Spring into Action! Spring is a time for projects, plans, and new beginnings. Like all of us, the clients at HOW could use a fresh start this season too. And you can help with a donation to the Spring Cleaning Supply Drive!

This year, from April 1 through April 30 we are accepting household cleaning item donations. Donations of full-size, unused products will be distributed to the nearly 500 households HOW serves. The following items are needed:

  • Dish soap

  • Floor cleaner

  • Stove cleaner

  • Multi-purpose cleaner

  • Bleach

  • Laundry detergent

  • Disinfectant wipes

  • Mops

  • Brooms

  • Buckets

  • Sponges

  • Empty spray bottles

The majority of our clients have suffered chronic homelessness. The housing HOW provides offers them stability and a chance to rebuild after facing trauma and challenges. Your cleaning supply donations will meet a basic need for the individuals and families we serve – keeping their homes clean!

Shop online at Amazon to have donations sent directly to HOW or gather your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors to make a group donation of spring cleaning items.


Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:

HOW North

1607 W. Howard St. Chicago, IL 60626

HOW South

400 W.  76th St. Chicago, IL 60620

Euclid Avenue UMC

405 S. Euclid, Oak Park, IL 60302


Lake Street Church

607 Lake St. Evanston 60201


Rogers Park Baptist Church, 

1900 W. Greenleaf Chicago, IL 60626

Devon Bank

950 Milwaukee Ave, Glenview

Zion Grove Baptist Church

321 E. Pershing Rd. Chicago, IL 60653 


We appreciate your support! 


Email mkostecka@how-inc.org or call 773.465.5770 x 256 with any questions or to learn more about making a donation or setting up a donation collection location.


“It’s not how much we give but how much LOVE we put into giving.” – Mother Teresa


Housing Opportunities for Women

1607 W Howard St.

Third Floor

Chicago, IL 60626


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