Our Wish List


  • Hygiene Kits

    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.

    Many hygiene items can be purchased in bulk through alltravelsizes.com, with 6% of your total purchase price going back to The Night Ministry. Enter the coupon code "Night" at check out 

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

    Next Steps

    For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 773-784-9000 ext. 7012.

    Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, at 4711 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, 60640.

    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.

  • Snacks, Sack Suppers, and Breakfast Food

    Cookies

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

    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.

    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..

    Breakfast Food

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

    Next Steps

    For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 773-784-9000 ext. 7012.

    Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, at 4711 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, 60640.

    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.

  • Clothing and Linen

    Simple clothing items go a long way in bringing comfort to those whom we serve.

    • Packages of new white or black tube adult socks
    • Packages of new adult size underwear (no bikinis, please)
    • White t-shirts
    • Athletic shorts
    • Twin linen sets

    For health reasons, we do not accept used clothing.

    Next Steps

    For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 773-784-9000 ext. 7012.

    Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, at 4711 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, 60640.

    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, Payless Shoe Store, Jewel-Osco
    • $10: Walgreens, CVS, Jewel-Osco, Mariano’s, Dunkin Donuts
    • $5: McDonalds, Burger King, Dunkin Donuts, Subway
    • Single ride Ventra Passes

    Next Steps

    For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 773-784-9000 ext. 7012.

    Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, at 4711 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, 60640.

    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.

  • Infant and Baby Needs

    You can support the young parents and their children in our Youth Housing Programs with these indispensable items.

    • Nose syringes (infant size)
    • Baby wash cloths
    • Baby powder
    • Vaseline
    • Baby nail clippers
    • A & D ointment/diaper cream
    • Disposable changing pads
    • Changing tables

    Next Steps

    For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 773-784-9000 ext. 7012.

    Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, at 4711 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, 60640.

    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.

  • Sharing the Spirit of the Holidays

    Bring hope and joy to the young people and adults whom we serve during the holidays. Thanks to the generosity of volunteers and donors, The Night Ministry hosts celebrations across all of our programs throughout December with food, hot chocolate, gifts, and stockings for individuals who might otherwise go without. There are a number of ways to contribute to our holiday celebrations.

    Stockings

    Gather or purchase holiday stockings and stuff with new items that provide comfort for our clients. Stockings should be approximately 9" at the top, 12" at the foot, and 18" long. Drawstring closing preferred, but they can also be tied or pinned at the top. Please keep stockings secular. The should contain the following:

    • Toothbrush and travel-sized toothpaste
    • Small pack of tissues
    • Travel pack of Band-Aids
    • Full-size deodorant
    • Lip balm
    • Hand cream
    • Hand warmers
    • A pair of adult thermal socks
    • A pair of stretchy gloves
    • A small memo pad and pen
    • Deck of cards
    • Assorted candy, mints, and gum

    Winter Gear

    Collect or purchase new hats, scarves, sturdy gloves, and long underwear. Dark colors and adult large sizes are preferred.

    Gifts

    Every child we see at the Health Outreach Bus and each young person in our shelters receives a wrapped gift. To donate, visit our online registry at http://www.myregistry.com/giftlist/thenightministryholiday

    Gift Cards

    Donating gift cards help our clients purchase clothing, food, and supplies and get a meal.

    • $25 cards for Target, Kohl’s, Walmart, and Payless
    • $10 cards for Walgreens, CVS, Jewel, and Mariano’s
    • $5 cards of Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonald’s, Subway, Burger King, Walgreens, Jewel-Osco, and Mariano's

    Next Steps

    For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 773-784-9000 ext. 7012.

    Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, at 4711 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, 60640.

    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.

4711 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL 60640 | Phone: 773-784-9000