July 18, 2020

10am - 2pm

Many of our clients have been hard hit by isolation, lost income and difficulty in securing basic items because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The shortages have lingered longer and the increased costs for cleaning supplies and food items have created a new level of need among those we serve. 

To fill this need we are hosting an Essential Supplies Drive-thru on July 18th from 10AM to 2PM at several locations around the city. We will be collecting toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies and non perishable food items for clients and will be utilizing the drive-thru model to allow for social distancing.

We will have HOW marked Vehicles/ Donation Areas at all participating sites from 10AM to 2PM.

We are accepting the following items:

  • Unopened packaged and non-perishable foods (please check the "best by" date)

  • Cleaning supplies

    • Paper Towels

    • Cleaning sprays

    • All-purpose cleaner

    • Disinfectant wipes

    • Lysol spray

    • Floor cleaner

    • Bleach

    • Toilet bowl cleaner

    • Laundry soap

    • Dish soap​

  • Laundry detergent

  • Toilet paper

Can't make it in-person? Consider making a donation through Amazon by purchasing from HOW's Amazon wish list!

Donation Drive-Thru locations (more to be added!):

  • Coming to a location near you! We are still securing community partners and will have a complete list of drive-thru locations soon!


Rogers Park


1607 W. Howard St.

Chicago, IL 60626

Please follow the blue arrow to the parking lot behind the building. 



Lake View

Jewel- Osco Parking Lot 

2940 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60657


Oak Park

Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church  

405 S Euclid Ave

Oak Park, IL 60302


Hyde Park

Jewel-Osco Parking Lot 6014 S. Cottage Grove

Chicago, IL 60637

Amazon Wish List

Can't make it in-person? No worries, there is still a way to help! You can purchase cleaning donations for clients through HOW's Amazon wish list!

We appreciate your support! 


Email Noelle Moore or call 773.465.5770 x 257 with any questions or to learn how to set up a donation collection location.


Housing Opportunities for Women

1607 W Howard St.

Third Floor

Chicago, IL 60626


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