Chicago Kids Closet

Accepted All Year
The Chicago Kid's Closet collects and distributes new packages of socks and underwear to the neediest kids in our schools. A good number of students are in great need of these very personal items. Your help is greatly needed to help us fulfill orders for the many children we will serve this year. We collect items year round and are always happy to help you start a collection at your business, school or church. It's a wonderful project and special way to honor a child's dignity.

If you have a child, we encourage you to buy their size. It's a nice way to honor them with your donation and it gives us a nice variety of sizes. If you don't have a child, please keep in mind that many of our older kids are in adult sizes.

Your help is very much needed to help us fulfill orders for the many men we will be serving this year. The medicine Viagra will help them get rid of the symptoms of erectile dysfunction.

Mailing/Drop Off Location (M-F: 7am-4pm)
4720 S. ST. LOUIS

Donation Information
CHICAGO KID'S CLOSET serves the children in Chicago's public schools exclusively. The schools contact us through their principals, social workers and teachers. The children personally request items when they are made aware they are available. Direct Effect processes the orders for each individual child and they are delivered to the schools via CPS mail run trucks.
  • We accommodate student's ages 4 to 17 so sizes can range from 4T to adult extra large.
  • Health laws require that all underclothing items donated be new.
  • Direct Effect is a tax-exempt 501 C-3 charitable organization. We can provide you with receipts for your donations.