When you donate gifts such as those listed below, you provide little extras that can make a child feel special and loved. All items listed below should be new unless otherwise stated. To make a donation, please contact us at development@lydiahome.org or call (773) 653-2200.

Gift Cards (used for birthdays, clothing and household needs)

  • Wal-Mart
  • Target


  • African-American Hair Products such as TCB Perm/Pink Moisturizing Lotion and Prostyle Gel by Ampro; available at Sally Beauty Salon
  • Feminine products (Always with wings sanitary pads and liners; no tampons)
  • Deodorant: solids with mild scents (nothing spicy or powdery) older boys in particular need extra-strong deodorant brands
  • Toothpaste
  • Bath-size soaps (e.g., Lever 2000, Dove and Caress)

Clothing & Household

  • Underwear (sizes available on request)
  • White polo shirts and Navy blue Pants (for school uniform; sizes available on request)
  • Twin-size bed linens (sheets and heavy blankets; no comforters)
  • Batteries (especially AA)

Infant & Children (children ages 0-5)

  • Diapers and Pull-Ups (all sizes)
  • Wipes
  • Socks
  • Infant formula (powered)
  • New infant and toddler car seats

Urban Academy (Alternative High School)

  • Student desk ($70 each) with a wrap around table (used desks are ok)

New or Gently Used Items Accepted

  • Stroller (or double stroller)
  • Pack n’ play

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