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Current Needs: MARCH

March has greeted us with the promise of Spring. We are hopeful the coldest days and nights are behind us and we thank you for helping us keep our guests warm during the brutal cold. This March we find ourselves needing items to prepare for the rainy months, like umbrellas and rain jackets. We also have some specific needs for our families; children’s underwear and card games top the list. We also find ourselves in need of restaurant size cans of fruits and vegetables. We hope you will consider making an in-kind donation this month to help support our guests and families. Thank you!


· Children’s underwear, boys & girls (sizes 4 -10) new, please
· Children’s socks, boys & girls (sizes 2 – 12) prefer new
· Family-appropriate card games
· New or gently used high chairs or booster seats, within 5 years old


· Men’s boxers (sizes M, L, XL)
· Umbrellas
· Rain jackets
· Men’s and women’s 4x/5x clothing


· Restaurant size cans (106 oz) of vegetables or fruit

Personal Care Items

· Full-size body/hand lotion


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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