TOV - Tikkun Olam Volunteers

In Kind Donations

Collection Drives

Volunteers can organize collection drives to collect needed items for agencies. Some suggested items are:

Art Supplies: construction paper, drawing pads, crayons, markers, art kits, scissors, glue.

Cell Phones 

Cleaning Supplies: laundry detergent, window cleaner, paper towels, dishwashing detergent, bathroom and kitchen cleaner, mops, sponges.

Gift Cards: for grocery stores, clothing stores, all purpose stores and public transportation.

New and Gently-Used Children’s Books 

Non-Perishable Food Items 

Paper Goods: paper towels, napkins, kleenex, toilet paper, paper plates and cups.

School Supplies: notebooks, binders, black and blue pens, wide-ruled paper, #2 pencils, spiral notebooks, calculators, markers, highlighters, folders, back packs, scissors.

Sporting Goods: baseball bats and mitts, soccer balls, tennis rackets and balls, swimming goggles and caps, basketballs and nets.

Summer Camp Supplies: bug spray, sunscreen, towels, soap, soap dishes, sunglasses, disposable cameras, flashlights, toothbrush holders, stationary and stamps.

Toys: stuffed animals, board games, science kits, art kits, coloring books, building blocks.

Women’s Business Attire

Women’s Formalwear and Accessories: prom dresses, jewelry, purses, shoes, makeup, panty hose.

Winter Outerwear: gloves, hats, scarves, mittens, coats, ear muffs.

Resale Shops

Unwanted items that are in good condition can also be donated to resale shops whose proceeds benefit the agencies:

Jewish Federation Affiliated Shops:

1302 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago (Wicker Park)
Items will no longer be accepted at the 6450 N. California location in Rogers Park. For furniture and appliance pick-up call (773) 248-1117.

Summer hours

Monday through Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Winter hours

Monday through Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Items: furniture, appliances, household items, clothing

Mount Sinai Hospital - Women's Board Resale Shop
814 W. Diversey Parkway, Chicago (Lakeview)


Monday thru Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday: open until 7:00 p.m.

Pick-up service available for furniture only. Call the manager at (773) 935-1434.

Items: furniture, household items, appliances, books, clothing

Non-Federation Affiliated Resale Shops:

Catholic Charities (312) 655-7000
Chicago Christian Industrial League (312) 491-2026
Children’s Memorial White Elephant Resale Shop (773) 883-6184
Hadassah House (847) 677-6365
Heartland Alliance (312) 660-1313
Home (773) 262-3308
Marklund (847) 202-9415
One More Thing (708) 228-5077
ORT (Evanston) (847) 864-6099
ORT (Highland Park) (847) 433-1697
Salvation Army (773) 725-1100
Southwest Women Working Together (773) 582-0550
St. Vincent (773) 378-8022
Wings (312) 655-7000
Catholic Charities (847) 963-0861