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Our Wish List

While our central administration is in its temporary home, we are temporarily suspending intake of certain types of in-kind donations. Because of your generosity, we have sufficient levels to serve our clients through the winter.

We will continue to accept the following items.


  • Sack Meals, Snacks, and Breakfast Food

    Sack Meals

    Prepare turkey or ham and cheese sandwiches and/or bag lunches (chips, fruit, dessert, and drink). We accept increments of 25 bags. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Trail Mix

    Trail mix of dried fruit, nuts, chocolate, pretzels, cereal or granola. Please package 1 cup to a bag. We accept increments of 25 bags.

    Cookies

    Store-bought or homemade cookies. Please pack three cookies to a baggie. We accept increments of 25 bags.

    Breakfast Food

    Brighten the morning for guests of The Crib, our emergency overnight shelter, by donating coffee, tea, or cold cereal.

    Next Steps

    Please make arrangements to donate sack meals and other food items in advance by contacting Brittany Caine-Conley, Community and Congregational Relations Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 773-506-6004.

    You can fill out an in-kind donation form ahead of time to bring with you when you drop off your donations or fill out form at our office.

  • Gift Cards and Ventra Passes

    Gift cards provide our clients with the means to purchase clothing, groceries, or a meal while Ventra passes allow them to get to school, work, and job interviews.

    • $25: Target, Walmart, Jewel-Osco
    • $10-25: Family Dollar
    • $10: Walgreens, CVS, Jewel-Osco, Mariano‚Äôs, Dunkin Donuts
    • $5-10: McDonalds, Burger King, Dunkin Donuts, Subway
    • Single ride Ventra Passes for transit on CTA and Pace

    Next Steps

    Gift cards may be sent to us via U.S. mail at

    The Night Ministry
    4711 North Ravenswood Avenue
    Chicago, Il 60640

    Or through FedEx, UPS, or similar package delivery services at

    The Night Ministry
    c/o Edgewater Presbyterian Church
    1020 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60660

    To make arrangements to drop gift cards off in person, please contact Miranda Dean, Resource Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 773-506-6022.

  • Clothing

    Simple clothing items go a long way in bringing comfort to those whom we serve. We are in need of the following items:

    • Packages of new adult size underwear (no bikinis, please)

    Next Steps

    Please contact Miranda Dean, Resource Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 773-506-6022 to make donation arrangements.

Mailing address: 4711 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL 60640 |
Phone: 773-784-9000 |
Temporary Administrative Office: 1020 West Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL 60660 (please do not send U.S. Postal Service mail to the temporary address)