100 Cleveland Ave
Carpentersville IL

Outreach Center

21 Washington St,
Carpentersville IL

Contact Us

(847) 783-7030

Pantry Hours

Wednesdays 5 -7pm
Thursdays 6 - 8pm

Holiday Shopping

The holidays will be here before you know it and we want to put smiles on the faces of kids in our community that might not otherwise have a bright holiday. We’re doing a Holiday Shopping event where parents and guardians can come and select gift items like stocking stuffers or toys for each of their kiddos. We’re also collecting food that we don’t normally carry regularly. We’re estimating at least 500 kids will be shopped for, so the need is very real!

We’ll be collecting now through December 10th, with shopping dates for our patrons the week of December 17th.

How can you help?

  1. Organize a Drive to Collect Items: are you a business or group that can organize a drive to collect the items on our list? Fill out this form to sign up.
  2. Become a Collection Site: are you a business that can put out a bin to collect items? Fill out this form to sign up. You can print out a Holiday Shopping Flyer to include with your collection bin.
  3. Donate Items as an Individual: start buying items off our IDEAS LIST, and we’ll be having drop off dates through November and December .
  4. Donate Money: can’t shop but what to help? You can DONATE so that we can purchase the things we need to make more kids happy.
  5. Shop Our Amazon List:  you can shop our AMAZON WISH LIST. (Items are shipped to board president, Nikki Kuhlman.)
  6. Share with Your Friends: help us get the word out by sharing this page with all your friends.
What to Donate: download our Holiday Shopping Idea List – 2023. You can also shop our Amazon Wish list.
Drop-off times at the Outreach Center (21 Washington Street, Carpentersville):
  • Friday, November 10th from 6pm to 8pm
  • Monday, November 20th from 9am to 12pm
  • Monday, November 27th from 3pm to 5pm
  • Wednesday, November 29th from 4pm to 6pm
  • Monday, December 4th from 1pm to 3pm
  • Sunday, December 10th from 1 to 3pm


Thank You to Our Other Collection Sites:

  • Alexander’s Cafe (1725 N State St, Elgin)
  • Algonquin Commons (1900 S Randall Road, Algonquin in the Management office)
  • Algonquin Lakes Elementary School (1401 Compton Dr, Algonquin)
  • Assured Concepts Group (1141 E Main St, East Dundee)
  • Foote Compass Realty (115 W Main St, Suite 100, West Dundee)
  • G&R Heating and Air (24 Center Dr, Unit 9 Gilberts, IL 60136)
  • Hampshire High School (1600 Big Timber Road, Hampshire)
  • Jersey Mikes Carpentersville (123 Western Ave., Carpentersville)
  • Jersey Mikes LITH (285 N Randall Road, Lake in the Hills)
  • The Village Squire (125 Washington St, Dundee)
  • Westfield Community School (2100 Sleepy Hollow Rd, Algonquin)
  • The Woodlands at Canterfield (901 Angle Tarn, West Dundee)


For questions, email Terri Naaf.