Share Your Extra Stuff

At Share Our Spare we understand how “extra” items can make an extraordinary difference, and that the simple act of sharing your extras can change a child’s life.

When you donate new or gently used items for children ages newborn to five, you are providing children with the basics needed at a pivotal time in their childhood. We closely inspect each donation to ensure that it is free of stains and holes and that all baby gear is safe, clean and ready to use. With your help, we ensure that every item distributed meets our quality standards.

We gratefully accept donations at our River West warehouse. Please check out our drop-off dates. We will help you unload your donations and make sure that they get to the families in Chicago who need them the most through our network of committed social service agency partners.

Share Our Spare is happy to accept the following NEW or GENTLY USED items:

NEW OR GENTLY USED: NEW / UNUSED ITEMS:
  • All Clothing and Outerwear (ages 0-5T)
  • Baby Carriers
  • Baby Swings
  • Pack and Plays
  • Blankets (Stroller or Swaddle Size)
  • Bundle Me
  • Exersaucers
  • High Chairs
  • Play Mats/Activity Gyms
  • Strollers
  • Books
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Baby Soap and Lotion
  • Bottles
  • Burp Cloths/Bibs
  • Diaper Cream
  • Pacifiers
  • Wipes
  • Small Educational Toys
SHARE OUR SPARE DOES NOT ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
  • Bedding
  • Car Seats
  • Cribs
  • Diaper Pails
  • Nursery Décor
  • Nursing Items

In addition to donated items, you may purchase some of our many essential items through our online registry. Please visit here to see our list.

Our In-Kind Tax Receipt can be found here.

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