Facing Forward

Share the Love Donation Drive: February 2024

This February, join Facing Forward in welcoming families who have experienced homelessness into long-term, supportive housing!

Check out our housewarming basket and essential supplies lists below to donate between February 1st - 29th and support our neighbors as they start new chapters in their lives.

 

Ways to Participate:

  • Participate Solo - Gather essential items independently and contribute to the Share the Love Donation Drive. Your individual effort makes a meaningful impact!

 

  • Plan a Group Service Project - Facing Forward works closely with workplaces, faith-based groups, families, classrooms, and more to make sure Sharing the Love an easy and fun team-building experience.

 

  • Team Up with a Local Business - Reach out to local businesses like cafes, bookstores, coffee shops, grocery stores, or community centers. Discuss the essential items listed below and encourage them to collect donations. Help create partnerships that support neighbors experiencing homelessness.

 

  • Give Virtually If you prefer a contactless approach, consider contributing virtually! Explore Facing Forward's Amazon wish list and have essential items shipped directly to us. Additionally, you can make a monetary donation on our website to support our mission from the comfort of your own space.

 

  • Help Spread the Word - Amplify the impact of the Share the Love Donation Drive by sharing on social media, engaging your community, distributing digital flyers, collaborating with influencers, and utilizing workplace communication channels. Your outreach plays a vital role in making this initiative a success! **Remember to tag us in your posts and use our hash tag, #FacingForward.

 


 

Donation Drop-Off Day (New Option!)

Mark your calendar for our official Donation Drop-Off Day and receive a special treat from Facing Forward!

  • Saturday, February 24th
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Facing Forward - 2501 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL, 60612
  • Please call (312) 925-9738 upon arrival. Facing Forward Associate Board members will meet you in front of the building to help unload your donations!

**Can't make it on the 24th, no worries! Email marilyn@ffchicago.org to coordinate a drop-off time that works for you!

 

For questions or help bringing your Share the Love project to life, please contact Marilyn Salazar at marilyn@ffchicago.org or (312) 925-9738.


What to Donate:

Pack a large laundry basket with any of the following:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Hand soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dish soap
  • Kitchen sponges
  • Multi-purpose cleaner
  • Trash bags
  • Kitchen and bath towels
  • Can opener
  • Food storage containers
  • A note welcoming a family or individual to their new home
  • Laundry detergent
  • Multi-purpose cleaner
  • Dish soap
  • Kitchen sponges
  • Brooms
  • Mops
  • Trash bags
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash or soap
  • Hand soap
  • Kitchen and bath towels
  • Full size sheet sets
  • Cookware - basic pots, pans, etc.
  • CTA fare cards

 

About Facing Forward

Facing Forward is a Chicago-based nonprofit that partners with families and individuals who are currently experiencing or at risk of homelessness. We specialize in providing long-term, stable housing, essential resources, and personalized support services that build stability, improve mental and physical health, and increase access to empowering education and employment opportunities.

 

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