In-Kind Donations

In addition to monetary donations ECAC accepts a variety of in-kind donations. Please reference the list below to determine if your donation can be accepted*. Due to the busy nature of our work and our limited transportation capacity we are not often able to pick up your donations. We also do not accept unsolicited drop-off donations. Please contact our donations coordinator regarding each potential donation.
*In order to show respect to our clients, we only accept new or slightly used items. If a used item is potentially unsafe, may not work properly, or is so worn or old that the previous owner no longer wishes to use it, we respectfully ask that you refrain from donating that item to our refugees.
Please contact us for more information or questions about donating: (773) 508-0303 ext.112
When refugees arrive in the United States, they come with very few (if any) household items. They have to furnish and supply an entire home with very few financial resources. You can help them by gathering the items listed here: Welcome Pack.

Special Requests

Winter Clothing

Digital Camera
Our caseworkers need a digital camera to document our refugees first arrival to the U.S. Photo's of their arrival at the airport and their first visit to their new homes in Chicago will be valuable mementos to our refugee families in the future.
Laptop Computer(s)
Our caseworkers need a laptop(s) for working remotely when they take clients to various, time consuming, appointments.
Winter Jackets/Coats
Winter Hats
Winter Gloves
New Socks



School Packs

Bed Frames
New/never used box springs & mattresses
Dressers for clothing
Kitchen/dining table & chairs
Coffee Tables

Backpack filled with:

4 Notebooks 
4 Folders
Pencils, sharpener, & erasers
Pens (black or blue)
Crayons, colored pencils, or markers
Pencil Case 

Optional Items:

Three-ring Binders
Loose-leaf paper
Coloring/Activity books
Small toys 

1730 W. Greenleaf Ave. | Chicago, IL 60626
Tel: (773) 508-0303 | Fax: (773) 508-0309
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