• Mayor's Annual Food & Toy Drive

    Now through December 8, 2023

    To ensure every Evanston family gets to celebrate this holiday season, all community members are encouraged to participate in the Annual Mayor's Holiday Food, Book and Toy Drive.

    Through Friday, December 8, the City is collecting new, unwrapped toys that encourage physical and/or social activities, books, and staple food items for holiday meals, including stuffing, green beans, yams, mac and cheese, corn and corn bread mix.

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    Donate Food & Toys

    Donate toys & food items at locations throughout the community

    Items can be dropped off at locations throughout the city, including:

    • Autobarn, 1015 Chicago Ave.
    • Booked, 506 Main St.
    • Briteco, 805 Greenwood St.
    • Chandler-Newberger Center, 1028 Central St.
    • Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd.
    • Evanston Community Bank, 1740 Sherman Ave.
    • Evanston Made Holiday Market, 832 Dempster St.
    • Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.
    • Fire Station 3, 1105 Central St.
    • Fire Station 5, 2830 Central St.
    • First Northern Credit Union, 1705 Sherman Ave.
    • Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster St.
    • Jewel-Osco, 1128 Chicago Ave.
    • Jewel-Osco, 2485 W. Howard St.
    • Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave.
    • Police Station, 1454 Elmwood Ave.
    • Robert Crown Center, 1801 Main St.
    • Target, 2209 W. Howard St.
    • The Merion, 1611 Chicago Ave.
    • Valli Produce, 1910 Dempster St.

    For more locations and drop-off hours, visit https://www.cityofevanston.org/government/departments/parks-recreation-community-services/programs-events/holiday-food-and-toy-drive or call/text 847-448-4311.

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    Donate Cash

    Make a tax-deductible cash donation

    All donations will be received by the Evanston Parks Foundation to purchase food and toys in bulk.

    Online Donations:

    Credit Card Contributions


    Checks can be mailed to or dropped off:

    Evanston Parks Foundation
    City of Evanston Holiday Giving
    1655 Foster St.
    Evanston, IL 60201