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Few things are as magical as receiving a holiday gift. Join HOW this holiday season in spreading some cheer to a HOW client or family by supporting our efforts to collect gift cards and children's toys.  Something as simple as a gift card lets a client know that someone cares about them and their family. With your support, these gifts will make the holidays special for someone who might otherwise struggle to celebrate the season. 

HOW offers supportive housing and wrap-around services to clients who are rebuilding their lives after a period of instability and homelessness. For many single adult clients, the HOW holiday wish program is the only gift they may receive this year. 

For HOW families, the holidays can be a difficult time as they have the added financial burden of trying to buy gifts, while already struggling to provide for their family. In the same way we support clients with housing, employment and many other areas, we aim to alleviate the burden of holiday stress for them. 

“Thank you so much for sponsoring me and my 3 babies. Life has been rough on me and you made it better!”  

HOW will be collecting toys and items for youth ages newborn to 18 until Wednesday, December 14th. Need some item ideas? 

  • educational toys

  • books 

  • fidget toys

  • building toys

  • dolls and cars 

  • soft blankets 

  • basketball/ football 

  • art supplies 

How to Particpate


HOW is happy to accept in-person donations of new toys or items for children aged newborn to 18. 

Drop-off times are limited due to COVID-19. To schedule a drop-off time, please reserve a time here. All drop-offs will be at our Northside office: 

1607 W Howard St. 

Suite 3

Chicago, IL 60626


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