600 W. Fullerton Parkway
Chicago, IL 60614

Phone: (773) 549-6111
Fax: (773) 549-1767

General E-mail:


If you see something on the list below that you wish to donate, or if your office or organization would like to host a donation drive, please contact the Lincoln Park Community Shelter. LPCS cannot pick up donations; please call (773) 549-6111, ext. 216 to schedule a donation drop off.

If you have items to donate that we cannot accept, visit to find an organization in need of donations. Thank you!

Items needed ASAP:

  • Deodorant
  • Sunblock (specifically the travel sized one)
  • Mouthwash (alcohol free and travel sized)
  • Socks
  • Razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Floss
  • Men's white t-shirts (larger sizes)
  • Men's shoes (gently used or new)
  • Underwear (both men's and women's)

Other Needed Items:


  • Coffee
  • Powdered Creamer
  • Sugar
  • Cereal
  • Cereal Bars
  • Herbal Tea
  • Small Boxes of Chicken Broth

First Aid

  • Glucose Strips (Bayer, Contour Model)

  • Ibpruprofen
  • Maalox
  • Mylanta
  • Mucinex
  • Tyelonol
  • Sudephrine
  • Cough Syrup
  • Daytime Non-Drowsy Flu Relief
  • Antihistamine
  • Bacitracin Ointment

Kitchen Items

  • Can Openers
  • Napkins
  • Large Mixing Bowls
  • Dish Towels

Cleaning & Household Supplies

  • White Vinegar
  • Toilet Papter
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Fabric Softener
  • Bleach
  • Murphy's Oil Soap
  • Glass Cleaner
  • Oven Cleaner
  • Lysol 4-in-1
  • Pledge
  • Formula 409
  • Fantastik
  • Stainless Steel Cleaner
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Spray Disinfectant (Lysol)


  • Small Denomination Gift Cards (CVS, Walgreens, Costco)
  • CTA Passes
  • New Men's Dress Socks (Black or Tan)
  • Briefcases or other professional bags
  • AC units, space heaters, fans 

We are no longer accepting clothing donations.

If you are interested in donating clothing, here are some great options:


Social Service Centers (Free clothing to clients)

Sarah’s Circle (Women’s clothing only; Uptown)

The Ark Thrift Shop (Wicker Park)

Elam Davies Social Service Center (Downtown)

Goldie’s Place (Lincoln Square)

Nearly New Shop (St. Vincent DePauls; Lincoln Park)

Brown Elephant (Lakeview/Wrigleyville)

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported the LPCS Clothing Closet in the past.

We greatly appreciate all of your generosity!