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Furnishing hope to Northern Illinois since 1986.

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5111 Chase Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60515

Closed 11/26 through 11/28 for Thanksgiving.

Our Commitment to Quality…

With every furniture or item donation, we strive to only accept and then provide to our clients high quality and long lasting items. With this in mind, as we work with our donors we strive to make sure every item received is clean and without defects. This allows us to provide items our clients can be proud of. We also recognize that our donors put great faith in how we distribute the items they provide. We uphold their faith in how we use their donations by making sure they are only going to individuals or families that currently do not have, but are in great need of, each item.

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Items We Accept…

KITCHEN, BATHROOM & HOUSEWARES

HOME FURNISHINGS & ITEMS

NEW CLEANING & PERSONAL CARE SUPPLIES

When available, we try to provide each family that visits us with enough new cleaning supplies and personal care items for their home & family. See the list below:

  • Bar Soap
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Toothpaste/brush
  • Deodorant
  • Shaving Cream/razor
  • Toilet Paper
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • All Purpose Cleaner
  • Liquid Dish Soap
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Dust Spray

It takes more then just furniture to serve a family - that is why we also provide housewares to each family when there is a need. See the list below:

  • Dishes
  • Cups/Glasses
  • Flatware
  • Pots & Pans
  • Tupperware
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Bakeware
  • Irons/Boards
  • Toaster Ovens
  • Blenders
  • Microwaves
  • Kitchen/Bathroom Towels
  • Small Decorative Items
  • Toasters
  • Vacuums

BABY ITEMS

We focus our efforts on trying to provide families in need with furniture to help make their house a home. It is your gently used furniture that makes this happen. See the list below:

  • Tables & Chairs
  • Sofa & Love seats (non-sleeper)
  • Sectional Sofas (all pieces must be included & in excellent condition)
  • Recliners
  • Dressers
  • End Tables
  • Coffee Tables
  • Bed-side Tables
  • Small Area/Throw Rugs
  • Bookshelves
  • Microwave Stand
  • Frames for Twin, Full or Queen
  • Bedding for Twin, Full & Queen
  • Pillows (New Only)
  • Lamps - Floor/Table
  • Small TV Stands
  • Flat Screen TVs

A new parent is top on our priority list - as it's important they have what they need for the little ones in their lives. See the list below:

  • Cribs (non-drop side)
  • Portable Cribs
  • Crib Mattresses
  • Toddler Beds
  • Car Seats (under 6 yrs. old)
  • Strollers
  • High Chairs
  • Booster Seats
  • Changing Table
  • New Diapers and Wipes
  • New Baby Bottles
  • New Pacifiers
  • All Infant Clothing

With the introduction of COVID-19, we had to adjust the extras that we can currently take. While we must still hold off on most clothing, we are now accepting baby clothing & coats for children & adults . See the list below:

  • Baby Clothing (up to 2T)
  • Children’s coats up to size 10
  • Children’s winter hats & gloves
  • Adult winter coats
  • Baby blankets
  • Picture Frames, Paintings and small home decorations 
  • New Toys (See Toy Program)

CLOTHING & MISC ITEMS

Commercial & Bulk Donations…

We are proud to have experience working direct with commercial donors since 1986. Items are never sold to the public and go direct to furnishing hope to families in crisis. 

Sharing Connections remains a grassroots 501c3 organization with over 320 annual volunteers ready to make a difference. Our current space of over 13,000 sq. ft. and three loading docks allows us to accept larger donations and quickly provide them to those in crisis - all paid for without state or federal dollars. 


If you are interested in donating items to support our mission, please contact us at 630-971-0565, x222 and we will be happy to accommodate.

From our internal inventory tracking to our internal steps that prevent store returns, our in-house developed system and procedures take the trust you’ve placed in us very serious. Your donations allow us to make a huge impact through the opportunity to provide items to individuals and families. We take pride in finding these items a great home.

Commercial & bulk donations serve 1,000’s every year through Sharing Connections!

Call us today at 630-971-0565 and make a huge impact.

Items we are unable to accept through general public donations 

(non-commercial).

ARE THERE ITEMS THAT ARE NOT ACCEPTED?

While we do sincerely appreciate you choosing us for your donations, due to state or federal regulations, space constraints and/or the need for us to concentrate on serving families in need of necessary home furnishings and household items, we cannot take everything. On your next visit, please ask one of our staff or volunteers for a tour to see how we use our space and donations that are provided to us by donors like you! 

Furniture

  • Pre-owned Twin, Full, Queen or King Mattress/Box
  • Sleeper Sofas
  • Used Outdoor furniture/Patio furniture/wicker furniture
  • Large Appliances: Refrigerators, Stoves, Washers and Dryers.
  • Office furniture and equipment (includes file cabinets)
  • Glass or marble kitchen / dining tables 
  • Captains bed, loft bed or waterbed
  • Trundle Frames
  • Large Desks
  • Buffet or china cabinet
  • Entertainment Centers
  • Armoires


Misc. Items

  • All clothing over size 2T (baby 24 mos.)
  • Adult/Children's books (donate to your local library)
  • VCR tapes/DVDs
  • Used toys of any kind(includes stuffed animals)
  • Food
  • Bikes
  • Medical Equipment
  • Gas powered tools or equipment
  • Exercise equipment
  • Holiday decorations
  • Christmas trees
  • Sports equipment of any kind
  • Tube or Projection Televisions
  • Luggage

Baby Items

  • Baby Food
  • Indoor children’s play sets
  • Outdoor children’s furniture/play sets


Personal Care

  • Medication of any kind
  • Used personal care items of any kind
  • Used cleaning supplies


Housewares

  • Air Conditioners
  • Console/Projection Televisions
  • VCR Players
  • “Built-ins” of any kind
  • Sewing machines
  • Cups or glasses with business logos or commercial markings
  • All window treatments
  • Large Area carpets

CLOTHING DONATION UPDATE:

We are currently accepting baby clothing up to size 2T (24 mos.). We are unable to accept all other clothing at this time due to space constraints. We will update this when we are able to expand this area once again.

For a printable list of items we need and list of items we currently do not accept, visit our full desktop website.

Together, We Furnish Hope.

5111 Chase Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515 - 630.971.0565 - Fax 630.971.9594 

Hours: Donations accepted Mon.-Fri.: 9am-3pm, Sat. 9am-Noon, & Sun.: Closed

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Furnished hope to more than 128,280 individuals since 1986.