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 a Wish List that is 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.
We do not accept out of season clothing, toys, open/expired food, housewares including furniture, bedding, towels, dishes, etc, electronics, or books. We limit clothing donations to 2 bags per week due to limited space.
Please do not leave donations outside the door when we are closed.