What Can I Donate?

Make a monetary donation

With a financial contribution from you we can continue to help individuals and their families heal and be safe. We are committed to providing comprehensive services that lead to sustainability and keep dreams alive.

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Visit and select South Suburban Family Shelter as your charitable organization to support.

Highest Need Items

We always need gift cards for gas stations, grocery stores, fast food restaurants, discount department stores. Other items we usually could use include: non-perishable, healthy food, women’s and children’s new sweat suits, packages of socks, cleaning supplies, paper products, school supplies, diapers, formula, winter hats, scarves, gloves (all sizes).

Click here to view a list of the most needed items – Wish List

Recycle your used cell phone

South Suburban Family Shelter continues to collect used cell phones, which are recycled and refurbished. For each phone collected, South Suburban Family Shelter is paid based on number and viability of the phones we collect. You can drop off your old phones at our office located at 18137 Harwood Avenue, Homewood.

Have clothes, shoes or small household items?

We have partnered with Open Access whose mission is to educate, advocate, and provide a gateway to services that meet the needs of individuals in communities where access to vital services is limited. They accept clothing, shoes and small household items in which they turn around and distribute to our shared areas free of charge through opening “community closets”.

Donations can be dropped off Monday- Friday 9am-5pm at 900 Maple Ave, Homewood. For further questions please contact Nick Koster at 708-799-9190

Looking to donate furniture?

We are grateful to partner with The Chicago Furniture Bank who collects donations of gently used furniture and household goods and distributes them to families and individuals transitioning into supportive housing.

Please click here for more information.