Share the Warmth: Winter Clothing Drive

October 11, 2023

As cold weather approaches, the Park District of Highland Park and City of Highland Park are partnering with the Community Care Collective of Chicago’s 33rd Ward to collect much-needed items for asylum seekers arriving in Chicago.

More than 18,000 migrants, mostly from Central and South America, have come to Chicago since last fall. Hundreds continue to arrive daily in need of shelter and supplies. Together, we can make a difference and extend a warm welcome to those who are seeking refuge and a brighter future.

Drop-off Dates: Mon,  Oct 16 – Fri, Dec 1

Accepted Items

For Men, Women, and Children (Lightly Used/Clean OR New):

  • Winter coats (NO wool coats)
  • Winter shoes (NO dress shoes, high heels, or sandals)
  • Sweatshirts and sweatpants 
  • Hats, gloves, and scarves
  • Snow pants
  • Comforters and blankets

Not Accepted Items

  • NO warm weather clothes
  • NO houseware items
  • NO food
  • NO toys, stuffed animals, games, or electronics
  • NO school supplies

Drop-off Locations: