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Our Wish List

Many of our needs for in-kind items at this moment are related to our ongoing work serving Chicagoans experiencing homelessness or poverty during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please see information about the items we are asking for, as well as next steps, for donating them, below.


  • Food and Beverages

    Your donation of the following items will help us continue to provide meals to the individuals and families served by The Night Ministry.

    Sack Suppers

    Sack suppers with sandwich (meat and cheese only, no condiments), fruit cup, and snack

    Please contact Brittany Caine-Conley, Community and Congregational Relations Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make arrangements to donate sack suppers.

    Food

    • Bananas
    • Oranges
    • Trail mix
    • Soft granola bars

    Please make arrangements to donate these food and beverage items by contacting Miranda Dean, Resource Coordinator, at 773-506-6022 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Meals for The Crib Overnight Shelter

    We are accepting home or restaurant prepared breakfasts, lunches, and dinners to feed 25 at our overnight shelter. Meal drop-off or delivery should be scheduled in advance.

    Please contact contact Brittany Caine-Conley, Community and Congregational Relations Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a meal for The Crib.

  • Sanitary Supplies and Personal Protective Gear

    These items are essential for us to continue providing services on the streets and at our Youth Housing Programs.

    • Hand sanitizer
    • Disinfectant wipes
    • Surgical and N95 respirator masks

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

  • Hygiene/Personal Care Products

    Hygiene kits are distributed throughout our programs. Collect all or some of the items below in travel or sample size and assemble into kits packed into gallon-size resealable bags or donate separately.

    • shampoo
    • conditioner
    • comb
    • soap
    • body lotion
    • toothbrush
    • toothpaste
    • deodorant
    • mouthwash
    • lip balm
    • comb/brush
    • disposable razor
    • shaving cream
    • wash cloth
    • moist towelettes
    • sunscreen

    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.

  • Gift Cards and Ventra Passes

    Gift cards also 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
    • $15-30: Goodwill, Salvation Army
    • $10-25: Family Dollar
    • $10: Jewel-Osco, Mariano‚Äôs
    • $5-10: McDonalds, Burger King, 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
    1735 North Ashland Avenue
    Suite 2000
    Chicago, IL 60622

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

  • 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)
    • Adult size white t-shirts

    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.

1735 North Ashland Avenue, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60622 |
Phone: 773-784-9000