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Current Needs: JANUARY

We’re reaching out to generous people in the community, like you, to help us collect much-needed items for our guests. Individual tissue packets are in high demand during the cold months. In addition, thermal underwear and gloves are items we greatly need to help our guests stay dry and warm while in the elements. Our new family services program brings with it needs for the little among us, namely baby bath tubs and baby soap. Below is a complete list of our most urgent needs for the month of January. Any and all donations are very much appreciated!

Needs list

Household Items:
Individual Tissue Packets
Air Freshener Spray
33gal + Garbage Bags

For the Adults:
Thermal Long Underwear (XL, XXL)
Ski-type Gloves (Larger sizes)

For the Babies: 
Baby Bath Tubs
Full-size Baby Shampoo & Baby Wash


Drop off IN-PERSON

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.


Order ONLINE & Ship Directly to CP

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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