Holiday Giving for Chicago Youth and Families

Generous donors like you provide the meals, gifts and vital necessities for our families, ensuring that each of the 400 youth we serve has special memories of their year.

Holiday Gifts

Each year, generous donors provide gifts to make our kids’ season bright. We host a party for children and their caregivers, where each child receives a few cherished gifts (averaging $75 per child). Contact us to sponsor families by collecting gifts or raising funds for Kaleidoscope staff to choose gifts our families request most.

Donate online here. 

Amazon Smile

As you shop Amazon this season, get started at Choose Kaleidoscope as your charity of choice, and .5% of every purchase will be donated to us – at no cost to you! Every dollar makes a difference for the children, youth and families we serve. Learn more.

Employer Matching

Does your company match donations to non-profits? You could double your impact for children and families through an employer matching program. Contact your Human Resources department to learn more.

Food Drive

Through November 16, we are accepting donations of non-perishable food items or gift cards to grocery stores. We distribute these items to our families in time for Thanksgiving, and we distribute additional items to our neediest families through the end of the year. To host a donation drive or donate gift cards, contact Kathy Grzelak: [email protected] or (773) 292-4076.


#GivingTuesday is an international day of giving, recognized the week following Thanskgiving and Black Friday. Every dollar raised Tuesday, November 27 will be used to produce our Arts Camps and other enrichment programming, which help our young people learn new ways to express themselves and stay safe.

We especially welcome new donors to help us celebrate this special day! Our current supporters can further their impact by hosting Facebook fundraisers and following along on our social channels.


Do you have another idea to help our children and families? We’d love to talk! Please contact Kathy Grzelak: [email protected] or (773) 292-4076.