Donate Items

Care for Real relies on the generosity of neighbors and the efforts of dedicated volunteers to distribute food six days a week and offer other essential items to clients. Please view the important reminders below about what Care for Real can and cannot accept. We also have an Amazon Wish List, Target Wish List and a Chewy Wish List for pet food that are updated regularly with our most needed items.

Donations are accepted at the rear of our building from 12pm-3pm Monday through Saturday. Enter the driveway immediately north of 5341 N. Sheridan and proceed to the rear of the building. Our unloading area is located at the northernmost set of grey double doors next to the green donation bins at the end of the building.

Care for Real accepts donations of non-perishable foods, full-sized toiletries, unopened and unexpired dog and cat food, reusable bags, clean plastic and paper bags, Black hair care products, menstruation products, diapers, formula, baby wipes, paper towels, toilet paper, and more.
We do not accept out of season clothing, toys, open/expired food, housewares including furniture, bedding, towels, dishes, etc, electronics, toys, or books.  Please do not leave donations outside the door when we are closed.

Amazon Wish List Target Wish List Chewy Wish List Host a Drive

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