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Current Needs: FEBRUARY

The cold in Rockford has been especially brutal this winter. Our current donation requests this months continue to focus on cold weather gear, particularly large & extra large thermal underwear and large ski-type gloves. And with the addition of our new families program, we have some specific needs for kids as well. And a few basic needs for our day center and housing program. Please consider making an in-kind donation this month to help support our guests and families. Thank you!

Cold Weather Needs

Thermal long underwear (L and XL)
Ski-type gloves (larger sizes)
Individual tissue packets

Day Shelter and Housing Needs

Air freshener spray
30+ gallon garbage bags
Hand-held can openers

Family Needs

Children’s underwear, boys and girls (sizes 4 – 10) new, please
Children’s socks, both boys and girls (sizes 2 – 12) prefer new
Family-appropriate card games


We always welcome in-person drop offs of donations.

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

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.



Amazon is a popular and effective way for us to receive in-kind donations. If you use 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

Thank you for supporting our mission to provide the tools necessary to rebuild the lives of homeless men and women in Rockford.

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