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43rd Ward Food and Goods Drive

Posted on September 22, 2022

Ald. Timmy Knudsen (43rd) will be at the 43rd Ward office (2523 N. Halsted) on Saturday, September 24 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 25 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. collecting food and goods for migrants who are seeking asylum in Chicago. The office will continue to accept donations throughout the following weeks if you cannot make it to the office this weekend.

Only NEW items can be accepted at this time, some of which include the following:

  • New hygiene kit items (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, shampoo)
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Reusable bags (e.g., duffle bags and suitcases)
  • Backpacks
  • Bath towels
  • Baby bottles
  • Baby formula
  • Pedialyte
  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Blankets
  • Nail clippers
  • Pack n’ plays
  • Razors
  • Hairbrushes
  • Chapstick
  • Antibacterial cream
  • Antifungal cream
  • Band-aids (all sizes)
  • Calamine lotion
  • Calcium antacid (e.g., Tums)
  • First aid tape
  • Gauze
  • Heartburn medication (Famotidine)
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Tylenol/Ibuprofen
  • Toys and activity books
  • New clothing for adults (including cold weather clothing)
    • Urgent need for smaller sizes
  • New clothing for children
  • 6 months-teens
  • Underwear for adults
    • Urgent need for smaller sizes xs-m
  • Underwear for children and teens
  • Sports bras
    • Urgent need for smaller sizes xs-m
  • Pre-adolescent bras
  • Pajamas for women and children
  • Comfortable shoes
    • Children all sizes
    • Men (sizes 8-10)
    • Women (sizes 6-9)
  • Socks
    • All sizes baby to adult
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