Providing Help and Hope
to Families in Crisis


WE ARE HERE FOR YOU.

WHAT WE DO

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LEND A HAND

Keeping Families Covered provides diapers and other basic needs to families. We distribute items through agency partnerships and direct-to-client service. We also raise awareness about diaper need and period poverty while working to build sustainable programs in Lake County. As a member of the National Diaper Bank Network, we give away diapers through our on-site diaper bank and mobile diaper pantry. We also provide other essentials like baby wipes, infant formula, new/gently used maternity wear and children's clothing/shoes (birth to age 12), baby care equipment and children's books. As a member of the Alliance for Period Supplies, we also give away period products to women and girls in the community.

Located in Waukegan, Illinois, Keeping Families Covered currently supports

over 1,200 families and 1,800 children every month with the basics

they need to thrive. 

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LEND A HAND

Help us ensure families in need have the basics by donating time, money or hosting a drive.

NEED A HAND?

Get help today – from gently used clothing to infant care essentials.

Donating That's Easy

One of the most popular ways to give back is by donating goods. We accept new and gently used maternity wear as well as children's clothing/shoes (newborn to youth size 12).

WE NO LONGER ACCEPT USED BABY EQUIPMENT OF ANY KIND.

Box Up

Package up your new or gently used clothing and schedule a pickup online.

Pick Up

Leave your clothing donations on your doorstep and we’ll swing by to pick them up.

Distribution

After ensuring the items pass our checklist, we’ll put them into the hands of families in need.

A Few Ways to Help

Donate Goods

We work with you to make the donation process easy. Simply bag or box up your new or gently used maternity wear, children's clothing and shoes. Schedule an appointment online and we’ll pick them up for free. We also have a bin outside of our office for after-hours donations. Your donated goods will be given to families in need----not sold.

WE NO LONGER ACCEPT USED BABY EQUIPMENT OF ANY KIND.

Monetary Donations

Although we give away diapers and period products to those that need them, we purchase 90% of those items for our programs. We rely on fundraising events, diaper/period supply drives and cash donations to fulfill our mission of ensuring that every family has the basics  they need to thrive. 

Host a Drive

Infants and toddlers need, on average, between 8-12 diapers per day. Yet 1 out of every 3 families struggles to afford this critical amount.

The average woman spends 2,535 days on their period in a lifetime.

 

For the 1 in 4 women who struggles with period poverty, those days are stressful, unsanitary and financially draining. By hosting a diaper or period supply drive, you can help fill our shelves with these basic needs and keep Lake County families clean, dry and healthy. We’ll provide you with everything you need for a successful drive.

Donate a Little Time

Whether you’re a large organization or a single individual, we are always in need of volunteers (ages 6+) to lend a helping hand. We rely on the helping hands of others to assist us with on-site and off-site programs, diaper drives and other events throughout the year. Click on the button below to see our volunteer opportunities and sign up!

Testimonial

The Sullivan Family 

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"You and your organization have helped to make an incredible difference in our home over the past year.  For what you do, I commend you; for what you have done for my family, I thank you."

The Sullivan Family 

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Keeping Families Covered 2021 ©

Tax ID Number: 27-3434770

Get In Touch

224-637-1644   

info@keepingfamiliescovered.org

3250-B N. Oak Grove Ave.

Waukegan, IL 60087

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Keeping Families Covered is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit recognized by the IRS.