Lend a Hand!

MANY WAYS TO HELP OUT

LEND A HAND

Keeping Families Covered offers a variety of ways to help under-resourced families in Lake County. By donating goods, time or money, not only do families in need benefit, but donors do as well. Every donation is tax deductible, making it twice as nice and offering twice the benefits.

 

Donate Goods

WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING CHILDREN'S CLOTHING, SHOES OR BABY GEAR/EQUIPMENT DONATIONS AT THIS TIME. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.  

 

DIAPER DONATIONS ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED AT OUR OFFICE. 

OUR FREE HOME PICKUP SERVICE IS UNAVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 

Schedule A

Home Pick-Up

Home pick-up service is available

on Tuesdays from 10:00am to 2:30pm 

(within 25 miles of Waukegan only). 

Please check the donation checklist below to view acceptable and unacceptable items.

All donations must pass our quality standards. Please double check that your clothing donations are free of stains, holes and damage. Baby gear must be clean, safe, functional and include all parts/pieces. 

We now use Housecall Pro to schedule our home pick-ups.

Please click on the button below

to be directed to the online scheduling feature! 

Critical Needs

Donation List

Disposable Diapers

(Sizes 1, 2 & 3)

Boys/Girls

3T-4T & 4T-5T Pull-Ups 

Baby Wipes

Boys & Girls Clothing

(Size 5 through Size 12)

Children’s books (0-5 age range)

Pack 'n Plays

Our needs are always changing. Please check back periodically!

After-Hours

Donation Bin

Can't make it to our office during business hours? Stop by our

after hours donation bin!

Available 24/7 for diaper donations only 

NO OTHER DONATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME

Located outside of our office at

3250-B N. Oak Grove Ave, Waukegan, IL 60087

Click on the donation checklist button below to view acceptable items. Please save any perishable goods or formulas for

in-person donations.

Make A Monetary Donation

All monetary donations go directly towards purchasing diapers for our diaper bank, which has distributed over 2 million diapers to Lake County families. Funds also support our mobile diaper pantry, which distributes free diapers at 4 locations in the community multiple times each month. We currently purchase 90% of the diapers that we give away, so we rely on financial support to sustain our diaper distribution program. Monetary donations make it possible for us to continue providing specific sizes and quantities of diapers that we can’t always count on from diaper drives alone. Our diaper bank requires ongoing support through donations of diapers and dollars in order to serve the community. As an organization that is run by volunteers, every dollar we receive supports our programs---not salaries or overhead.

Did you know that your dollars go farther when you donate to us? We can buy diapers at less than half of retail cost thanks to preferred purchasing programs through our membership with the National Diaper Bank Network. That means that we can buy a higher volume of diapers at a lower cost---and your monetary gift is essentially doubled!  Now that's twice as nice!

 

Donations do more than just put diapers on a shelf in our warehouse. They make a real and lasting impact in the lives of over 1,800 children in Lake County every month by keeping them clean, dry and healthy. 

Keeping Families Covered is recognized as a nonprofit charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and all contributions, including financial, are tax deductible under section 170 of the code.

SECURED VIA PAYPAL

 

Amazon Smile Donations

Did you know that your personal Amazon purchases can help benefit Keeping Families Covered? Next time you're online, shop through Smile.Amazon.com and 0.5% of your total will be donated to Keeping Families Covered.

 

AmazonSmile offers the same products, prices, and convenience as Amazon.com, but with the added bonus of giving back to the community. You can also donate items through our AmazonSmile wish list and they'll be delivered directly to our office. 

Stay Connected

Stay connected and keep up to date on all things Keeping Families Covered:

  • Check out our Events page to stay in the loop about diaper drives, fundraisers, volunteer opportunities and other events 

  • Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter

  • Take a look at our News page featuring various articles and news stories highlighting our work to help families in crisis get back on their feet. 

 

Host a Diaper or Period Supply Drive

Want to make a difference and help families in your community? Consider organizing,  or hosting, a diaper or period supply drive! We’ll provide a toolkit, donation boxes and marketing materials – then we'll pick up the donations you collect. All you have to do is find a location, promote the event and collect goods. It’s easy!

Give a Diaper to a Child in Need

As a member of the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN), our on-site diaper bank and mobile diaper pantry distributes FREE disposable diapers and wipes.  We give away over 100,000 diapers each month to more than 1,800 children. Through purchases, donations and community diaper drives,

we get diapers into the hands of families that need them.

 

Your support will provide this basic need to a child so they will be clean, dry and healthy. 

3 MONTH SUPPLY 

OF DIAPERS

6 MONTH SUPPLY 

OF DIAPERS

12 MONTH SUPPLY 

OF DIAPERS

DONATE IN HONOR
OF A LOVED ONE

 

Become a Community Partner

Keeping Families Covered distributes items through established agencies that work directly with families in need. Those partnerships ensure that diapers get into the hands of those who need them, our program compliments other services (home visits, case management, health screenings, self-sufficiency programs, job training) and providing families with basic needs will help to connect them with other assistance programs in the community.

Agency partners request items on behalf of the clients they serve and we fill the requests. Case workers and/or agency representatives pick up their orders at our Waukegan office and then handle the distribution to the families. 

We are very intentional with how we grow and who we partner with to distribute our items. Our partners include home visiting programs, shelters, food pantries, townships, healthcare clinics and community based organizations. An agency must have a partnership agreement with us in order to request assistance for their clients. Our partnership agreement is collaborative and requires each agency to support the mission, and programs, of Keeping Families Covered, throughout each calendar year.

If your nonprofit organization is interested in becoming a partner, please contact our office at 224-637-1644 or email us at info@keepingfamiliescovered.org.

Donate a Little Time & Volunteer

Keeping Families Covered is always in need of volunteers to support our efforts to help families in the Lake County community.

 

Adults and children (ages 6 and up) are welcome! We can host small businesses, corporations, churches, schools, sports teams, service groups and community organizations. We offer weekday volunteer opportunities during our normal business hours (Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 2:30 pm) as well as evening and weekend options. We also offer 1 Saturday Service Day each month with 15-20 participant slots. Special events and other opportunities will be posted as they become available. Contact us for more information about how you can get involved with our organization.  

We use SignUp.com to assist us with managing our volunteer opportunities. Click on the button below to view the days/times available and sign up! 

Interested in helping out on a date that isn't posted? Call our office and we will do our best to accommodate you!  

Testimonial

"Thank you so much!  You made a difference and saying thank you just doesn't seem to be enough."

The Womack Family 

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Keeping Families Covered 2020 ©

Tax ID Number: 27-3434770

Get In Touch

224-637-1644   

info@keepingfamiliescovered.org

3250-B N. Oak Grove Ave.

Waukegan, IL 60087

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