year from mid-November to mid-December with festive, “drive-through” events supporting six suburban communities.

Host a drive at your workplace, with your network, or with your friends and family to collect NEW items for families. We are currently accepting a variety of kitchen items, nonperishable snacks, children’s items, and cold winter accessories. Each of our four distribution sites will support 500 families.

3 DONATION DRIVE OPTIONS

KITCHEN ITEMS FOR HOLIDAY MEAL PREP DRIVE

Aluminum foil, cooking spoons, disposable aluminum trays (that can fit a chicken or a turkey), meat thermometers, measuring spoons, oven mitts and potholders, and turkey basters

KIDS’ ITEMS DRIVE

Board/card games for all ages (e.g., Checkers, Connect Four, Uno), children’s books, medium-sized stuffed animals, and nonperishable individual candy boxes/bags and cookies

SEASONAL CLOTHING DRIVE

Adult gloves (unisex; one-size-fits-most), adult socks (unisex; one-size-fits-most), and children’s gloves (one-size-fits-most)



Ready To Get Started?

Please complete and submit the form below to let us know what type of drive you will be hosting and in-kind items you will be collecting for donation, and a United Way representative will follow up with next steps. For questions, please contact Uniting for the Holidays.

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