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Current Donation Needs for February

Listed below are the most urgently needed items needed to continue our day-to-day work at Carpenter’s Place. Our guests rely on the generous support from people in the community, like you, to provide basic everyday needs. This month we have a special winter boot collection happening with drop-off locations at all the local Illinois Bank & Trust branches. Read more about that special request here.

In addition to boots, we also need other cold weather items like thermal socks and hand warmers. Other basics include deodorant and tissue packets. Below is the complete list of our most urgent needs for the month of February. Any and all donations are very much appreciated!


Thermal socks
Men’s and Women’s boots
Jeans sizes 30 to 36
Men’s and women’s deodorant (white solid preferred)
Individual packs of tissue
Hand warmers

Disposable diapers size 5 & 6
Pull ups

Air freshener spray
33-gallon trash bags



Amazon is a popular and effective way for us to receive in-kind donations. If you too LOVE Amazon, we have a couple tips for the next time you buy.
Adding ‘smile’ brings you to AmazonSmile. It is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. We hope you’ll choose Carpenter’s Place during the set-up process. The best part is, you can use your existing Amazon account. Super seamless!

CHOOSE: gift option at check-out
Choosing ‘gift option’ at check-out let’s us know who sent the package. Using this option to ship directly to Carpenter’s Place allows us to know who to thank for the generous donation!

SHIP TO: Carpenter’s Place
Attn: Donations
1149 Railroad Ave.
Rockford, IL 61104


Or you are always welcome to drop off your donations in-person.

Donation items may be dropped off at Carpenter’s Place:
Monday – Friday | 8:30am to 4:00pm

We have plenty of guests and volunteers on hand to help unload deliveries. If you have any questions regarding our current needs, please call 815-964-4105 and we’ll be happy to help you. Thank you for supporting our mission provide the tools necessary to rebuild the lives of homeless men and women in Rockford.

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