Reusing old stuff.
Making new friends.
We organized Freebies for Families in memory of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, a young mom from Pilsen who was tragically killed while trying to get some free baby clothes via a Facebook connection.
Guardians in need - and those wishing to unload gently used baby and kid items - can safely drop off, pick up or both at this bi-monthly event. All leftover donations benefit local organizations such as Metro Family Services and Cradles 2 Crayons.
Must stand 6' apart
Must keep mask over nose AND mouth
No public restroom available
Entrants will be let in 5-10 at a time
Visits timed for 20 minutes per group
Masks will be required at all times, over both mouth and nose
Hand sanitizer must be used at each booth
No more than 2 at a booth at a time
HOW IT WORKS
ask SWC, Not the venue.
Please don't call the location for details. The staff aren't on hand during the event and have no information.
We can't pick up donations.
We have no storage available to us, and cannot pick up your donation in between events.
when & where
Freebies is typically held on the 4th Saturday of every even-numbered month (Feb, April, June, August, October, December). The location is TBD, but always takes place from 12-2pm.
donations not accepted after 12pm.
Once the event starts, we stop taking donations. Arrive between 10 & 11am for drop-off. Your donations are tax-deductible as well.
Donation Drop off Process:
Please wash and sort by size all donations prior to drop off.
Do not have children drop off without an adult present.
WHAT WE NEED
Infant/toddler clothing, coats & shoes - NO STAINS OR TEARS
Gear, such as high chairs, strollers, pack-n-plays
Fresh diapers, sealed wipes, jars of food/formula
Used underwear or cloth diapers
Preteen, teen or adult clothing in any condition
Food that is half-used or with a broken seal; used pacifiers or teethers
Car seats that are past the expiration date
Puzzles, toys, LEGOS, dolls or stuffed animals