“My First Chicago Winter” Warm Clothing Drive

Benefiting Heartland Alliance’s Refugee and Immigrant Community Services

We are seeking donations of warm clothing and boots for our newly arrived refugee families!

Please bring your donations to our office at 4419 N Ravenswood Ave before Wednesday, November 15, 2017.  The best time to deliver donations is between 2:00-5:00 PM on weekdays.

All items should be in new or “like new” condition.

Our participants are in need of the following items:

  • Winter Boots (infant-adult sizes; men and women)
  • Winter Coats (infant-adult sizes; men and women)
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Warm Socks

Please contact Emma Stensvaag, Supervisor – Refugee Youth and Family Adjustment at 773.830.5965 or estensvaag@heartlandalliance.org for more information or with questions.


The Adopt-A-Family Campaign

Will you be ALL IN this holiday season? 

Join Heartland Alliance in our annual Adopt-A-Family and Stuff-A-Stocking campaigns and provide a memorable holiday for our most vulnerable neighbors in Chicago and Milwaukee.

Click below to get started:

What is the Adopt-A-Family campaign?

The Adopt-A-Family campaign provides gifts and basic necessities to those in need during the holidays. Common wish list items include winter outerwear (coats, hats, gloves, etc.), toiletries, boots and children’s toys.

What is the Stuff-A-Stocking campaign?

The Stuff-A-Stocking campaign provides stockings stuffed with small, much needed items for youth and adults in our residential housing programs.  For this campaign, supporters contribute funds that are used to purchase the items requested by participants.  We will assemble the stockings – with your help – at two Stocking Stuffing Parties on Thursday, 11/30 and Saturday, 12/2 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at our office in the loop.